Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) is tackled by San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers (22) in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers Trying to Dump Carlos Rogers


After picking up Eric Wright in a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a 2014 late-round draft pick, the San Francisco 49ers are looking to get rid of their current cornerback Carlos Rogers.

Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Rogers will be gone, and Rotoworld’s analysis makes it seem like there isn’t any reason to keep the nine-year veteran.

Rogers was considered a potential cap casualty when the offseason began, but many figured he was a “lock” once $1.25 million of his $5.5 million salary became guaranteed on April 1. Following the acquisition of Eric Wright, all three of Rogers, Wright, and Nnamdi Asomugha will have to compete to keep roster spots. Despite the partial salary guarantee, the 49ers could create $4.99 million in cap space by cutting ties with Rogers. At $8.1 million, Rogers’ 2013 salary cap number is the highest on the team. We’re starting to think he’s a goner.

Rogers spent his last two seasons with the 49ers after starting with the Washington Redskins for six years. While he had a career-high six interceptions back in 2011 and had the second-most total tackles of his career last season at 56, the new acquisition along with picking up a potential steal in Asomugha gives the 49ers the ability to get rid of Rogers.

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  • RAYMOND LOZANO

    they should.Keep Rogers to teach the Youngsters how to play in the Big Games,He has alot of Experiences,Theuhh are letting go of alot of Veterans like Golddon,thats not Good,they Should give up a Rookie,not their Veterans,What do you think they Should do,If they let go.of Rogers,they Should use that Money and Get a Veteran WR for Keapernick,

    • Hashtag Hipster

      The 49ers play moneyball. Baalke manages the budget very well. They let go of Goldson because it would cost too much to keep him. The same logic applies to why they will probably get rid of Rogers. They have a lot of good players whose contracts will be up in 1-3 seasons. They need the cap space to re-sign them. It’s either lose these guys, or lose their star players in a couple seasons. They know what they’re doing. And they have Anquan Boldin as a veteran WR, the loss of Crabtree really doesn’t hurt as bad as analysts like to think.