WEDNESDAY, 10:07am: The base value of Rogers’ one-year deal with the Raiders is $2.5MM, including a $1MM signing bonus, according to Jason Fitzgerald of OverTheCap.com, who says the cornerback can earn up to $3.5MM via incentives.
MONDAY, 7:41pm: The Raiders have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with cornerback Carlos Rogers, according to Colleen Dominguez of Fox Sports (via Twitter). The team has officially announced the transaction on their Twitter account.
Rogers, 32, is a veteran of nine NFL seasons, and played the past three years with the 49ers, before being cut on March 10. He was originally a first-round draft pick of the Redskins, and spent 2005-2010 in Washington. Though his durability has not decreased with age (he started all 16 games in each of his seasons with the Niners), his play, on the other hand, has suffered. Last season, while notching 49 tackles and two interceptions, he ranked as just the 71st out of 110 cornerbacks according to Pro Football Focus’ advanced metrics.
For the Raiders, the signing of Rogers further adds to their veteran-dominated offseason, following the acquisitions of experienced players like Matt Schaub, Justin Tuck, LaMarr Woodley, and Maurice Jones-Drew. Rogers, along with fellow former 49er/new Raider Tarell Brown, will attempt to strengthen a Raiders defensive backfield that ranked 28th in 2013 in terms of passing yards allowed. The current plan is for Brown and second-year player D.J. Hayden to start on the outside, with Rogers manning the slot, according to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle (via Sulia).