49ers to cut Carlos Rogers


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.

62 responses to “49ers to cut Carlos Rogers

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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!!!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!!!!

  13. 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.

  14. “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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. “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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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

  23. 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.

  24. 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

  25. 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)

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