The Raiders already snared one of the 49ers' incumbent starting cornerbacks in free agency. Now they will be going after the other one when they meet with Carlos Rogers on Monday, according to an ESPN report.
The Raiders signed cornerback Tarell Brown on March 14 as a potential replacement for departed starters Mike Jenkins and Tracy Porter. Adding Rogers would give the Raiders yet another viable option, along with second-year player D.J. Hayden.
Rogers, who turns 33 on July 2, started all 48 regular-season games for the 49ers the past three seasons. He has started all but 10 games during his nine NFL seasons, the first six with Washington.
The 49ers wanted to retain Rogers, but they weren't willing to keep him at a prohibitive salary. Rogers was slated to earn $6.6 million in base salary and bonuses.
Releasing Rogers saved the 49ers $5.1 million in salary-cap room. The Raiders have plenty of cap space despite a massive spending spree the past three weeks.
Rogers is the kind of versatile player the Raiders could use. He has the ability to play outside or in the slot and he excels in any kind of coverage.
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