Another cornerback has agreed to a deal. Shortly after Cortland Finnegan agreed to a five-year, $50 million deal with the St. Louis Rams, Carlos Rogers agreed to a four-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers.
Carlos Rogers agrees to stay in San Fran for 4yrs, worth a max of $31.3M #freeagency— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 14, 2012
The Detroit Lions were never linked to Rogers, but cornerback Eric Wright was linked to the 49ers. Earlier in the day, the 49ers were mentioned as one of three teams showing interest in Wright. The Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the other two teams reportedly expressing interest in Wright, and both teams have been pretty busy today, making several moves and giving out some big contracts.
While one less cornerback being on the market may give Wright more value, it's good for the Lions that the 49ers got Rogers back. Now they will be less inclined to pursue Wright, which in turn could give the Lions a better shot at re-signing him.