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Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 12/21/2010

Carlos Rogers pain-free, hopes to show he belongs

By Jason Reid

Sidelined for much of the second half of the season because of hamstring injuries, cornerback Carlos Rogers said he experienced no hamstring problems in Sunday's 33-30 loss to the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium.

"Everything good," Rogers said. "No pain. Nothing. Felt good. Worked good."

Assuming his hamstrings continue to cooperate, Rogers plans to play in Washington's last two games against Jacksonville and the New York Giants, hoping to show Coach Mike Shanahan he is among the players who should return next season. The Redskins had 30 new players on the 2010 opening-day roster and could have at least as many on next season's first 53-man squad.

"Everybody out there playing for [their] jobs right now, and nobody knows what Coach Shanahan gonna do," Rogers said. "You gotta go out there and keep proving yourself. That's just the way it is."

One of the Redskins' two first-round picks (quarterback Jason Campbell was the other) during the 2005 draft, Rogers is in his sixth season with the team.

The Redskins (5-9) are tied with Dallas for last in the NFC East. They are in their third late-season slide in as many seasons, having lost four straight and six of seven.

But Rogers believes in Shanahan.

"Just the way things done around here, the way Coach Shanahan runs everything, this is the best it's been since I been here," Rogers said. "A lot of stuff didn't used to make sense. But you understand what Coach Shanahan trying to do around here."

Rogers will be part of what many NFL observers believe is the greatest free-agent class in league history. Despite his problems producing interceptions, Rogers is solid in coverage and isn't afraid to line up and hit people.

The former Auburn star would be a nice complementary player for many teams. And with as many positions as the Redskins must address on their last-ranked defense, re-signing Rogers, at the right price, would appear to be a sound move.

"I'm just focusing on the next two games, but I'd definitely like to" reach a multiyear agreement with the team in the offseason, Rogers said. "We'll just see what happens."

By Jason Reid  | December 21, 2010; 10:01 AM ET
Categories:  Carlos Rogers  
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Comments

I thought Carlos was saying before he was gonna be out of here? I guess when it's only 32 empoyers, you best not burn any bridges.......

Posted by: 4thFloor | December 21, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

"and nobody knows what Coach Shanahan gonna do"

That about sums up this season for me.

Posted by: Stu27 | December 21, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Carlos did have a nice breakup on an attempted screen pass on Sunday. Got his hands on a ball headed for Choice ( I think).

Didn't catch it, of course. But did knock it down.

Agree that keeping Carlos next year (for the right price) is a decent plan. I think he's starting to realize that, with the crop of FAs coming out this year, he's not going to get the huge contract he wants.

Posted by: smurff1 | December 21, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Now they can start a Post poll on "how many more would-be interceptions with Carlos drop in the last two games of the season?" :D

Posted by: blackjack65 | December 21, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

[1] Andy Reid's decision to trade his All Pro quarterback in order to give Kevin Kolb playing time has obviously gone wrong.

[2] Beep-beep was better when he was talent_evaluator.

[3] The folks who said Tim Tebow couldn't play in the NFL--like moe--might have to line up for their plate 'o crow.

[4] If the chargers franchise tag VJAX, Julio Jones, Robert Chapman, and Justin Blackmon will all see their draft stock rise.

[5] Fastest fall from NFL grace, pick'em: Shawne Merriman, Matt Hassleback, or Jake Delhomme?

[6] Will somebody explain how the falcons are 12-2 and no one has noticed?

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 21, 2010 8:48 AM | Report abuse

[1] Guessing this was sarcasm ... and that Vick gets MVP (to the loud gnashing of PETA teeth).

[2] Beep beep was better as a post telling people to jump threads. Now its just confusing.

[3] I still say Tebow is the next Lienart.

[4] Skins first pick (because it will be too high to trade down) is going to be Julio Jones. If they find a trade partner, they will find an interior lineman (NT or OG or C) later in the first round.

[5] I was thinking Marc Bulger. Merriman w/o juice is like any dried citrus. Hasselbeck never returned from his concussion. [Speaking of which, I'm wondering when we're going to hear about the NFL posterboy of concussions, Trent Green]. Delhomme never was that good (its a french word that means interception), but his decline was slow and steady rather than a rapid plummet. Kind of like Carson Palmer.

[6] dcsween was gushing about the Falcons offensive line all last season (in the forgotten dcsween v periculum ignorings). The startling thing is that there are other guys who catch balls in Atlanta other than Roddy White. Still, the Saints will outlast Atlanta in the post-season. Don't let late season flashy distract you. Ravens will beat Steelers to play in the Super Bowl. Falcons will lose after their post-season bye week like so many before them.

Posted by: dcsween | December 21, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

More proof of things going right is a long-time Redskin saying it's the best it's ever been. I applaud Shanahan for putting the team first and letting Grossman lay the proof on the field. Shame on everyone thinking we would tank on purpose or that Kyle had plays Donovan didn't know. This area is crowded enough, head to Dallas where fans are proud to be stupid.

Way to go Mike! The smartest of us know this is what change looks like! Hail to the Redskins!

Posted by: Black706 | December 21, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

"Just the way things done around here, the way Coach Shanahan runs everything, this is the best it's been since I been here," Rogers said. "A lot of stuff didn't used to make sense. But you understand what Coach Shanahan trying to do around here."

Carlos needs to spend more time reading RI so he would know that Shanahan is an unfair despot with a huge ego who is constantly shooting his team in the foot for no good reason than to show he's in charge.

Put me in the camp who hopes to see Rogers back next year. We all have fun pointing out his bad hands, but when you don't hear your cornerback's name for large stretches of games...it means he has the respect of offenses around the league.

Posted by: MColeman51 | December 21, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Carlos did have a nice breakup on an attempted screen pass on Sunday. Got his hands on a ball headed for Choice ( I think).

Didn't catch it, of course. But did knock it down.

Agree that keeping Carlos next year (for the right price) is a decent plan. I think he's starting to realize that, with the crop of FAs coming out this year, he's not going to get the huge contract he wants.

Posted by: smurff1 | December 21, 2010 10:16 AM
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I think keeping him is the right thing to do and re-signing him now would be wise. As published here a couple of weeks ago, CR is hurting for cash which means the big signing bonus would be a nice carrot. If the Redskins re-sign him this season they can take the hit for the bonus in this uncapped year...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | December 21, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

I think keeping him is the right thing to do and re-signing him now would be wise.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | December 21, 2010 10:37 AM

So far it seems that re-signing with this administration mid-season is a kiss of death. But I hope we keep him...he's a team guy and we don't need even MORE holes.

Posted by: PlayAction | December 21, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

“SHANNY CLAUS” RULES OVER LAND OF BROKEN TOYS

ASHBURN, VA -- With two weeks of the regular football season yet to come but nothing left to play for, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan is working overtime to overcome a mean series of player injuries and field a football team that won’t embarrass itself too badly (again) -- and perhaps even instill some false sense of hope for better days ahead into a fan base that has grown increasingly sad and desponent through a decade-long run of futility -- while remaining true to the Redskin owner’s warning that any extra money spent on player payrolls this season would come out of Shanahan’s own pockets.

Besides, the NFL deadline for signing players from other team’s practice squads has already past -- as has the deadline for signing old relics, overpriced free agents and other homeless people to dress out and stand on the sidelines. And even Shanny’s own practice squad -- which has long been a point of strength on an otherwise hopeless team -- is now looking alarmingly thin in its own right -- to the point where the team is actually considering whether to allow a widely discredited former team captain, conference championship and Pro Bowl caliber quarterback -- Donovan McNabb -- to take some snaps at the helm of the scout team.

Fans may wistfully recall another time earlier this season -- when the stables were full of players young and old -- talented and untalented alike -- all chomping at the bit and wanting to play for Washington. Then generally regarded as one of the oldest rosters in the league, it was also one of the most highest paid and least productive -- at least where it counts, in the win and loss record.

Unfortunately, a series of injuries took their toll as one player after another found his way to the injured reserve list. Another set of players who allegedly failed to “buy into the scheme” were unceremoniously benched or relegated to other sectors of oblivion because of darkly hinted philosophical differences with the coaching staff, playing schemes or practice field monitors.

Meanhile the coaches continued to start and play others of much-lesser talent, or call plays that just seemed to defy any honest sense of logic or purpose. And just when it couldn’t seem to get much worse, the team’s head coach stepped out once again and declared that most of the pieces are now in place to move beyond the moment and proudly into the future.

It appears that here in the Land of Broken Toys, delusion continues to reign supreme.

Posted by: Vic1 | December 21, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

I'm all for bringing cr back, but at the right price...no big bonus, incentivized contract, money tied into actually making interceptions.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 21, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Carlos is just excited because the coach isn't a lame duck figurehead. That's an improvement from last year, even if the results on the field are pretty much the same. This was CR22 last year, daring to call out Snyderatto after just 5 games:

“We’ve got a lot of things we need to iron out, a lot of problems,” cornerback Carlos Rogers said. “It’s from personnel to coaches to whatever it is, there’s a lot of things we need to iron out, and until we address those issues and turn it around, we’re going to be the same, going up and down. It not only starts with the players, coaches; it starts with the ownership. They bring everybody in and they’ve got last say-so of everything, so that’s where it starts, I guess.

Posted by: Alan4 | December 21, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Gotta keep Carlos on board.

Posted by: iH8dallas | December 21, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Toddler??? That's an insult, I'd like to think my mentality is closer to 2nd or 3rd grade! What grade would you be in he$$?

Posted by: monk811 | December 21, 2010 9:13 AM

You would think he would realize that sock puppets don't have feelings...and quit trying to insult us...he's not real smart.

Posted by: PlayAction | December 21, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

[4] Skins first pick (because it will be too high to trade down) is going to be Julio Jones. If they find a trade partner, they will find an interior lineman (NT or OG or C) later in the first round.


Posted by: dcsween | December 21, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse


I'm not sure it will be too high to trade down. If a CBA is struck before the draft, it will probably include a rookie salary scale that will make teams less hesitant to up.

talent_evaluator was the original but kind of a know-it-all. beep-beep is too cyincal. Color me a league_source fan!

In the Fall From Grace category, I'm going with Randy Moss.

Posted by: Original_etrod | December 21, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Fall from Grace- Donovan McNabb

Posted by: iH8dallas | December 21, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

-- Yea, sure wish he had better hands but Rogers is an above-average , maybe even very good cover guy , so 'Skins could do a whole lot worse at CB ... And with so many other needs maybe it's best NOT to have yet another hole to fill --

Posted by: RoidRage | December 21, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

carlos is a keeper... he may not intercept places but he gets the job done... the skins could move him to safety...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | December 21, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

this team just do not seem to be having fun playing football. i just cannot put my finger on it,it seems like they are afraid of making a mistake. just go out there and play the game and have some fun.HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!!!

Posted by: junebug55 | December 21, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

this team just do not seem to be having fun playing football. i just cannot put my finger on it,it seems like they are afraid of making a mistake. just go out there and play the game and have some fun.HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!!!

Posted by: junebug55 | December 21, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Nate, I have snow/ice on my driveway from last week still.

Sween, it's pats vs. Iggles> iggles in SB. I been saying this since week 6.

I'll bet you a dollar.

Posted by: dealer1 | December 21, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

brick hands sure has time to brown nose, how about catching some interceptions Mr Los? his nickname should be Less, for the number of INTs he gets.

he has a good chance of sticking around at least for next year since CB is not the worst area of need for us and they don't have near enough picks so they have to fill the needs first.

you got a year CR, how about in return for your millions you learn to catch the ball when it winds up in your dang hands?

Posted by: greatteamdan | December 21, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

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