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Rogers rejects other team's $6M offer, takes Saints' $4M deal


Shaun Rogers turned down roughly $6 million from another team to accept a deal with the New Orleans Saints for about $2 million less, a source with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday.

The Saints announced via Twitter that they had agreed to a one-year deal with Rogers, a three-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle, but they didn't reveal financial terms. However, the source said Rogers will receive about $4 million.

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Rogers visited the Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins, and he had opportunities to see other teams, but he wanted to join the Saints, who won the Super Bowl in the 2009 season.

Rogers, 31, is coming off the worst statistical season of his 10-year NFL career. He made just 17 tackles and had two sacks, both career lows, for the Cleveland Browns, who released him after the season.

Rogers was a second-round draft pick by the Lions in 2001 and made two Pro Bowls in seven seasons in Detroit. He signed with the Browns in 2007 and made the Pro Bowl again in 2008.

The Saints made other moves Tuesday, extending contract tenders to 10 players, most notably running back Pierre Thomas. Also tendered were nose tackle Remi Ayodele, offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod, defensive end Jeff Charleston, defensive backs Roman Harper and Usama Young, kicker Garrett Hartley, wide receiver Lance Moore, guard Carl Nicks and tight end David Thomas.



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