Raiders coach admired 49ers' approach to free agency

February 24, 2012, 9:46 pm
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Programming note: Stay logged on all week long as 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco files reportsfrom the NFL scouting combine in IndianapolisINDIANAPOLIS -- The Raiders' new head coach is an admirer of how the 49ers approached free agency a year ago.The Raiders reportedly committed 16 million last season to re-sign free-agent safety Michael Huff. For approximately the same financial commitment, the 49ers signed Carlos Rogers, Donte Whitner, Dashon Goldson, Jonathan Goodwin and David Akers.Raiders coach Dennis Allen, speaking Friday at the NFL scouting combine, commended the 49ers' approach. In particular, the signing of Rogers to a one-year, 4.25 million contract caught his attention."One of the guys I look at with what the 49ers did is Carlos Rogers," Allen said. "It's not like he was the big, big name free-agent guy. He came in and had a real successful year for them and was one of the reasons they were as successful as they were."RELATED: Carlos Rogers 2011 game logs
Rogers, a seven-year veteran who turns 31 in July, is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent. He had eight interceptions in his first six seasons. Last season with the 49ers, he recorded a career-high six interceptions.