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NFL: Oakland Raiders Sign Ex-SF 49ers CB Carlos Rogers
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NFL: Oakland Raiders Sign Ex-SF 49ers CB Carlos Rogers

Apr 1 2014, 12:26am CDT | by

The Oakland Raiders signed former San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers on March 31.

The Oakland Raiders signed former San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers on March 31.  The team issued a statement on its official website which reads,"The Oakland Raiders have signed free...

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NFL: Oakland Raiders Sign Ex-SF 49ers CB Carlos Rogers

Apr 1 2014, 12:26am CDT | by

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The Oakland Raiders signed former San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers on March 31.

The Oakland Raiders signed former San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers on March 31. 

The team issued a statement on its official website which reads,"The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent CB Carlos Rogers, general manager Reggie McKenzie announced Monday." 

Rogers said in a conference call that coming to the Raiders was an easy decision, per ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter Paul Gutierrez. 

"The Raiders have been one of the teams that have been more active in the offseason, trying to turn things around. I see where this team is going and it wasn't hard to come here and finalize the deal

"Especially playing with (Raiders cornerback) Tarrell (Brown) and I have been good friends with Charles Woodson since I've been in college, it was easier to come here and play with them. 

"Plus, I just have to move myself from one place to another, right across the bay." 

Gutierrez stresses Rogers becomes the 11th free agent to join the Raiders since March 11, joining the likes of Brown, Matt Schaub, Justin Tuck, Antonio Smith, LaMarr Woodley and Maurice Jones-Drew.

Prior to signing Rogers, Oakland had $13 million in salary-cap space left, per Gutierrez, citing ESPN Stats & Info. 

Rogers spoke about being on the same secondary as Brown -- who was his teammate with the 49ers -- in a separate update on the Raiders' official website.  

"It's going to be fun. We're two older guys that can bring experience, can bring leadership, can bring a lot of stuff to the table. I've played in a lot of different defenses and it's not hard to come over here and learn this defense and this terminology.

"We were a big part of the puzzle that turned San Francisco's defense around, so hopefully we can translate that over here and be even better."

Rogers then discusssed his role with the Raiders and the reason why he's successful at what he does. 

"I don't know. I'm going to start out, most definitely, trying to translate our terminology and learn this terminology over here, especially in that nickel spot. I don't want to say you can plug anybody outside, but being an outside corner is easier to learn. 

"Nickel, you're dealing with the linebackers, you're dealing with the D-Line, you're dealing with your corners and your safeties, so it's going to be a big part of what I need to do. I need to learn all the terminology and get the nickel spot down.

"I'm going to have a big opportunity to compete on the outside for a starting spot as a corner. For me personally, my biggest role is going to be making sure I've got all the nickel stuff down.

"I think first of all I've had good coaches teach me. And then, with experience comes play. You can't just throw somebody in there and say,'This is the nickel, and this is what you play.' 

"Along with that experience, I think toughness, being able to tackle, and you've got to have a big mental game because you can play one coverage then a slot receiver moves, and your whole coverage changes.

"I think more mental and experience and ability to do a lot of things that allow other guys to be free to play different coverages." 

According to Steve Corkran of InsideBayArea.com, Rogers' release from San Francisco three weeks ago allowed the team to save $5.1 million in salary-cap space for 2014. He had been slated to earn $6.6 million next season.  

The 32-year old Rogers was originally drafted out of Auburn by the Washington Redskins in 2005, eventually playing for the team for six seasons. He started all 48 games for the 49ers during his three-year stint, per the Raiders' official website. 

He was named to the Pro Bowl and the Associated Press All-Pro Second Team three years ago. 

Rogers has recorded 503 tackles, 17 interceptions, one sack, four forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries through March 31, according to the Raiders' official website. 

 

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