NFL Rumors: Shaun Rogers Visiting With The Kansas City Chiefs

Matt HunterCorrespondent IFebruary 15, 2011

CLEVELAND - NOVEMBER 28:  Quarterback Jimmy Clausen #2 of the Carolina Panthers is hit by defensive lineman Shaun Rogers #92 of the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on November 28, 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Shaun Rogers was released by the Cleveland Browns last week.

In that short period of time, Rogers has been contacted by 10 teams.

In a year heading possibly into work stoppage, Shaun Rogers has become a very attractive candidate for teams looking for a defensive tackle.

Rogers is a big tackle coming in at 6'4'', 340 pounds. He has played nose tackle as well as defensive end in his career.

His interest in the Chiefs does not come to much of a surprise, as Romeo Crennel, once his head coach in Cleveland, is now currently the defensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Chiefs could use a big defensive tackle to help boost their defensive line, where they were the 14th in the league in rushing defense last year.

Rogers' large size and talent could help to plug up holes and help the Chiefs defense go up the rankings in rushing yards allowed next season.

Rogers, at 32 years old, may be getting up there in age for a defensive tackle, but he could be a very good quick fix for any team who could draft a young defensive tackle and learn from a veteran like Rogers for a couple of years until he's ready to play when Rogers is gone.

Do not expect Rogers to make his mind up right away, though. With 10 teams all interested in him and him only visiting two teams so far (the Washington Redskins were the first visited team), he has a while to go before he can make a decision on what team is best for him.

Remember though, Romeo Crennel could have a large influence on Rogers' decision, considering that while playing at Cleveland with Crennel as head coach, Rogers was elected to a Pro Bowl.