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Shaun Rogers Visits Washington Redskins

Recently released defensive tackle Shaun Rogers visited with the Washington Redskins on Friday. No contract offer reportedly came his way during the visit, and according to Comcast SportsNet's Kelli Johnson, a deal is unlikely because Washington isn't "that interested" and because Rogers wants too much money.

A report from Mike Jones of The Washington Post seems to back up the notion that Rogers wants too much money. Jones reports that Rogers is expected to command a contract that gives him $5 million per year, which seems a bit much for someone clearly on the downslope of his career.

Some teams may not be willing to pay Rogers $5 million a season, but it's definitely possible there is someone out there that will do just that. NFL Network's Jason La Canfora reported on Friday that "upwards of one-third of the league's teams has contacted (Rogers)." Contact doesn't equal concrete interest, but there does seem to be a market out there for him, so perhaps he will end up with a contract worth close to what he wants.

You may be wondering why I am even mentioning this when there have been no reports that the Detroit Lions are interested in Rogers, but I figure it's worth passing along. Unlike the Albert Haynesworth situation, Rogers is actually a free agent and could theoretically sign with the Lions at any time until the CBA expires on March 4. I highly doubt he will, but since there's not much else going on in the NFL world right now, I think this is a story to keep an eye on just in case.

(Via SB Nation DC)

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