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.