General manager Reggie McKenzie continued the Oakland Raiders offseason makeover when he signed cornerback Carlos Rogers to a one year contract on Monday. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Rogers, who will be 33 when next season starts, is the second former San Francisco 49er the team has signed since free agency started on March 11th. Tarell Brown was signed to a one year deal on March 14th. The free agent duo is expected to start, replacing Tracy Porter and Mike Jenkins from last season. Second year player DJ Hayden will be the primary nickel CB and relieve Rogers and Brown.
Rogers sees the Raiders as a team on the rise.
“The Raiders have been one of the teams that have been more active in the offseason, trying to turn things around,” Rogers told ESPN in a conference call. “I see where this team is going and it wasn’t hard to come here and finalize the deal. Especially playing with Tarell. And I have been good friends with Charles Woodson since I’ve been in college. It was easier to come here and play with them. Plus, I just have to move myself from one place to another, right across the bay.”
Rogers had 49 tackles and 2 interceptions for SF last season, he has 17 career INT’s in his nine-year career. He has played in 126 games and made 116 starts, including all 48 in his three years with the 49ers.
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