35-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Free Agent
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
Should be in the team's interior defensive line mix. ...
2013 ADP: –
Shaun Rogers Contract Information:
Signed a one-year deal with the Giants in February of 2013. The contract is worth up to $1.005 million and will have a salary cap hit of $555,000.
Rogers is not listed on the Giants' injury report Wednesday, the team's official website reports.
To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Shaun Rogers – simply subscribe now.
|Tackles||Defensive Stats||Fumbles||Kick Ret||Punt Ret|
Age is determined on September 1st of each season.
|Snap Count||Tackles||Defensive Stats||Fumbles||Kick Ret||Punt Ret|
A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.
Shaun Rogers: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Massive tackle can clog running lanes. Will be in the team's defensive tackle rotation.
Paired with studs Sedrick Ellis and Aubrayo Franklin, Rogers completes one of the most formidable defensive tackle rotations in the league. Further, Rogers should be motivated to produce given that he turned down more money in order to play for a contender. With opponents unable to focus their attention solely on him, Rogers could produce big numbers from the defensive tackle position.
Rogers is slated to make the move to end this season in the Browns' 3-4 with Ahtyba Rubin likely to take over the nose tackle spot. It remains to be seen what his suspension will be after being charged with bringing a loaded gun into a Cleveland airport (likely 1-2 games), but once he is reinserted into the lineup he is sure to be a force.
The acquisition of Shaun Rogers was one of the few things that went right for the Browns in 2008. Rogers managed to control his weight and his legendary attitude problems while racking up a career-high 76 tackles and 4.5 sacks. The big question is – can he do it again? From a purely football perspective, Rogers seems an ideal fit as the nose tackle in new Cleveland coach Eric Mangini’s favored 3-4 alignment. But Rogers has already clashed with the new coach over some perceived slight at a media event. Our guess? Take Rogers’ output from 2008 – when he tallied more tackles than any other interior lineman – and his 2007 season with the Lions (39 tackles, 7 sacks), and split the difference.
Rogers was traded to the Browns in March and signed a six-year, $42-million deal. If he controls his weight – which has been near 400 pounds – he could be in for a solid campaign. He's coming off a career-high seven sacks, which led the Lions, and could recapture his strong tackling ability with a slimmer waistline. Rogers made 68 tackles in 2004 and then dropped to 39 in 2005, 20 in 2006 (in only six games) and 39 last season. The change of scenery and a renewed emphasis on his conditioning make Rogers a shallow sleeper in 2008. Rogers often commands a double team and has the ability to be an elite defensive tackle.
The 2007 season will likely be the most important in Rogers' career to this point. He played in just six games last year before going on IR with a knee injury. Then, he was accused of committing a sex crime in the offseason. Rogers is a key part of the Lions defense, and the defensive line in particular has some potential to be very good as long as he keeps his head on straight. Stay tuned.
Rogers was voted to the Pro Bowl in 2005, after notching 39 tackles and 5.5 sacks. With the Lions shifting to a Cover Two defense, the front four will likely be relied on more as pass rushers this season. Rogers will be a quality IDP option in 2006.
Rogers will start alongside Dan Wilkinson to make a strong run stuffing tandem. Rogers gets great push at the line, as evidenced by his three blocked kicks last season. He was named to the pro bowl last year and should continue to be a force in the middle of the Lions front four.
The Lions hope Rogers can rebound from a disappointing 2002 season. He'll start at defensive tackle.