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NFL Free Agents 2011: 49ers Sign Carlos Rogers, Boost Cornerback Depth

The San Francisco 49ers announced late Tuesday that they had come to terms with former Washington Redskins cornerback Carlos Rogers. Rogers signed a one year contract after it had been reported earlier that Rogers had met with team officials. With the release of Nate Clemens, this means Rogers has a solid shot at the starting quarterback spot.

Carolos Rogers had 299 tackles and 8 interceptions in six seasons with the Washington Redskins. The former Auburn Tiger was chosen with the 9th pick in the 1st round of the 2005 draft. His senior season at Auburn saw the team go undefeated, only to be kept out of the National Title game between USC and Oklahoma.

Rogers did miss four games last year with a hamstring injury, but in 12 games he managed 2 interceptions and broke up 12 passes.

Shawntae Spencer started all sixteen games for the 49ers last year, and returns to the team as Rogers' likely partner at the cornerback position.

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