Detroit Lions Free Agency: The Case for Washington Redskins CB Carlos Rogers

January 17, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Detroit Lions need to improve their secondary. Although the draft would be the preferable way to do this, rookie corner backs suffer from a very steep learning curve. For that reason, signing a veteran corner could make a lot of sense for the Lions.
With all the hype surrounding the arrival of Nnamdi Asomugha and Champ Bailey to free agency, they have stolen the limelight from the lesser well-known cornerback prospects who the Lions could try to sign. One player who fits that bill is Carlos Rogers.
Rogers has been a solid performer for the Washington Redskins for a number of years without getting his dues. In a stats-driven league, a cornerback not called Darelle Revis or Nnamdi Asomugha needs to pick off five or more passes to be considered a top corner. Rogers does not do this. However, unlike his mercurial teammate DeAngello Hall, he is also not burned for big touchdown plays.
He is a classic cornerback, who defends a lot of passes and makes sure that his receiver...

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