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Carlos Rogers Wanted To Leave The Redskins Two Years Ago

Former Washington Redskins cornerback and current San Francisco 49ers breakout player Carlos Rogers is coming back to town on Sunday, and to celebrate, he appeared on his old stomping grounds to talk about his time in D.C. and why he enjoys playing for the 49ers so much.

Rogers was a guest of "The LaVar Arrington Show With Chad Dukes" on 106.7 The Fan on Tuesday, and he said there was no way he was returning to the Redskins this year. Rogers signed a one-year deal to play for the 49ers after being a free agent.

"No, not at all. Like I said I wanted to leave there two years ago. It wasn’t even in the discussion. My people didn’t talk to them and they didn’t talk to us."

Rogers went so far to say that he hasn't enjoyed playing football prior to this season since Gregg Williams left the Redskins prior to the 2008 season. That means both years of the Jim Zorn era and the first year of Mike Shanahan's regime.

"I haven't had fun playing football until after Gregg [Williams] left. After that, it wasn't fun for me no more. This is just a younger group of guys that's just ready to win and hungry. You have some guys who are big names, such Vernon [Davis], Patrick Willis and Alex [Smith]. But everyone else, they're just guys and they just play."

Rogers said he feels like everyone is held accountable on the 49ers, which is something he likes. But mostly, he's just having fun.

"It's just fun and I'm enjoying it. I'm not worried about if I give up a touchdown, I may get benched or something may happen to me, you know what I'm saying? I'm not worrying about that. They let me be free. They let me have fun. They let me blitz. They let me play man how I want to play it, whether it's press or off [coverage]. They know I've been playing in the league for a while, and they kind of take my advice on some things I want to say."

Good for Carlos. Clearly, he's in a better place and he's happier. I have no ill will towards him.