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)