December 8, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks tight end Luke Willson (82, top) is tackled by San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers (22, bottom) during the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Seahawks 19-17. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders sign Carlos Rogers


After a lack of big name cornerbacks heading to Oakland during the first wave of free agency many wondered what general manager Reggie McKenzie was going to do to bolster the Raiders depth at defensive back with the big names bolting for big money elsewhere.

With former Niners corner Tarell Brown already headed across the Bay the Raiders would make their next veteran acquisition on Monday signing fellow San Francisco corner Carlos Rogers to a one year deal to unite the free agent departures of the 49ers in Oakland.

From Raiders.com’s official press release:

The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent CB Carlos Rogers, General Manager Reggie McKenzie announced Monday.

The nine-year veteran joins fellow defensive back Tarell Brown as former members of the San Francisco 49ers’ secondary to join the Raiders this offseason. He spent three seasons with the 49ers, starting all 48 games during his tenure. He was named to the Pro Bowl and earned second-team Associated Press All-Pro honors in 2011. His career totals with the 49ers and Washington Redskins include 126 games played with 116 starts, 503 tackles (392 solo), 17 interceptions, 109 passes defensed, one sack, four forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries.

Last season, the former first-round pick started all 16 games for San Francisco, posting 59 tackles (44 solo), two interceptions and eight passes defensed. He was inactive for the 49ers’ Wild Card and Divisional playoff games with a hamstring injury before returning to the lineup to face the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game. His postseason career totals include eight games played with seven starts, 39 tackles (31 solo) and six passes defensed.

Prior to joining the 49ers, the 6-foot, 192-pounder played six seasons with the Redskins, helping the team to playoff berths in 2005 and 2007.

Rogers most important contribution to the Raiders will be his experience as he joins a long list of free agent moves from Reggie McKenzie that involve playoff reputations. Rogers had success in both Washington as well as the Niners, where before being released he started every game during his San Francisco tenure. If the Raiders can get another good season out of an aging Rogers on a low risk one year deal this should go down as another savvy veteran buy for McKenzie who is stockpiling on veteran leaders who need to keep proving their worth to stay in the league as added incentive to continue to produce. Looking to groom 2013 first round pick DJ Hayden into an elite cornerback, bringing in an experienced winner like Rogers is all positives for the Raiders.

 

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  • Chris Schroeder

    Nice signing Reg. You still need to go get Desean Jackson and stop fooling around. He was spending some time with #RG3NOUT in Los Angeles before he went to Washington. If you let him sign that contract with the deadskins, I swear to God all of Raider Nation will rise up on yo ass. Other than that pretty good signing so far. Go get Desean…..

  • KloverJane

    Good signing. Now, there’s a little matter over at the Redskins front office going on. DJAX is going to dinner and needs a first class ticket to Oakland. Make it happen Reggie Mackenzie! The Autumn wind needs an fantasy player.

  • KloverJane

    You beat me to it lol by a minute.

  • PK

    This is an excellent pick up. Since the raiders were trying to get him years ago before he went to the niners and missed out be cause of money issues. Leadership and physical play from Rodgers great pickup for a depleted secondary to bad we didn’t keep porter around now that would be a good db back field Hayden,brown,porter,Rodgers, Woodson and a returning branch. That would have been killer

  • PK

    The redskins is were players good to have their carrera die no one ever prevails there there’s a long list of players that have gone their and fizzled away into retirement

  • Chris Schroeder

    My nerves can’t take it anymore. Sitting here with my hands pressing against my head having visions of being handed a prescription of a highly addictive narcotic. REGGIE can you here me???? GO GET FZuCZkINg DESEAN….

    I’m losing my mind up in here, up in here.

  • KloverJane

    Just don’t act a fool…up on here, up in here……lol. As long as he flies out of their without a contract, you can take 2 aleve bud.

  • Stephen Spicker

    Looks like Raiders went from cellar dwellers to solid and tough team. Raiders now have the flexibility to get the best player on their draft board. I love the moves Reggie made. Go Raiders!