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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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  • JOn Wooah

    calm down already, jeez its about MONEY

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Then we’d ask where the Raider infestation is, and go from there.

  • JV.

    Lol jokes.

  • xraided

    DJAX is doing as expected…driving up his price minute by minute

  • RediaR

    Never want to come off too desperate.

  • JV.

    #incognitotooakland ??

  • _Mista_
  • RediaR

    #fackthat

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Damn straight! No squirrels in NW?

  • RaiderDirt

    BSPN NFL Lives Analyst crack a Joke about the Raiders losing seasons…

    Mic guy doesn’t cut off mic while show fades into commercial…

    You here the analyst laughing (Schefter, Woody, & That other guy)..

    Very unprofessional….

    One Nation

  • JOn Wooah

    Guys its who will PAY THE MOST TO DESEAN JACKSON, PERIOD. Its about the MONEY , the guarentees, the writing in the contract period.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Watkins comes a lot cheaper.

  • JOn Wooah

    Its ok, they love the Raiders in a strange way

  • BigDRaider

    Noodle arm Schaub cant throw the deep ball. Desean dont want him

  • Gdog

    The PR director would be like… “damn dude, just stop already.”

  • FourMoreYears

    Good thing we didn’t trade for it then. Offer a slightly above reasonable contract and if he turns it down fine, but we have to at least take a shot at him.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Those same “sources” last night said the deal with DC was done.

  • FourMoreYears
  • SR Raider

    Could be that Reggie has the best offer on the table, and Desean is just trying to get more. There’s no actual hurry for him to sign

  • Dakota

    When DJax lands is SF, just intercept him with the team SUV at the airport. It will be a done deal once he sees it:

    http://static.ibsrv.net/autocomm/Content/FTE/sema11/pete-gutierrez1.jpg

  • JV.

    So..

    Penn-boothe-wiz-Howard-Watson.

    Ehh.

  • DJ Johnny

    Is it though? It doesn’t seem like Reggie is that interested. Why no visit to Oakland scheduled?

  • RediaR

    #IncognitNO

  • Breaking_Black

    #djaxtowashingtonthensanfranciscothenoaklandifheneedsmoremoney

  • JV.

    #saffOLDnews

  • 0ak R8rs

    No. 49ers r in. Came out of nowhere.

  • JOn Wooah

    Rich
    Lieberman ‏@rlieberman2529
    36m

    REPEAT: #Raiders already have contract and deal in place for @DeseanJackson10 to SIGN after all BS has been sorted out. RT

  • 559 Raider 87

    Why go to SF they have Crabtree, Q, and possibly DJax don’t they need to resign some guys aslo like Kap and Iupati

  • BossKnows01

    Whiners have Boldin & Craptree, wont break the bank for DeSean

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    He has to be dragged out to FRiday. Reg told him, “I only sign guys on Friday.”

  • BigBenRexor

    The release of Mike Brisel is specifically written in the Schaub contract restructure.

  • http://www.raiders.com/ Drexl

    what is with that trailer hitch?
    seriously has a handgun welded to it?

    smh

  • JOn Wooah

    how doesnt it seem like?? did he have to call the PRESS FIRST!!!

  • _Mista_

    Clever as a toilet lever.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    That “BS” has to involve a lot of $$$$$$, which means no “contract and deal” can possibly be “in place.”

  • FourMoreYears

    new post

  • 559 Raider 87

    This guy

  • JOn Wooah

    Greg papa reported that over the weekend from a league source DJAX turned down a

    2 yr 15 million ( 7 mil guarenteed) dollar contract from those CHIEFS

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Absolutely, I was just looking at reasons why Philly cut him and what he might be worth.

  • BossKnows01

    They need big physical receivers to deal with Seattle’s db’s, stupid move if they sign him

  • JV.

    Can see this as a possibility.. Except he prolly picks someone else over us..

    If no one else wants to pay him he goes here.

  • JOn Wooah

    ever hear of a PHONE??

  • The Big Banana

    DJax watch in full effect in here. You guys are all on pins & needles, aren’t you? Lol.

  • Dakota

    Are you a commie?

  • jumpnjiminy

    Don’t kid yourself…they’re east coast biased jerks…

  • 559 Raider 87

    As of now, but it may change it camp. I like Penn-Boothe-Wiz-Watson-Howard

  • Dakota

    Can someone punch this cat in the face for me? Thanks.

  • jumpnjiminy

    You are one messed up dude aren’t ya…

  • http://www.raiders.com/ Drexl

    no,,, but I also don’t weld my handguns to my trailer hitch,

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Ever hear of a legal “contract”?