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49ers to cut Carlos Rogers

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers rushes with the ball during the first quarter of his NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in San Francisco Reuters

It has looked for weeks like 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers would need to take a pay cut to avoid getting cut. Rogers hasn’t taken a pay cut, and now he will get cut.

Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that the decision has been made, and the 49ers will cut Rogers.

Under his old contract, Rogers had a cap number of more than $8 million for the 2014 season, so the decision to cut him comes as no surprise. Rogers has started all 16 games in all three of his seasons with the 49ers, but he’ll be 33 before the season starts and isn’t worth the kind of money he was scheduled to make.

Rogers will now become an unrestricted free agent, and the 49ers will now have more cap space to attempt to bring back a couple of other free agents in the secondary, Donte Whitner and Tarell Brown.

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62 Responses to “49ers to cut Carlos Rogers”
  1. chad504boy says: Mar 10, 2014 4:32 PM

    Patient teams will get a lot of veteran value.

  2. whosgotitbetterthanruss says: Mar 10, 2014 4:33 PM

    They have to make room for that “other” QB in my division who wants $18M…haha! Smh.

  3. niners816 says: Mar 10, 2014 4:34 PM

    As a Niners fan, this is great news! He got beat play after play. Adios, Carlos!

  4. andreboy1 says: Mar 10, 2014 4:34 PM

    He was lucky he signed that contract when the CB market was high. The bottom fell out the next year and now good ol’ Ted in GB shot it through the roof with Shields dumb deal.

  5. kneelbeforesod says: Mar 10, 2014 4:35 PM

    He can always head back to Washington and squander more INTs.

  6. Norseman says: Mar 10, 2014 4:35 PM

    See Winfield, Antoine, 2013, Minnesota Vikings.

    Same deal.

  7. MasMacho says: Mar 10, 2014 4:35 PM

    Smart Niner fans are dancing in the streets. This guy is awful.

  8. rayfinkleisonehellofamodelamerican says: Mar 10, 2014 4:36 PM

    Probably less money than Talib Skins fans!

  9. joey49er says: Mar 10, 2014 4:37 PM

    Biggest mistake the niners made was letting him start over cox!!!! he was targeted every week…
    GOOOOOOOO BYE!!!!!
    GOOOOOO 49ers

  10. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 10, 2014 4:38 PM

    come to indy

  11. outlawtrn1999 says: Mar 10, 2014 4:38 PM

    Old Stone Hands himself.

  12. thepftpoet says: Mar 10, 2014 4:38 PM

    Xavier Rhodes is the best CB in the NFL

    It’s not even close.

  13. conormacleod says: Mar 10, 2014 4:38 PM

    Anybody over 30 better be prepared to take a 50% pay cut if they want a job.

  14. ghost26 says: Mar 10, 2014 4:39 PM

    Unfortunately Rogers play slipped this year & the Niners need to upgrade @ the CB position. I’d be surprised if they don’t keep Whitner.

  15. abiz4shiz says: Mar 10, 2014 4:39 PM

    another hit to the SF defense… loving it. #GOHAWKS

  16. brooklyn40niner says: Mar 10, 2014 4:46 PM

    So long Black Cletus & good luck in the future.

  17. lurch61 says: Mar 10, 2014 4:48 PM

    abiz4shiz says:
    Mar 10, 2014 4:39 PM
    another hit to the SF defense… loving it. #GOHAWKS
    ————————————————————-
    Hit????? ahows just how dumb seahawks fans really are! THIS is a blessing in disguise!!!

  18. marvin49 says: Mar 10, 2014 4:49 PM

    LONG expected and would have happened last year if Chris Culliver weren’t hurt. Losing Terrell Brown would be a larger blow and thats probably going to happen as well.

    For those forcadsting the 49ers demise in the secondary, you should understand that the 49ers already signed Tramaine Brock to be a starter (started about half the season last year), will be getting Chris Culliver back, and have 6 selections in the first 3 rounds this year.

    Niners are only getting younger and cheaper.

  19. ronfai says: Mar 10, 2014 4:49 PM

    Only a typical seattle fan (uninformed,,ignorant) would view this as a “hit”. Niners fans saw this coming for some time and no tears will be shed for Rogers.

  20. disp2 says: Mar 10, 2014 4:51 PM

    He had 1 great season in 2011, cashed in, and has been terrible ever since. Too slow, too old, and too much money.

  21. bstclum04 says: Mar 10, 2014 4:52 PM

    this move has me thinking there planning on Verner or Cromartie this move only makes the team stronger guys more cap room they will pick up a shutdown corner brown can leave if he wants and replace whitner in the draft.

  22. rigomagana2013 says: Mar 10, 2014 4:53 PM

    Great news!! All he did was get burned last season!

  23. meatcarroll says: Mar 10, 2014 4:53 PM

    Fun fact: Richard Sherman already has more career INTs (20) than Carlos Rogers (17) despite Sherman being drafted in 2011 and Rogers in 2005.

    His finest moment was surrendering the lead to the Seahawks in the NFC Championship game.

  24. goldrush36 says: Mar 10, 2014 4:54 PM

    Only bandwagoners and fans that don’t know the game think this hurts the D. He was only starting or even on the team for that matter because his salary and it carried too much dead money before this year if he were cut. Even with the dead money he would have been cut last year if not for Cullover’s acl in camp

  25. seahawks80 says: Mar 10, 2014 4:55 PM

    Awesome, they are making room to give Squidward huge bucks, as a Seahawks fan this is great news.

  26. arrogantnation says: Mar 10, 2014 4:55 PM

    Still remember when Victor Cruz beat him like a drum in the NFC Championship two years ago. Overrated

  27. thenewguy12 says: Mar 10, 2014 4:57 PM

    Addition by subtraction, Swarlos had some big stone feet and big stone hands. He cashed in after a very good 2011 and then went back to his previous mediocre style of play. This would have happened last season had Culliver not gotten injured.

  28. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Mar 10, 2014 4:58 PM

    Good move, perhaps bring him back at a lower salary?

  29. beastmode5150 says: Mar 10, 2014 5:00 PM

    Another Niner that doesn’t want to play for Santa Clara.

  30. pencilmonkeymagic says: Mar 10, 2014 5:02 PM

    Ah c’mon, play fair 49ers! It was fun watching Rogers’ confused face, looking up at the replay screen every time he got burned.

    You’re no fun anymore.

  31. wny49er says: Mar 10, 2014 5:05 PM

    The man had a great 2011 season, an ok 2012 and a terrible 2013.

  32. daboite253 says: Mar 10, 2014 5:11 PM

    This is the best news I’ve could’ve heard today. Hate is a strong word but I really hate we ever signed him he had one good year and it was the d line that made him look good that year. I have a friend who is a skins fan and he told me when we signed him it was a huge mistake and boy was he right. Mr.Rogers is so dumb he wouldn’t take a pay cut to stay on a great team now he will see nobody wants him at 33 slow and terrible hands I hope he knows how to speak well because his next signing will be with espn or nfl network as a analyst. Where’s the fork y’all it’s time to stick it in him. He’s done!!!!

  33. flogginthelog says: Mar 10, 2014 5:13 PM

    49er fans should be rejoicing, this guy has been in a steep decline after his one year wonder break out in 2011. Huge cap relief.

  34. louiedogg16 says: Mar 10, 2014 5:24 PM

    The current 49ers team is a different version of the Bills team that lost 4 super bowls.

  35. realdealsteel says: Mar 10, 2014 5:27 PM

    And the cuts just keep on coming….

  36. thebirdofprey2 says: Mar 10, 2014 5:31 PM

    I admit Parish Cox came off the street and played better than Rogers but 49ers look to be losing Terrell Brown/Donte Whitner who are two good secondary players in their own right.

    Some of 49er fans got to admit there some worry about your secondary next year.

  37. believeland2014 says: Mar 10, 2014 5:41 PM

    Joe Haden BEST CB IN THE WORLD!!!!!

  38. disp2 says: Mar 10, 2014 5:44 PM

    “Some of 49er fans got to admit there some worry about your secondary next year.”

    Tramaine Brock is better than Brown was, and Chris Culliver is better than Rogers. Add in a pro bowl safety in Eric Reid and I don’t know why Niners fans would be worried about the secondary going forward. It’s going to be the strongest they’ve fielded since the days of Eric Davis, Merton Hands, and Tim McDonald 15 years ago.

    Add in players coming back from injury like Carradine and Ian Williams, and on paper it looks like the best defense top to bottom the 49ers have fielded in at least 30 years.

  39. bleedredandgold16 says: Mar 10, 2014 5:44 PM

    “Another Niner that doesn’t want to play for Santa Clara.”

    He was cut by the team, he didn’t leave on his own accord.

  40. italia1970 says: Mar 10, 2014 5:48 PM

    Good Riddance!!

    That bum Whitner can pack his bags too!

  41. faepernick says: Mar 10, 2014 5:48 PM

    49er fans love this move, too many CBs on the market that are better than him at a cheaper price. I know it won’t happen but I’d love to see Alterraun Verner in red & gold replacing Rogers next year.

  42. disp2 says: Mar 10, 2014 5:56 PM

    *Merton Hanks

  43. codeakmoment1 says: Mar 10, 2014 6:06 PM

    Carlos Rogers should have been gone. appreciate what value the 49ers gave you, because any way you cut it he’s not worth top dollar….no matterwhere he plays.

  44. jayniner says: Mar 10, 2014 6:07 PM

    Stone hands and led feet.

    Later….

  45. makimaguro says: Mar 10, 2014 6:09 PM

    Play questionable, but tough to get a leader at that position. Also: aye the Niner bashing

  46. bert1913 says: Mar 10, 2014 6:25 PM

    with the move to santa clara, the santa clara 49ers should bring in new players to play in a new city

  47. mmsierra says: Mar 10, 2014 6:26 PM

    I guess we’re NOT drafting a WR with our first draft pick

    Maybe not with our second or third picks
    Back up the Truck, we’ll be drafting CBs shortly

    I wish they could have worked out a deal
    You don’t replace something with nothing

  48. bleedredandgold16 says: Mar 10, 2014 6:36 PM

    “with the move to santa clara, the santa clara 49ers should bring in new players to play in a new city”

    Is it New Jersey Jets and Giants? Or Arlington Cowboys? Or Landover Redskins? Or Orchard Park Bills?

    I could go on.

  49. mikeinfected says: Mar 10, 2014 6:46 PM

    Fun fact: Richard Sherman already has more career INTs (20) than Carlos Rogers (17) despite Sherman being drafted in 2011 and Rogers in 2005.

    His finest moment was surrendering the lead to the Seahawks in the NFC Championship game.

    Fun fact 2 : he also has 2.3m more holds, 1.3m more cuddles and 4.7m “accidental” contacts.

    If you count every single play.

  50. donnymacjack says: Mar 10, 2014 7:20 PM

    Unfortunately this is reflective of the biggest problem the 49ers have…they are getting old in some areas and I’m not talking just about age…I’m talking mileage also.

    Harblow plays the same 11 far too often so he’s got some really talented guys that have a lot of miles on their bones. Add that up with several players on the wrong side of 30 and you can see their window closing.

    If only their GM and Head Coach got along better, they could actually have spent the past 3 years with a common vision. They’re going to have to retool with all those draft picks quickly and that means a little growing pain.

  51. 49erlegends says: Mar 10, 2014 7:21 PM

    What did in 2011 & in 2011 got him that contract. The last two years he completely fell off. That’s what happens when most get paid they lose interest. Glad he’s going cause he isn’t worth 8$mil(Garbaaagé)! When I see him all I think about is Kearse catching a 4th down TD catch in NFC Championship. Tuurrible! Now it’s time to get Tillman a true ball hawk. Look @ dudes career stats & tell me he isn’t underrated when it comes to top CB’s in the league. He’s got two more solid years in the tank with the right system & well we just happen to play man.

  52. jakefodor says: Mar 10, 2014 7:33 PM

    Don’t get me wrong, Rogers is not worth $8M/year, but he was the best CB we have. He got burnt this year a ton is because the safety always leaned towards Brock to help him out. And it’s easy to forget Rogers went to the pro bowl a year prior.

    I am really concerned about our corners.

    Brock is the biggest joke in the league. Brock is the reason for ending our past 3 seasons.
    2011 – no that muffed fumble didn’t cost us the game in OT, we were winning the game till Brock stepped in and E. Manning picked him apart.
    2012 – don’t look for a penalty flag to win a Super Bowl, if you want to win a Super Bowl how about you run coverage teams right Brock and don’t give up a 109 yard kickoff for a TD.
    2013 – no we didn’t lose the game because Kap threw a ball “4 inches” too low. We were winning till Lynch ran 30 yards for a TD and changed the momentum of the game. Brock had a chance to tackle him at the 10 but didn’t even try. no excuse for that crap

  53. sharks123 says: Mar 10, 2014 8:04 PM

    Now draft a cb that can make a play on 4th and 7 with the NFCCG on the line.

  54. stevincinci says: Mar 10, 2014 8:21 PM

    Zimmer will pick him up. If not, the Bengals will for depth in case Leon’s not ready.

  55. raiderrob21 says: Mar 10, 2014 8:50 PM

    I think it is more of a preformance issue (or lack there of) rather than a cap issue. Guy has been getting TOURCHED since he’s been there.

  56. scopolamine9 says: Mar 10, 2014 9:16 PM

    Redskin fans don’t want him back.

  57. darocnessmonsta says: Mar 10, 2014 9:22 PM

    Be nice to have some of that nfc west mojo thats going on down in dallas if they could get carlos rogers and whitner they could use some veteran help

  58. bert1913 says: Mar 10, 2014 9:41 PM

    the santa clara 49ers should sign walter thurmond

  59. adderal says: Mar 11, 2014 9:49 AM

    Not worried about Carlos Rodgers leaving. They don’t have a Sherman or Revis but who does. They have proven to be capable of picks corners that can play in the this league. Not stars but guys like Culliver and Brock were not exactly torched or picked on repeatedly

  60. baytownbombers says: Mar 11, 2014 3:22 PM

    Seattle = Little Brother

  61. kkalama1 says: Mar 11, 2014 9:57 PM

    Noooooo!!!! The seahawks were looking forward to Rogers giving up yet another huge td to Kearse(see nfc championship game for you 49ers that just started watching football)

  62. sayly75 says: Mar 12, 2014 6:01 AM

    Whiners just sucks

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