Reports are the 49ers will cut Carlos Rogers at the start of free agency and will use the cap savings after his release for the 2014 season.
The 49ers will designate Rogers as a post-June 1st release which will give the 49ers an additional $6.6 million in cap savings for 2014. The post-June release will also factor in around $1.5 million in dead money for the 2015 season, however, with the salary cap expected to increase even more in 2015. The $1.5 million in dead money will be a non-factor.
Along with Rogers, the 49ers lost another starter in their secondary. Safety Donte Whitner has reached an agreement with the Cleveland Browns and will head back to his hometown in order to get paid. Reports are Whitner is going to receive a 4 year $28 million deal.
Just like the 49ers did in 2013 with Dashon Goldson, they are not going to overpay to keep a safety on the team.
Look for a more cap friendly veteran deal from the 49ers during free agency and also look for one to be selected in the NFL draft.