NFL Rumors: Reeling In Rogers, Where Might Shaun Rogers Land In 2011?
Today, February 11th, the Cleveland Browns released talented defensive tackle Shaun Rogers.
Rogers is still very effective, but his age is beginning to be an issue, as he's now 31 years old.
Big Shaun has had a very successful career thus far with the Lions and Browns, and it's clear that he still has the will to play.
He visited the Redskins after being cut, but let's take a look at a few other destinations for Rogers in 2011.
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Quite frankly, there may be no NFL football in 2011.
The recent meetings between the NFL owners and the Players' Union have been canceled, as both sides have been reported to be distant from an agreement.
A lockout would be saddening, as NFL ratings are at an all-time high.
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Rogers doesn't have the horrible attitude that Albert Haynesworth did, but the fact of the matter is, Mike Shanahan's reputation is up in the air right now.
Rogers actually tries his harder than Haynesworth on every play, so he'll be more effective. Rogers will cost a lot less too.
The Redskins defensive line had minimal push during the 2010 season, and the organization is notorious for taking risks with players.
The team is filled with talent every year, but they never live up to the expectations. Maybe some veteran leadership will help?
San Francisco 49ers
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Rogers would be an interesting add for the 49ers.
He'd open some gaps on the line for star linebacker Patrick Willis to blitz, and he'd provide more talent to an already stellar defensive front.
If Shaun Rogers wants to get back to the playoffs, San Francisco might be his best option considering how wide open the NFC West is.
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The Titans showed interest in reacquiring Haynesworth last season, but maybe Rogers is the better option.
They are looking to re-vamp their image, but a few veterans could never hurt a team that's looking to compete immediately.
Besides, Tennessee would love to put some pressure on Peyton Manning in their two seasonal meetings too.
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Amobi Okoye hasn't panned out in the middle of the Texans' line and, despite their talent, they can't seem to bring it all together.
Another intriguing aspect about the Texans is the fact that Rogers is from Houston, so he'd love nothing more than to play eight games a season in front of his hometown.
The Texans are picked as a sleeper team every season, but the problem is their defense, not their offense. I'm sure Shaun Rogers can help them improve in many ways.
Let us not forget that Mario Williams is already a part of this line, so adding Rogers will only make both of their jobs easier.
New Orleans Saints
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The Saints saw their season end early when they were stunned by the Seattle Seahawks in the first round of the 2010 playoffs.
One noticeable difference between the 2009 Super Bowl Champion Saints and the 2010 team is the lack of forced turnovers by the defense.
Shaun Rogers would be able to put some pressure on the three young quarterbacks in the NFC South, and maybe he'd help stop Michael Turner since Atlanta is now a force to be reckoned with.
Rogers will have a legitimate chance to play in a Super Bowl if he signs with the Saints, something he has not done before in his career.
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There's no doubt about it, Al Davis is looking to build on the decent season the Raiders put together in 2010.
The Raiders defense was successful, and with young pieces like Michael Huff and Rolando McClain anchoring the team, there's reason for optimism in Oakland.
Tommy Kelly and Richard Seymour start in the middle, but Rogers doesn't have to play every down. His stamina was his biggest problem this season too.