The San Francisco 49ers made an easy decision when they decided to cut ties with veteran slot cornerback Carlos Rogers earlier this offseason, as it would have made absolutely no sense for them to keep the 32-year-old around at his exorbitant price tag. He’s still a solid slot corner in this league and a valuable piece in the secondary, but he clearly wasn’t worth that kind of money and saved the 49ers organization a little over $5 million (they were prepared to release him last year but opted against it due to a season-ending injury to Chris Culliver, who recently got into some off-field trouble).
Earlier this offseason, the Oakland Raiders signed away the 49ers top cornerback in Tarell Brown, who was a downright steal at just $3.5 million for one year. The Raiders could still really use another cornerback despite signing Brown and having last year’s first-round pick D.J. Hayden, and FOX’s Colleen Dominguez reports that Carlos Rogers is visiting the Raiders organization today.
Rogers would be an amazing signing for the Raiders, who have added several talented players like Brown and Antonio Smith to affordable contracts this offseason. Although he isn’t getting any younger, Rogers is still one of the league’s most reliable slot defenders, and they definitely need somebody with his ability to be a solid corner on the inside or outside, and signing Rogers would allow Reggie McKenzie to check off CB as a pressing need for his team.
He’s had a lukewarm market to this point, which clears the way for the Raiders to add him. At this point, signing Rogers makes too much sense for the Raiders organization.