Redskins cornerback Carlos Rogers has had a rough couple of years. In 2010, he was blocked from becoming an unrestricted free agent by the rules of the uncapped year. This time around, he’s got enough years of service (six) to hit the open market even under the 2010 rules, but the market hasn’t opened yet — and it may not open for a while.
Rogers recently vented about his situation to David Elfin, the official blogger for 106.7 the Fan in D.C. And it sounds as if Rogers is ready to move on. And he has used that occasion to throw a barb or two at fellow Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall.
“I ain’t never discounting the Redskins, but my mindset right now is that it’s time for a change,” Rogers said. “I don’t think I’ve been as appreciated as I should be in that organization, not by everybody. I’ve always been the No. 2 corner, but I’m the one they put on a guy they want to shut down.”
Rogers elaborated via text message to Chris Russell of ESPN 980. “I wasn’t the corner that gave up the most TD’s or yards or first downs,” Rogers said, “but I’m the corner that is looked at [as] the 2nd corner, [that] I need to be replaced.”
He’s obviously talking about Hall, who was heralded in 2010 for a four-interception game — and who ultimately was named MVP of the Pro Bowl. And so if Rogers somehow returns to Washington for 2011, there will be even more drama in D.C., regardless of how many miles away from town Donovan McNabb may be.