After being released from the Browns free agent nose tackle Shaun Rogers came and went without a contract with the Saints, which was his last stop after meeting with the Washington Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs.
A top priority for New Orleans is to re-build the defensive line and fortify what was a struggling run defense in 2010. In that respect Rogers is perfect and his signing makes too much sense for the Saints to ignore.
General manager Mickey Loomis said the meeting with Rogers was “informational” and “fact finding”, which doesn’t inspire confidence that a contract with him is imminent at the moment.
However Rogers declared his decision to sign with another team will be heavily influenced by that teams chances at being a contender for a Super Bowl championship, and the Saints are certainly that only a year removed from their Super Bowl XLIV win over the Indianapolis Colts.
Also all current free agents must sign with a respective team before the current CBA’s expiration of March 3rd, under the leagues current calendar year. If they do not sign they run the risk of being caught up in the wash of a new CBA as they cannot be declared a free agent with no new deal in place.
It’s likely that if the Saints and Rogers do come to an agreement it will be within the next ten days.