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Raiders going for clean sweep of 49ers starting cornerbacks

The Raiders already snared one of the 49ers incumbent starting cornerbacks in free agency. Now they are going after the other one when they meet with Carlos Rogers today, according to an ESPN report.
The Raiders signed cornerback Tarell Brown on March 14 as a potential replacement for departed starters Mike Jenkins and Tracy Porter. Adding Rogers to the mix would give the Raiders yet another viable option, along with second-year player D.J. Hayden.
Rogers, who turns 33 on July 2, started all 48 regular-season games for the 49ers the past three seasons. He has started all but 10 of the games he played during his first nine NFL seasons, the first six with the Washington Redskins.
The 49ers wanted to retain Rogers, but they weren’t willing to keep him around in 2014 at such a prohibitive salary. Rogers was slated to earn $6.6 million in base salary and bonuses.
Releasing Rogers saved the 49ers $5.1 million in salary-cap room. The Raiders still have plenty of salary-cap room despite a massive spending spree the past three weeks.
Rogers is the kind of versatile player the Raiders could use. He has the ability to play outside or in the slot and he excels in any kind of coverage.

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  • JOn Wooah

    I cant have that from my WR’s

  • RaiderCDE

    Shhh – don’t jinx it.. ;-)

  • Dakota

    He can’t be that ugly!

  • 559 Raider 87

    RM is making good moves for Oakland, dont think he is the GM of the year but we couldve done worse

  • JOn Wooah

    Rodgers is lightyears better then PORTER. He plays on a real field too!!

  • RaiderCDE

    LOL. “I like smokin rocks”

  • JV.

    #2 slot corner via PFF

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    I think that you and Herm Edwards need to have a discussion homeboy.

  • BossKnows01

    ran a 4.44 at the combine, only a 14 on the wonderlic, good thing he’s not a QB

  • Chino

    @RaidersBeat: Extreme Makeover: #Raiders Edition –> @PFF_Rick: New-look #Raiders D, now with Rogers: http://t.co/KhA3MlNPol

    6 returning starters on d !! Consistency!

  • r8ter4evr

    I live by Faith Raider Brother and was trying to Quote Coach ?? My mind fails me

  • JOn Wooah

    who rogers or porter?

  • 559 Raider 87

    LOL reading to much into it, but did he have a red rag hanging out the back pocket

  • JOn Wooah

    Maybe DJax visits Oak by FRI??

  • JV.

    #progress

  • Freakyguy666

    Fact: And not a single one made Pro Bowl last year….

  • JV.

    Rodgers.. Porter was 15

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    It can not be said that he hasn’t made an extreme attempt at upgrading the talent level on the Raiders.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Rifflicks Jr.

  • Freakyguy666

    It’s ok…Even the Raiders will tolerate gays like you.

  • DKnight007

    Rogers signed yes? Good pickup…needed to add depth to CB position and a he will be a good nickel CB also. McK doing a good…goooood job so far…..

    http://www.quickmeme.com/img/c2/c263180fd10832bc6f41ef553353f70bbaf672ecb22ad1be953a3c63b7bcde0e.jpg

  • RaiderCDE

    Rodgers not expected to be a pro bowler. Just a solid guy who can play 3 secondary positions and yet another locker room leader. Well done, Reggie.

  • JLofty

    Mora

  • The Big Banana

    The 2011 Dream Team build continues! Jason Babin, where you at?

  • kelley

    And how many pro bowlers from last year were free agents? Please!!!

  • Ian

    I dont know why we sign these guys we all know that Chimdi Chekwa is going to BRING IT this season. ;)

  • DKnight007
  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    We’re being nice. So far.

  • r8ter4evr

    Well they might this year, FREAKIER things have happened

  • BossKnows01

    Bring Nnamdi back for the trifecta

  • PlunkforHOF

    Don’t think I’m off the mark on that one

  • r8ter4evr

    Thanx brother I could picture the scene but not the name It sux getting old

  • DKnight007

    Yep!

  • JOn Wooah

    NICE

  • BossKnows01

    On the practice squad

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Want’s it rough, apparently.

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    Slot corner was the boon of the Raiders D last season for sure. That’s where a lot of the big plays were made… Those back breaking 3rd down conversions and so forth were sad.

  • The Big Banana

    Reggie’s looking at the 2011 Probowl rosters to see who he can sign next.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Yeah, but it beats the alternative.

  • EDWARD TEACH

    Ellen Godbee from Fox 5 in Atlanta just called Carlos Rogers “the Juwan Howard of football”.

  • r8ter4evr

    Man you are so right he has steamrolled after a slow start in FA

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    That would be great!

  • PlunkforHOF

    Ineligible, just a guess.

  • BossKnows01

    You mean blue, he would get shot spotted in south central with that, unless he went to damooz and hung with suge knight

  • RaiderCDE

    RM will draft CB and FS to take learn from the Vets and be ready, along with DJ, Chekwa and some of the unknown young guys, to raise their game.

  • JOn Wooah

    Better then anything the Raiders have had for 10 years.

  • r8ter4evr

    Ya at least most of our 2011 players are gone

  • Goldie7

    new post.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Word

  • JV.

    @VicTafur: New #Raiders CB Carlos Rogers, 33 in July, is better in slot than outside. 49ers cut him earlier this month. Started every game last 3 years