49ers to Release Carlos Rogers

The San Francisco 49ers made their second big move of free agency parting ways with cornerback Carlos Rogers. Despite signing a four-year extension in 2012, Rogers release opens up about $5.1 million in cap space. However, with Tarell Brown set to hit the free agent market this afternoon, the Niners could be on the verge of losing both of their starting corners from last season.

A member of the 49ers since 2011, Rogers started all 48 games he played in, with his best year coming in 2011. Fresh off a free agent signing by way of the Washington Redskins, he led the Niners secondary with six interceptions and was named a Pro Bowler and Second Team All-Pro.

With Rogers release, the pressure is on San Francisco to try and work out a deal with Brown and sign a free agent. This will also allow for Chris Culliver, who missed all of 2012 with a torn ACL, to compete for a starting job. Expect the 49ers to also address this need in May during the draft.

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