It wasn’t a huge story when Carlos Rogers signed a one-year deal with the 49ers before the season.
The 2005 first round pick of the Redskins didn’t do much to distinguish himself during his time in Washington and his arrival in San Francisco came amid much talk that Jim Harbaugh’s first season as a professional head coach would be a difficult one. It didn’t turn out that way, obviously, and Rogers had a lot to do with that.
Rogers provided strong coverage and intercepted six passes to help the 49ers become the best defense in the NFC, much to the chagrin of Redskins fans who saw him drop many potential picks during his time with the team. Rogers made the Pro Bowl and was voted a second-team All-Pro at the end of the season. He had a rough NFC title game as Victor Cruz made many of his catches against Rogers, but, all in all, it was a good way to re-enter the free agency pool, but Rogers reportedly isn’t interested in testing the waters.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reports that Rogers wants to re-sign with the Niners before the start of free agency. Per Maiocco, the 49ers also want him back at the right price. That caveat will be important for a pair of reasons.
One is the chance that someone tries to break the bank for Rogers coming off of what might have been a career season and the other is that the Niners have a slew of significant free agents this offseason. Alex Smith, Ahmad Brooks and Dashon Goldson are also hitting the market and the team needs to get better at wide receiver before next season. There might not be enough cap room to get everything done.