Posted by Mike Florio on August 3, 2011, 7:01 AM EDT
With Nate Clements cut and no other cornerbacks landed, the Niners had a glaring need at the position. They filled it last night, with the signing of former Redskins top-ten draft pick Carlos Rogers.
According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Rogers signed a one-year deal with the 49ers.
Rogers, who has eight interceptions in six NFL seasons, is expected to start alongside veteran Shawntae Spencer.
It’s the latest one-year contract signed by a free agent who presumably believed he’d be getting a lot more money in free agency. Like other veterans, Rogers has decided to get a job for this season and to hope that he can position himself for a long-term deal in 2012.
Of course, each additional one-year deal will serve only to increase the market in March, making it harder to get that elusive big-money, multi-year contract.