Originally published on Silver & Black Report on March 31, 2014
The Raiders wasted no time on Monday as they signed veteran cornerback Carlos Rogers, reuniting him with teammate Tarell Brown.
Brown and Rogers were the starting cornerbacks across the Bay with the San Francisco 49er’s for the past three seasons.
Rogers started all 48 games in his three years with the Niners before being released earlier this month as an effort to save cap room and rebuild the secondary.
In all, Rogers has appeared in 126 career games (116 starts) over nine seasons and recorded 503 tackles (392 solo), 17 interceptions, 109 passes defensed, one sack, four forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries.
Rogers last made the Pro Bowl in 2011 with the Niners when he was also awarded second-team Associated Press All-Pro honors.
The signing also gives the Raiders another veteran presence in the locker room that comes from a winning culture. With Charles Woodson and now Rogers and Brown, the Raiders have surrounded second-year cornerback D.J. Hayden with experienced, successful cornerbacks which can only help in his development.
Terms of the contract have not been released.