The Raiders aren’t doing anything to get younger on defense.
But the latest old guy to join them thinks that might be a good thing.
Former 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers, who signed yesterday, said coming in to work as the nickel corner inside Tarell Brown and D.J. Hayden is going to help solidify things.
“The Raiders have been one of the teams that have been more active in the offseason, trying to turn things around,” Rogers said, via Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com. “I see where this team is going, and it wasn’t hard to come here and finalize the deal. Especially playing with Tarell, and I have been good friends with Charles Woodson since I’ve been in college, it was easier to come here and play with them. Plus, I just have to move myself from one place to another, right across the bay.”
Along with Brown coming over from the 49ers, the Raiders have also added senior citizens Justin Tuck, LaMarr Woodley and Antonio Smith to the front seven.
While it might have been better to have had that group five years ago, it should lend some stability to a team which needs any it can find.