Howard Balzer of ESPN 101 St. Louis is “hearing” that the Rams will pursue cornerback Carlos Rogers when the signing period commences later today.
Top free agent cornerback Cortland Finnegan would have been a sensible target for St. Louis because of his ties to coach Jeff Fisher. Finnegan may have priced himself out of the Rams’ range, however. Like Finnegan, Rogers has experience covering both slot and outside receivers. He’s three years older, though, and didn’t enjoy a true breakout season until his age-30 season. So, presumably, Rogers could come cheaper than Finnegan.
The Rams are thin at cornerback after Monday’s release of Ronald Bartell. Their other starter, Bradley Fletcher, is coming off a torn right ACL.
Rogers is the 13th-ranked player overall on PFT’s Hot 100 Free Agency list.