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.
- In an interview with a Kansas City radio station, Chiefs’ general manager Scott Pioli said he hopes linebacker Tamba Hali and receiver Dwayne Bowe stays with the organization. Hali is a free agent this year and Bowe has one more year left on his contract. Pioli didn’t get into specifics, but it’s expected that Hali will be given the franchise tag if a long-term deal can’t be worked out.