Carlos Rogers is eager to be around his San Francisco teammates this week as the NFC West champions prepare for what they hope is another run at a Super Bowl after it was right within reach last season.
The 49ers released the cornerback Thursday after he spent eight seasons with the team. The 30-year-old Spencer started every game in 2009 and 2010 but appeared in only nine games with no starts for coach Jim Harbaugh and the NFC West champions last season.
The 49ers and Patriots each placed eight players on the 2012 Pro Bowl rosters, followed by the Ravens and Packers, who had eight players selected.
Carlos Rogers sat alone on the ground eating a pre-practice turkey burger, facing San Francisco’s empty practice field and soaking in the California sunshine on a spectacular fall day.
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh told me today that the team would look into re-signing players before the season ends. This season is unusual because of the work stoppage which forced free agents to sign last-minute deals, most for one year.
Both sides of the ball and special teams have carried the division-leading 49ers to a surprising 4-1 start.
My plan was to take in some Blues in the French Quarter after our broadcast of the 49ers game. As it turned out, I didn’t have to wait that long. The blues started at kickoff and lasted until the final gun.
The San Francisco 49ers have signed free agent cornerback Carlos Rogers and safety Madieu Williams to one-year contracts.