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Monday, March 31, 2014
Time may be now if 49ers want veteran CB

By Bill Williamson

If the San Francisco 49ers want to add a veteran presence at cornerback in light of the Chris Culliver arrest, they might want to act fast.

Carlos Rogers, who the 49ers cut earlier this offseason, signed with the Oakland Raiders on Monday night. The 49ers did not completely close the door on bringing back Rogers, according to a league source, but they didn't make much of a move toward doing so before he signed with the Raiders.

The top veteran available cornerback on the market, Champ Bailey, is taking an undisclosed visit Monday, according the source. The 49ers, who currently have $4.1 million in salary cap room, have not yet shown interest in Bailey.

Bailey could be interesting to the team because they are pretty young at the position and they could use some veteran leadership. Culliver was arrested on felony hit-and-run and weapons possession charges Friday in San Jose. He could face a league suspension.

The 49ers are expected to use a high draft pick on the position.