The Oakland Raiders will be weaker in the secondary the rest of this season. Cornerback Carlos Rogers will reportedly miss the final five games with a knee injury.
According to Fallon Smith of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Rogers will be placed on season-ending injured reserve:
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Source has indicated to CSN Bay Area that Raiders CB Carlos Rogers is headed to injured reserve with a knee injury. #Raiders2014-11-29 17:13:09
The Raiders confirmed the move later Saturday via Twitter:
OAKLAND RAIDERS @RAIDERS
The Raiders have signed RB George Atkinson III to the active roster and placed CB Carlos Rogers on IR.2014-11-29 17:51:14
This could also mean the end for Rogers in a Raiders uniform. He signed a one-year contract with Oakland in the offseason after spending the previous three years across the bay in San Francisco. The 33-year-old hasn't played since October 26 against Cleveland, recording 35 tackles and one forced fumble in seven games.