Free agent Shaun Rogers is in the middle of a free agent tour, one that has already brought him to Washington and now Kansas City. However, the defensive lineman told KILT in Houston that his top choice is still to return to Texas, where he played collegiately.
“Like I said it would be most definitely a fairy tale situation,” Rogers said. “But again you just look forward to exploring all opportunities and hopefully whoever reaches out to me and wherever I go it will most definitely be a positive experience.”
Rogers also said that an injury cut down on his snaps and effectiveness.
“The problem with me getting hurt last year, one of my young proteges, Ahtyba Rubin, showed great promise and they wanted to get him on the field,” Rogers said. “They moved him to nose and we had a little rotation where I would go in at end and he would play nose and that’s just what it was. I was kinda banged up this year so I had a little more spot play than usual, but years previous to that I’ve been blessed and I’ve been one of the few guys in this league that I would consider a three-down guy.”
When he was cut loose by the Cleveland Browns, I didn’t really think much about bringing Rogers to Kansas City. We’ve seen the ageless wonder Ron Edwards hold up now into his 10th season playing in the middle, but do the Chiefs want to go down that route again?
Though after seeing the success Romeo Crennel had with another one of his former players, Shaun Smith, this past season the marriage makes a whole lot of sense. If the defensive coordinator thinks he can bring the best out of Smith, that’s good enough for me. Not to mention that so many of the players on the defensive line have the versatility to play inside and out, something Rogers now brings to the table.
Plus, the Chiefs have had quite a bit of success with Longhorns lately with Jamaal Charles and Derrick Johnson.