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    Shaun Rogers among six Browns cuts

    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on February 9, 2011



    The Browns have started to whittle down their offseason roster, with one big name headlining the list of cuts.

    Zac Jackson of FOXSports Ohio reports that defensive tackle Shaun Rogers is among five Browns to be notified they are being released. Also on the cut list: linebacker Eric Barton, linebacker David Bowens, tight end Robert Royal, and tackle John St. Clair.

    (UPDATE: The Browns have since confirmed the cuts.)

    The final four names on the list are no surprise. They are “Mangini guys” and their production no longer matched their salary. Bowens and Barton may not have fit in the team’s new defense.

    Rogers’ release is more notable. The Browns clearly believed he was no longer worth his $5.5 million salary, and they are probably right considering his lack of playing time and shaky health in 2010.

    With that said, Rogers is “only” turning 32 years old this year and can by a truly dynamic player when motivated. It will be interesting to see if teams show interest in signing him this month before a possible work stoppage.

    (UPDATE II: The Browns also cut defensive lineman Kenyon Coleman.)

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...g-browns-cuts/

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    Updated: February 9, 2011

    Browns clean house, cut six veterans

    By James Walker
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    New Cleveland Browns coach Pat Shurmur made his first major step of the offseason Wednesday by cleaning house with veteran players.

    The Browns cut six veterans, which include tight end Robert Royal, offensive tackle John St. Clair, defensive linemen Shaun Rogers and Kenyon Coleman and linebackers David Bowens and Eric Barton. Most were considered favorites of former Browns head coach Eric Mangini.

    "We kind of had a feeling that with a new regime Cleveland wanted to go with younger players," said Bowens' agent, Harold Lewis. "David was Eric's guy and [former defensive coordianator] Rob Ryan's guy. So it's not a surprise."

    The biggest name on this list is Rogers, who is one of the NFL's most dominant defensive linemen when healthy. Rogers had his best year under former Browns head coach Romeo Crennel in 2008 but suffered injuries and never played as well during his two seasons under Mangini.

    Coleman was acquired from the Jets when New York traded up to select Mark Sanchez in the 2009 NFL draft. Of the seven players the Browns received in trades related to the Sanchez deal, only center Alex Mack is still with Cleveland. Safety Abram Elam, who was included in the trade, is a free agent.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=6106246

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    Report: Redskins interested in Shaun Rogers



    The Redskins have reportedly already "reached out" to free agent DL Shaun Rogers.

    Per Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, Rogers is expected to visit the Redskins this week, perhaps as soon as Friday. With Albert Haynesworth as good as gone this offseason, Rogers would be a replacement at nose tackle. Rogers can still get after quarterbacks, but he's no longer a top-notch run stuffer.

    Source: Jay Glazer on Twitter 2/10/2011 3:21:00 PM

    http://www.rotoworld.com/headlines/n...un-rogers?rw=1

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    Cleveland Browns 2011 Draft: Do Roster Cuts Have Influence on Drafting Process?

    By Brian Murtaugh (Browns Featured Columnist) on February 10, 2011



    Robert Quinn, DE/DT, North Carolina

    The Cleveland Browns announced yesterday that the team has cut six veteran players in order to free up cap room and rebuild with an influx of younger talent.

    The NFL draft is one of the key ways to get that talent into the organization and with four of the six roster cuts on the defensive side of the ball, it is reasonable to think that defense should be on the mind of the Browns front office.

    Shaun Rogers was the most notable name to be sent away from Cleveland throughout the roster cuts and writers seem to wonder how Cleveland will go about replacing him.

    The Browns will likely switch to a 4-3 defense in 2011, which leaves the question of who will fill in for the two linebackers and linemen that the Browns lost.

    Athyba Rubin is expected to be the man to fill in one of those holes along the defensive line as his emergence in 2010 made the absence of Rogers seem irrelevant.

    That leaves three more spots that need filling.

    Cleveland owns the sixth overall pick in the draft and even though many speculate that Cleveland will go for a wide receiver or trade down, it is worth noting that some quality defensive talent should still be on the board.

    Marcell Dareus is one of those defensive players.

    Dareus was one of the most feared linemen in the entire NCAA last season as he recorded five sacks and a solid 30 tackles after missing the first two games and seeing limited playing time.

    Dareus could play at any position on the defensive line but may be best suited for defensive end because he is only 303 pounds.

    Robert Quinn may also be available for the Browns at No. 6, as the former Tar Heel has received a great amount of public endorsement from former Browns coach, Butch Davis.

    The 2011 draft picture for the Browns seems to be getting cloudier by the day, as it is becoming close to impossible to predict what direction the franchise wants to take.

    The good news is that Mike Holmgren and Tom Heckert led a very good draft process last season and the future of the Browns organization seems to be in good hands.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/6...afting-process

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    Shaun Rogers’ agent responds to Tom Heckert

    Posted by Mike Florio on February 13, 2011, 2:05 PM EST




    Browns G.M. Tom Heckert recently stepped out of character and took a shot at recently-cut defensive lineman Shaun Rogers.

    Heckert called Rogers a “different cat,” and Heckert explained that a career of losing with the Lions and Browns possibly has taken a toll on the veteran lineman, who has excelled both in the 4-3 and 3-4 fronts.

    “I think if he went to a good team, things might change. I don’t know,” Heckert said.

    Rogers’ agent, Kennard McGuire, has responded.

    “I would defend my client as Mr. Heckert would defend the Browns,” McGuire said in a telephone interview with PFT. “I am disappointed that he felt the need to state certain thoughts about Shaun after he was released, and I’m not sure what the statement ‘different cat’ really means. I’m also not sure Mr. Heckert and Shaun ever really conversed, and I’m not sure about the trade or release, because we were told that the Browns did not want to trade Shaun when they had opportunities to do so. As far as not being able to release him, we all know that the Browns could have released him at any time.”

    Heckert attributed the inability to trade or cut Rogers to a $6.9 million base salary, which essentially became guaranteed once the 2010 regular season began. But the Browns could have cut Rogers; the only catch is that they still would have had to pay him. And his salary apparently wasn’t an impediment to a trade, if McGuire’s contention that the Browns had opportunities to trade Rogers is accurate.

    Either way, McGuire and Rogers have no hard feelings. “We do wish the Browns well as they work to get young and rebuild,” McGuire said.

    As to the notion that Rogers is frustrated by playing for teams that have struggled, McGuire was candid. “When you’re a competitor, I truly understand how losing affects you,” McGuire said. “I don’t know many that want to become accustomed to losing.”

    Rogers has 10 years in the league, and he’s never been to the postseason. We’ve got a feeling that he’ll land with a team that has been to the postseason a time or two in the past decade, and that will be favored to return in 2011.

    Rogers is expected to sign a new contract before March 4, when a lockout likely will begin absent a new labor deal. He visited the Redskins on Friday, one day after being cut.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...o-tom-heckert/

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