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Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Could Shaun Rogers land in AFC West?

By Bill Williamson

A big name and big man was added to what should be an impressive free-agent class Wednesday when Cleveland parted ways with massive defensive tackle Shaun Rogers.

He is 32 and has dealt with injuries and there have been character issues. However, the 350-pound Rogers is a unique talent and he can still dominate. He has been best suited for a 4-3 defense, but he did play in a 3-4 with the Browns.

He could probably help both Denver and Kansas City, with Denver perhaps being a better fit. If Denver signed Rogers, it could move away from considering Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley in the draft. Other potential players Denver could look with the No. 2 pick are Clemson’s defensive end Da’Quan Bowers and LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson. Denver needs major help on defense, so pairing Rogers with a defensive end or cornerback could be appealing.