Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area writes that the CB Carlos Rogers “does not figure to be back” with the 49ers next season.
Maiocco points to Rogers’ $6.6 million price tag along with the fact that his play declined in 2013 as the main reason for San Francisco looking for younger, more cost efficient options.
Last year, the 49ers got Rogers to accept a pay cut in recent for a roster spot, but it seems likely that he won’t be offered the chance to return a lower salary in 2014.
San Francisco intially traded a late-round conditional pick for Buccaneers CB Eric Wright before a failed him nullified the deal. Tampa Bay subsequently placed him on waivers and the 49ers later signed him to a one-year deal.
Maiocco mentions that the 49ers had “big plans” for Wright, but it’s no longer certain whether he’s still a part of their plans moving forward. Maiocco adds that Wright and fellow free agent CB Perrish Cox should only require minimum salaries in case the 49ers still had interest in retaining them.
San Francisco will also need to decide whether or not S Donte Whitner is worth retaining at market value contract, as he too will be an unrestricted free agent. According to Maiocco, “the 49ers can find a low-priced alternative in free agency.”hi
We have him listed as the No. 50 player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.