While many in Raider Nation are fixated on the Desean Jackson sweepstakes, the Oakland Raiders will be meeting with a free agent on Monday as Reggie McKenzie continues to work even if the top free agent available opted to meet with Washington first instead of heading to Alameda.
According to FOX Sports’ Colleen Dominguez former San Francisco 49ers defensive back Carlos Rogers is set to visit with the Raiders today, potentially taking in the footsteps of new Raiders corner Tarell Brown who also jumped over to the other side of the Bay this offseason as a free agent.
CB Carlos Rogers visiting Oakland today. #Raiders
— Colleen Dominguez (@ColleenD__) March 31, 2014
Rogers is a proven veteran who has one Pro Bowl appearance under his name during stops in Washington and San Francisco over his six year NFL career. Rogers played four years in Washington before joining up with the Niners where he started in 32 out of 32 games over his two year stay with the team during their runs to the Super Bowl and last year’s NFC Championship.
In 2013 Rogers had two interceptions along with 40 solo tackles and could be another valuable depth piece for the Oakland secondary after McKenzie didn’t exactly get into the elite cornerback market during the opening days of free agency, opting to build the trenches first. If he can find a way to make a deal work with Rogers (while saving room for a potential splash on Desean Jackson of course) McKenzie can address those woes with another short term deal for a proven veteran with winning experience. A consistent theme this offseason that Rogers fits likely means Raider fans shouldn’t be shocked if a deal gets done between the two sides.