Posted March 5th, 2008 by Brian
Filed under: Football

After acquriing him via trade last Saturday, the Cleveland Browns moved quickly to lock up former Longhorn [tag]Shaun Rogers[/tag] to a long-term contract. The Pro Bowl defensive tackle signed a six-year, $42 million deal today with the team. $20 million of the new contract is guaranteed money.

Despite playing at a high level, he hasn’t always played up to his elite skill level during his career. His motivation has been questioned due to his inconsistency and problems with his weight. The article mentions he’s listed at 340 pounds, but rumor a couple of weeks back was that he was closer to four bills than he was to 340. He’ll be playing in the 3-4 now so the weight won’t be as big of an issue, but he still needs to be in good enough shape to be in there for a majority of the snaps. Hopefully he can find motivation in this new opportunity and fresh start he’s getting in Cleveland, because he has the talent to dominate on every play.

Congrats to Shaun on the big money deal.

And just because it’s awesome, here’s his fleet-footed run and stiff arm (of Selvin Young) on a 66-yard interception return for a touchdown last season:


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