Dec 29, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers (22) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Free Agency Rumors: San Francisco 49ers could release Carlos Rogers if he refuses pay cut

Carlos Rogers is one of the most important members of the San Francisco 49ers defense, there’s no question about that, but that also doesn’t mean that they can’t live without him if he’s not willing to take less pay, and that’s what they may have to do in 2014. According to CSN Bay Area, if Rogers isn’t willing to take a pay cut, the 49ers will send him off to find a new home.

Sources indicate the 49ers do not intend to have Rogers take the field at his scheduled $6.6 million salary in 2014. The options are to, again, ask him to take a dramatic pay cut or release him.

In the upcoming draft, the team has 12 picks to play with and there are a lot of talented CBs in the group, meaning that finding a replacement for the former Auburn star wouldn’t be all that difficult.

Plus, with the team needing money available for the future, especially with what Colin Kaepernick will reportedly ask for, they’re going to need players like Rogers to give up their share of the cash.

If they don’t, they they’ll be wished well in their future endeavors on their way out the door.

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