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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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  • _Mista_

    Riding Dakotas coat tails now.

    You are pathetic…

  • http://thebadtenants.com/ eternal pessimist

    definitely an upgrade. no question. he’d be an upgrade. But I don’t buy that he’s worth $10 mil a year…

  • DJ Johnny

    ..please. Thank you sir.

  • 559 Raider 87

    LOL

  • Dakota

    Just pay the $50k in taxes and I swear, we will send you the Congo Lottery winnings!

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Dakota’s easy. Just go to either of the Dakotas and ask for the Raider fan.

  • spiff

    sounds like a big contract for d.jack………….

  • Gdog

    Has Charlie been here yet to tell us how perfectly Reggie is handling the DJax situation so far, and that the Raiders are better off with him, or without him, depending on the outcome?

    I need my Saccharine fix…

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I won that! Still trying to come up with handling fee.

  • Howard Benner

    you regularly feel threatened, eh?

    simple solution; just stay away!

    Ya can save on the blood pressure meds. . .your current treatment program obviously isn’t working. . .

    Not that I really care. . .

  • Howard Benner

    April fools. . .

  • Myopinion

    They haven’t all but announced anything. There unsure cause he’s a development project and got injured and missed most of last season. A player has that athletic ability or not. If he can play at nfl level, no reason to not put a guy with athletic ability at lt.

  • Howard Benner

    April the first. . .

  • RaiderDirt

    Raiders Release Guard Mike Brisiel…

    One Nation

  • DJ Johnny

    Lol. He’s busy at his office at Alameda HQ’s. Working on another project for the PR director.

  • FourMoreYears

    Whoops, let me jump in here to defend my other account.

    Obama rules!

  • _Mista_
  • Reggie’s Red ‘Fro

    not april fools

  • EMRaiders

    All these moves! Someone do something already! I have to get back to work!

  • FourMoreYears

    Very good, the first step towards solving a problem is admitting you have one.

  • http://Raiders.com/ Dan78

    Watkins didn’t meet with the Raiders at the combine……

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    And never ask for permission. Better to apologize after. On the way home from a pack trip, they’re really well behaved and wouldn’t even need leads.

  • Reggie’s Red ‘Fro

    need room for incognito

  • _Mista_
  • Howard Benner

    Is there a squirrel mafia?

  • 8raiderreign8

    Or DJax

  • JV.

    @RaidersBeat: #Raiders created $1.38M in cap room by releasing Mike Brisiel.

    Lol “#djaxtooakland” ?

  • EMRaiders

    No need. They know who he is.

  • Dakota

    You would be surprised…..I know at least 9 Raider fans in my small area.

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Steeter and DHB nearly did with not as strong QB play. Gang or no gang, I can see why Philly did this. That contract was toxic for that level of production.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Watkins sounds like a humble, friendly young man.

  • 8raiderreign8

    Yup

  • JOn Wooah

    Reggie just got some more DJAX bonus money freed up???

  • Howard Benner

    And you have first person evidence of what that might resemble? that explains a lot. . .

  • _Mista_

    Why dont you buy him a dozen roses and ask him out?

  • JOn Wooah

    Raiders
    Beat ‏@RaidersBeat
    3
    mins

    Oh? @NBCdianna: Sources close to DeSean Jackson: if he does not sign with Washington, he will meet with the 49ers tomorrow

    ————————

    Then hop across the bay??

  • JV.

    @RaidersBeat: Oh? @NBCdianna: Sources close to DeSean Jackson: if he does not sign with Washington, he will meet with the 49ers tomorrow.

    We are this guys last choice… Forget it.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    If Jackson kept us from Watkins, I don’t know…….

  • 8raiderreign8

    He’s reloaded

  • Howard Benner

    No evidence of one exists. . .

  • Raider O

    Exactly.

  • http://Raiders.com/ Dan78

    #incognitotooakland….

  • DJ Johnny

    Exactly. I’m sick of this. Just announce we don’t want him and end this. Screw him.

  • EMRaiders

    and 4 mill in cash right?

  • FourMoreYears

    Stop stalking me, I didn’t say anything to you!

    Whoops, forgot to log in as disqus_yeZNegncsV before I said that.

  • Return

    Ok ,Never at LT might have been over the top. Look at the announced positions. Watson is not listed at LT. He is listed at RT/G. He could very well be a great LT. Just not this year. He would get annihilated.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    It came to you, roses and asking him out? Why don’t you do it.
    He’s not my type.

  • JOn Wooah

    u dont know that. U dont what sources.

    EVERYTHING is a game at this point. WHO WILL PAY THE MOST PERIOD

  • BigBenRexor

    We are this guys last choice
    -
    Story of this year’s Free Agency

  • Dakota

    I thought maybe the combo announcement might fool them….