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Shaun Rogers Reportedly Visiting Kansas City Chiefs Today

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Who says the offseason doesn't have news?

On Tuesday morning, the Kansas City Chiefs announced Jim Zorn had been hired as quarterbacks coach. On Tuesday afternoon, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports DT Shaun Rogers is visiting the Chiefs today (Tuesday).

We've touched on Rogers around here because he's an interesting story. He was released last week in a time when we're not seeing much player movement because of the league's labor situation. I predicted that would mean increased attention on him and I was right as reports suggested nearly a third of the league had contacted him.

His Chiefs connection is Romeo Crennel, who coached him to a Pro Bowl in Cleveland. Standing 6'4" and 340 pounds, Rogers is best known as a nose tackle but played some defensive end last year. In all, he has been to three Pro Bowls since the Lions made him a second round pick in the 2001 NFL draft. Rogers will turn 32 years old next month.

A quick point of clarification for a question I know is coming: Rogers is currently an unrestricted free agent and can sign with any team. Assuming a labor deal isn't worked out, though, he won't be able to sign with anyone after March 3rd. Remember, the Chiefs signed multiple players to contract extensions last season so they haven't used the labor situation as an excuse not to sign guys. I'm not sure they would use it as one now if they wanted Rogers.

Rogers also visited the Washington Redskins last week.

(H/T kc571)