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Raiders reach across the bay for another veteran CB

The two players that started at cornerback for the 49ers last season now are leading candidates for starting jobs in Oakland, with Carlos Rogers on Monday following Tarell Brown to the Raiders via free agency.
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 parted ways with Rogers in a cost-cutting move. Rogers was slated to earn $6.6 million in base salary and bonuses in 2014. The 49ers saved $5.1 million in cap room by cutting Rogers.
Brown and Rogers are expected to compete for the starting spots vacated by Mike Jenkins and Tracy Porter, both of whom signed elsewhere soon after free agency started March 11.
“We’re two older guys that can bring experience, can bring leadership, can bring a lot of stuff to the table,” Rogers said in a conference call. “ …We were a big part of the puzzle that turned San Francisco’s defense around, so hopefully we can translate that over here and be even better.”
Second-year player D.J. Hayden gives the Raiders another viable option, though Hayden struggled as a rookie last season and showed that he has work to do before he can be counted upon on an every-down basis.
Rogers is the kind of player that Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver covets because of Rogers’ versatility. Rogers has the ability to play outside or inside on the slot receiver in nickel coverage, and he excels in any kind of coverage.
“I’m going to have a big opportunity to compete on the outside for a starting spot as a corner,” Rogers said. “My biggest role is going to be making sure I’ve got all the nickel stuff down.”
Rogers is the fifth free agent signed by the Raiders this offseason that has a chance to win a starting job in 2014. He joins defensive linemen Justin Tuck and Antonio Smith, linebacker LaMarr Woodley and Brown.

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  • Dakota

    You use duct tape? Smart!

  • http://www.raiders.com/ Drexl

    Velcro patches

  • Blackholepriest

    Shut up sissy!

  • Myopinion

    I’m hoping Watson developed a ton this offseason.
    Watson/penn/wiz/Howard/mcants draft a lg of the future and lock up wiz for 5 years. Line for the next 5years.

  • spiff

    sound like Jackson is going to make Oakland pay for his services. sf don’t have the money all they can offer is a chance to win a ring. problem is the have craptree and boldin. and davis it clear he won’t be a number one receiver like he will be here. he will go to sf the drive across the bridge and sign the ink. get the feeling we are going to over pay a lot for his service but we will excel more with him. then I would trade down and take mike evans then see who can stop this offense………

  • the super genius dr robert

    How’d u manage to say that with pryors dlckk in ur mouth?

  • RaiderDirt

    Blind… Love … Hate.. Relationship huh..lol

    FCK them haters…

    When this team starts winning… They’ll still find a reason to hate..

    It’s showbiz…

    But damn i wish i could find at least one hater at a public bar…

    Can you say repeatedly open had slaps unto the back of their heads..

  • Howard Benner

    They run rampant in the streets, up trees. . .they’re all over the place. . .

    I had a house in the Fremont area where they had infiltrated the attic & ram amock in the middle of the night. . .

    I think in the 206 they enlist the Racoons as their “muscle” & leverage the opossum as their “disinformation” squad. . . .blackmail. . .
    Then there’s the rabbits. . .they work the streets. . .ya know what I mean. . .

    It’s a full fledged animal conspiracy. . .we forget who was here en mass before we arrived. . .payback is a bytch!

    # in’s not nice to fool mother nature

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    You don’t have enough handguns then.

  • Howard Benner

    But it’s 57 degrees here & it’s time for another marathon hike. . .

    Went to the Safe for “open house” last night; we usually park in the Sodo area, approximately a mile from Safeco Park. So, since we met up @ Alki Beach before the game I walked about 18 miles yesterday. . .so today’s installment is just a relative “cakewalk. . .”

    Back to rain by Thursday. . .ttyl! Tally ho!

  • SlashNHack

    Redneck hack at it’s best!

  • plunkhead

    Purvs Llama hauler?

  • r8dercain

    Raiders release mike briesel
    Pft 6 min ago

  • jumpnjiminy

    new post!

  • spiff

    and that’s when we do it……………………….. go RAIDERS…….