Raiders pick up Niners cap casualty Rogers

Updated: March 31, 2014, 9:33 PM ET

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The Oakland Raiders have signed cornerback Carlos Rogers to a deal, the team said on its Twitter feed.

The Raiders have signed CB Carlos Rogers. pic.twitter.com/P0cbRvPnMI
– OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) April 1, 2014

Cut by the San Francisco 49ers in the offseason, Rogers, 32, was the team’s nickel cornerback last season and has been a mainstay since 2011. However, his age and cap number made the cut likely. He refused a pay cut last season and it paid off for him.
By releasing Rogers, the Niners saved more than $6 million against the salary cap.
The 49ers did not completely close the door on bringing back Rogers, according to a league source, but they didn’t make much of a move toward doing so before he signed with the Raiders.
Information from ESPN.com San Francisco 49ers reporter Bill Williamson contributed to this report.

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