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.