Friday, February 11, 2011
Could Shaun Rogers replace Haynesworth?
By James Walker
As expected, it didn't take long for former Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Shaun Rogers to get interest as an unrestricted free agent. After getting released by Cleveland earlier this week, Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com reports the Washington Redskins are already showing interest in the three-time Pro Bowler.
Washington is in need of a defensive tackle after dealing with the Albert Haynesworth fiasco. Haynesworth was involved in a public feud with Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and was eventually suspended for conduct detrimental to the team. Washington's immediate interest in Rogers is a sign the team is searching for a replacement.
When healthy and motivated, Rogers is one of the NFL's most dominant defensive linemen. He had his best year in 2008 with Cleveland under former head coach Romeo Crennel but had two lackluster seasons under former Browns coach Eric Mangini.
Rogers was the biggest name of the six players released by the Browns on Wednesday.