49ers likely won’t keep Carlos Rogers after this season

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee doesn’t believe the 49ers will end up keeping cornerback Carlos Rogers past this season.

He hasn’t missed a single game since joining the 49ers in 2011 and has been the captain of the cornerbacks if not the secondary itself. His knowledge and savvy enabled him to play the tricky nickel cornerback position, which seems to increase in importance every season as offenses become more pass happy. Still, Rogers is due to earn $6.5 million in base salary alone next season, and it’s extremely unlikely the 49ers will keep him at that cost.

The 49ers are only $2 million under the cap right now and I’m sure things won’t be much better in 2014 unless they unload players like Rogers.