Instead, Rogers told reporters Thursday, he said he wanted to stay in San Francisco because he thinks the 49ers are building something special.
“Do I really want to go into free agency?” Rogers said, via the San Francisco Chronicle. “Maybe I get more money. I could be with a team that’s sorry. And they could continue to be sorry for like two years. And then once they want to change some stuff around, OK, they’re going to go after the people that are making the highest salary. And then I get cut.”
Rogers said he was also motivated by knowing that when he signed, it ensured all 11 starters on the 2011 49ers’ defense would return for 2012.
“This is a first for me,” Rogers said. “I’m pretty sure it’s rare for a lot of guys, to have all 11 starters back.”
Given that, it’s hard to imagine the 49ers being sorry this year.
Posted by Michael David Smith on March 30, 2012, 6:33 AM EDT
Although Gregg Williams’ indefinite suspension for the NFL is solely a result of running a bounty program with the Saints, multiple former players have said Williams put bounties on opposing players as defensive coordinator for the Redskins, too. And that has led to many questions about how much Williams’ Hall of Famer boss in Washington, Joe Gibbs, knew about it.
Gibbs says he knew nothing.
“Gregg Williams actually coached for me when I was at the Washington Redskins,” Gibbs said on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio, via Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post. “And my whole point on that was never, in my entire career of 40 years of coaching, did anybody, ever, bring up to me incentivizing someone to hurt somebody else or to take them out of a game. Never ever. And if that took place anywhere where I was, I certainly didn’t hear about it.”