The biggest takeaway from Carlos Rogers’ conversation with the Bay Area media on Thursday was the Pro Bowl cornerback’s astonishment over all 11 defensive starters returning to the 49ers in 2012.
“This is a first for me and I’m pretty sure it’s rare for a lot of guys,” Rogers said.
In fact, several media outlets analyzed the 49ers offseason efforts to retain its starting defense. More on San Francisco’s free agency scorecard and additional headlines can be found after the jump.
ESPN NFC West blogger Mike Sando breaks down the free agency moves of all teams in the division, grading the 49ers moves to date with a B+. Sando believes the 49ers needed to keep their core players together and accomplished that with their recent signings.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com outlines the 49ers entire offseason scorecard, complete with signings, visits and players who’ve moved on to other teams. Maiocco also believes the 49ers still have the ability to add a veteran player or two.
Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee takes roster evaluation a step further by pointing out how hard it’s going to be for incoming rookies to make the final roster. According to Barrows, five of the team’s 77 draft picks since 2003 have failed to make the roster in some way, shape or form the season they were drafted.
For coverage on potential 49ers, CBS Sports’ Rob Rang updates his 2012 NFL Draft big board following pro day performances.
Lastly, make sure to check out our latest Coach ‘Em Up profile on assistant secondary coach Greg Jackson, who won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants and was a teammate of head coach Jim Harbaugh with the San Diego Chargers.
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According to Sandy Sandoval, EA Sports’ Senior Director of Athlete Relations, Patrick Willis will take part in a live chat with ESPN’s SportsNation site beginning at 12 p.m. PT.
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