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With two days remaining before the ability to sign a new deal expires with the labor agreement, veteran defensive tackle Shaun Rogers has a new team.

Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Rogers has agreed to terms with the Saints on a one-year contract.

Rogers was cut by the Browns last month.  He has never been to the playoffs; he joins a team that will be favored to make the playoffs in 2011, if not the Super Bowl.

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  1. thegreenviking says: Mar 1, 2011 9:30 PM

    Is this a good sign of things to come or are we again placing too much hope on Federal mediation?

  2. iknowfootballandyoudont says: Mar 1, 2011 9:36 PM

    Shaun Rogers and Sedrick Ellis in the middle?

    Aint nobody runnin on dem Saints in ’11
    Back to the Super Bowl Baby!

  3. thenewenglandpatriots12 says: Mar 1, 2011 9:39 PM

    Shaun Rogers can play, you can’t expect a guy to put up probowl numbers while he was on the Browns.

  4. SmackSaw says: Mar 1, 2011 9:39 PM

    He can plug up the middle…and that’s about it.

  5. mvpolamalu says: Mar 1, 2011 9:48 PM

    He deserves to play for a good team

  6. jdmp86 says: Mar 1, 2011 9:49 PM

    And the saints never won the superbowl again

  7. mr92687 says: Mar 1, 2011 9:52 PM

    He fits perfectly there, a “has been” on the Nfl newest “Has been” team. The Falcons will be crowned division champs every year.

  8. hey804 says: Mar 1, 2011 9:52 PM

    32 year old 350+ pounder who has no idea what it’s like to win…hmmm.

    50% chance he makes it through a 100% humidity camp alive.

  9. dkeyser says: Mar 1, 2011 9:53 PM

    I think this is a good move. Ellis led the team in sacks last year and now with the addition of Rodgers it will force teams to double both DT’s leaving the DE’s with one on ones. If they land a quality DE in the 1st and an upgrade over Shanle at OLB in the 2nd, then the front 7 should be a very very good group

  10. motorcitykitties says: Mar 1, 2011 9:54 PM

    He’ll play about 1/2 the snaps on defense and then end up on IR by week 9. Congrats.

  11. bensstinkyfingers says: Mar 1, 2011 9:55 PM

    Yes Shaun can play, just don’t feel like it most of the time. Since it is a new start he will put forth an effort for the first few games then will fly under the radar. Just bought stock in po boy’s and cafe du monde.

  12. p4ck3r5 says: Mar 1, 2011 10:02 PM

    I kno its early and there might not be a season and its early but….packers vs saints nfc championship… i’d love to c that

  13. aliowlsfalcons19 says: Mar 1, 2011 10:05 PM

    i guess the saints are getting tired of falcons ol manhandling there dl n micheal turner running all over em practical every game. every team in the nfc south is a run first team apart from saints so it was obvious the saints were going dl or defense in general

  14. ndgarretjax says: Mar 1, 2011 10:09 PM

    So he signed a 1-year contract during the year there may not be football, so then he’ll become a free-agent after the league year….talk about POSSIBLY getting paid for doing nothing…and then not getting paid anything…

  15. grimsleeper78 says: Mar 1, 2011 10:10 PM

    winning!!

  16. thetooloftools says: Mar 1, 2011 10:14 PM

    I wish him well, as he got out of here (Cleveland) alive.
    This place is a dumping ground for talent.

  17. ArtModellsPimp says: Mar 1, 2011 10:16 PM

    SmackSaw says:

    “He can plug up the middle…and that’s about it.”
    ——————–

    Yeah….. I experienced one of those those this morning.

  18. whitetrashking says: Mar 1, 2011 10:18 PM

    Thats pimpin cause in two days if a player is on the street then thats where they are gonna be for a while atleast he has a team and dont have to wait on the greed war to end

  19. dafixisin says: Mar 1, 2011 10:23 PM

    If, IF Rogers can get himself back into some kinda decent shape (by Shaun Rogers standards), he could wreak some havoc in opposing backfields. Now that he’s back in a traditional 4-3 defense, he’ll be able to shoot the gaps again, like he did earlier in his career.

    He finally gets to play for a winner. Let’s see if rising tides raise all boats.

  20. fanofbrowns17 says: Mar 1, 2011 10:25 PM

    Rogers made pro bowl first year with Browns. Probably played quite a bit when they kicked patriot ass 34-14. If motivated (winning) he will be an absolute monster.

  21. terrellblowens says: Mar 1, 2011 10:44 PM

    The Saints will need a tougher defense to get to the Super Bowl. Just look at what Marshawn Lynch did there. They need a better D-Line to get back to the Super Bowl. Maybe if they’re lucky they can squeeze the last bit of productivity out of Shaun Rogers and make it work

  22. 504in860 says: Mar 1, 2011 10:46 PM

    aliowlsfalcons19 says:
    Mar 1, 2011 10:05 PM
    i guess the saints are getting tired of falcons ol manhandling there dl n micheal turner running all over em practical every game. every team in the nfc south is a run first team apart from saints so it was obvious the saints were going dl or defense in general
    —————————————-

    About as tired as the Falcons are of Drew Brees OWNING them.

  23. 504in860 says: Mar 1, 2011 10:49 PM

    mr92687 says:
    Mar 1, 2011 9:52 PM
    He fits perfectly there, a “has been” on the Nfl newest “Has been” team. The Falcons will be crowned division champs every year.
    ———————————————-

    Has been Saints or a never-has-been Falcons team? Win a playoff game as a “number 1″ seed then talk trash.

  24. rcunningham says: Mar 1, 2011 10:49 PM

    p4ck3r5 says: Mar 1, 2011 10:02 PM

    I kno its early and there might not be a season and its early but….packers vs saints nfc championship… i’d love to c that

    Well, you’re alone in that sentiment.

  25. rcunningham says: Mar 1, 2011 10:50 PM

    iknowfootballandyoudont says: Mar 1, 2011 9:36 PM

    Shaun Rogers and Sedrick Ellis in the middle?

    Aint nobody runnin on dem Saints in ’11
    Back to the Super Bowl Baby!

    Takes a lot more than a good d-line to win a Super Bowl. Just ask the Vikings.

    Something tells my you’re the one who doesn’t know football.

  26. annnann says: Mar 1, 2011 11:01 PM

    I haven’t had the chance to watch many Browns games. I hope he can contribute, since Saints need help in that position. I know he has some probowl and even allpro years behind him, with that said he is aging so I’ll remain cautiously excited.

  27. 504in860 says: Mar 1, 2011 11:02 PM

    p4ck3r5 says: Mar 1, 2011 10:02 PM

    I kno its early and there might not be a season and its early but….packers vs saints nfc championship… i’d love to c that
    ————————————————

    I would too! 2 of the top 5 QBs in the league going at it…that would be awesome!

  28. acdc84 says: Mar 1, 2011 11:22 PM

    “The Falcons will be crowned division champs every year.”

    Yes great! Atlanta can get the #1 seed every year and whoop on the #6 seed just like th… oh wait, that’s right, the Packers whopped them in their own home! SCOREBOARD!!

  29. pvtsquiffy says: Mar 1, 2011 11:30 PM

    hey804 says: Mar 1, 2011 9:52 PM

    “32 year old 350+ pounder who has no idea what it’s like to win…hmmm.

    50% chance he makes it through a 100% humidity camp alive.”

    98% chance he’ll find ways to skip OTA’s, minicamp and off season training (if in fact they have an off season).

    While at Cleveland he managed to spend most of his off seasons getting doctor’s notes or sitting on a stationary bike tucked away from the playing field.

  30. lifetimeskinsfan739 says: Mar 1, 2011 11:55 PM

    Texans dropped the ball on this one.

  31. scoob766 says: Mar 2, 2011 12:05 AM

    Superbowl in 2011 for the Saints? I needed my chuckle, they are on the decline. They might not even make the playoffs, the division is stronger and they are older.

  32. grantgoodman93 says: Mar 2, 2011 12:42 AM

    This is a fat man

  33. supersuckers3 says: Mar 2, 2011 1:10 AM

    iknowfootballandyoudont says:
    Mar 1, 2011 9:36 PM
    Shaun Rogers and Sedrick Ellis in the middle?

    Aint nobody runnin on dem Saints in ’11
    Back to the Super Bowl Baby!

    ————-

    Draft and develop your team’s way son…..cast aways are not the answer. i guess the powers to be in NewOrleans have little patience and are not willing to develop “Saint” people to win multiple NFL titles. GB has 3 more guaranteed. The Saints?? Simply a fart in the wind..

  34. toonsterwu says: Mar 2, 2011 1:26 AM

    I like this signing. I don’t think anyone should anticipate Rogers handling a heavy workload. Unless I’m mistaken, they should still have Remi Ayodele, and the combination of the two should provide an effective NT tandem next to Ellis. With attention on Ellis, Rogers, and Will Smith, the other end simply has to win one-on-one battles, which most NFL ends should be able to do.

    Another thing to keep in mind is that Gregg Williams likes tinkering around a bit. At separate points in his coaching career, he’s been a heavy blitzer, a Tampa 2 guy (well, he ran a variant in Washington for a year). With their lack of an elite pass rush last year, and the chances of finding an elite guy this year being debatable that late in the draft, a guy like Rogers could potentially allow Gregg to go even heavier with blitz packages if he opted to. Most “pressure” defenses require their defensive linemen to slam the run shut.

    Look, if Rogers is being asked to carry a heavy workload, I don’t think that’s going to turn out too well. In a rotation where he’s coming in as part of a group, I could see it succeeding.

  35. jebdamone says: Mar 2, 2011 1:44 AM

    i was kinda hoping rodgers would be someone the vikings would go after to replace fat pat. i think he still has some good football left in him, and if motivated by winning still can dominate games up the middle.

  36. paulnoga says: Mar 2, 2011 3:42 AM

    32 years old and over 10 years in the NFL. Now those old knees and hips get to practice and play on Turf.
    Vegas Over/Under for games he will be playing in @ 4
    I will take the Under.

  37. goawayeverybody says: Mar 2, 2011 3:59 AM

    Hey Smacksaw…. um, hate to break this to you, but it’s his job to plug up the middle.

  38. screamingsheep69 says: Mar 2, 2011 5:44 AM

    As long as the Saints have provisions in the contract to get out if he doesn’t work, then its a great deal. The upside is worth a little risk. If he wants to play hard.

  39. dewalt2990 says: Mar 2, 2011 5:57 AM

    Good luck big man, Detroit’s going to be visiting soon…

  40. kotapug says: Mar 2, 2011 7:47 AM

    Shaun Rogers and Sedrick Ellis in the middle?

    Aint nobody runnin on dem Saints in ’11
    Back to the Super Bowl Baby!

    Yes that is the reason you did not make the Super Bowl because you where missing Rogers HaHaHa

  41. npiechocki says: Mar 2, 2011 8:57 AM

    Maybe I’m missing something or maybe Falcons fans really are as dumb as the rest of the league thinks they are. Smack talk from a organization that has NEVER won a Super Bowl and until recently had never had 2 consecutive winning seasons? You beat the Saints once this year and that was when our kicker, who was hopped up on Adderrall, shanks a gimme and your players are running around like they won the Super Bowl. I’m pretty sure we returned the favor when we came to your house and brought you back to Earth. Hartley blew that kick and Bryant was clutch but c’mon, you guys are not the Steelers or the Pack. And when your history includes trading a first ballot HOF (Favre) and your lasting impression on the league is a end-zone dance maybe you should hold out for something worth celebrating before you guys anoint yourselves as the next “big thing”. And as a sidenote there has never been such a ill-deserved nickname as “Matty Ice” when his only clutch moment has been a comeback against the Ravens at HOME.

  42. trickbunny says: Mar 2, 2011 9:42 AM

    grimsleeper78 says:
    Mar 1, 2011 10:10 PM

    winning!!
    ————————————————-

    I didn’t know you posted here, Charlie ;)

  43. trickbunny says: Mar 2, 2011 9:44 AM

    Poor delusional Saints fans… Maybe Ted Washington will come out of retirement and you can spin *that* into a “good signing”, too.

  44. breeshasabush says: Mar 2, 2011 9:47 AM

    I love the smell of haters in the morning. Love love love this move…love it. This is an immediate upgrade at the DT position and as far as the “character issues” anyone who knows anything ab football should know by now that Sean Payton and Gregg Williams do not waste their time with guys who #1 are bad locker room guys and #2 cant get it done on the field. Ive never disagreed with any moves Loomis and Payton have made together (except for Wilkerson and Alex Brown.. i thought McCray was better) bc they have a strong philosophy and our guys buy into that philosophy. Rogers passed up on 6 mil this year from a different team and took 4 mil to play here so we’re already off to a good start with him. WHO DAT!!!!!!

  45. trickbunny says: Mar 2, 2011 9:52 PM

    breeshasabush says:
    Mar 2, 2011 9:47 AM

    >>>Love love love this move…love it.
    ———————————————–
    You know what they say about people who overcompensate in their language, don’t ya?They’re lying. If you *really* loved this move, you would have said “Love this move.” By overdoing the statement, it’s pretty plain that you are actually kind of worried about this move, *don’t* particularly like it, but are desperate to make Browns fans think you do. Next time, try not to be so obvious. You don’t “love” this move at all.
    —————————————-
    >>>…and as far as the “character issues” anyone who knows anything ab football should know by now that Sean Payton and Gregg Williams do not waste their time with guys who #1 are bad locker room guys and #2 cant get it done on the field.
    ——————————————–

    Yeah, except they just did. Rogers is a whiny malcontent. He will find something to be disgruntled about with the Saints or any other team he ever plays on. He has become lazy, thinks he’s above camp, and his production has really dropped off. Don’t bother using the “he just wasn’t enthusiastic because he was playing for a bad team” BS excuse. These guys know that they’re not gonna get the money and starting positions they want by looking lazy and unenthusiastic. The fact is is that Rogers is a 32 year old, HUGE guy. His body has had it and he’s just about done.

    I can tell you that pretty much everyone in Cleveland wanted his back-up, Ahtyba Rubin, to play instead of Rogers. Because we’ve seen what’s going on with this attitudinal tub o lard.

    Anyway, just thought I’d chime in and let you know that some of us can read between the lines and it’s 200% obvious you *want* some folks to think this is a good signing, but you know it’s not.

  46. breeshasabush says: Mar 3, 2011 10:28 AM

    trickbunny

    okay…. so ur telling me that I dont agree or like this signing??? ur saying I am saying i like it when i really dont… that makes a lot of sense. Well chose to believe me or not Ive wanted the Saints to sign him since he came out of detroit. Before the browns signed him I kept telling ppl this guy is the perfect fit for our team. As far as Payton and loomis go, they have a pretty good track record and they’ve earned the benefit of the doubt when signing free agents that may have character issues. Everyone said the same thing about shockey and he never caused any problems here, in fact he become quite the locker room leader. I mean cmon ur talking about two completely different organizations in the Browns and the Saints (one is championship caliber having won a sb last year and one is the sports world toilet bowl having no success in football in the last 3o years and lost the worlds most popular athlete in embarassing fashion. The only thing cleveland has is a fictional movie about the Indians and a family guy character named Cleveland Brown… thats ab it. We are not Cleveland! From reading your comment im assuming ur a Cleveland person and if so I really see no reason for you to mention your Browns with our Saints…. ur comparing apples and oranges friend. Oh and try not to sound so bitter next time… let it go!

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