Browns waiting to hear how long the NFL will sit Shaun Rogers


Another high profile AFC North player is likely going to be suspended to start the year, as Browns NT Shaun Rogers is going to be punished for his role in trying to board a plane with a gun at Cleveland Hopkins Airport.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer says that the Browns are simply waiting for the decision to come down as to how long the suspension is going to be, so they can plan around it.

The league has given the Browns no indication when it will hand down a suspension to Shaun Rogers for his April 1 arrest for carrying a loaded gun while attempting to board a plane at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Team president Mike Holmgren hopes to learn something from Goodell at the meetings in Dallas. He expects some sort of suspension. Rogers has attended the off-season program, but is not participating on the field yet because of his rehabilitation from an ankle injury last year. “I’m pleased with how he’s working here,” Holmgren said. “I think he messed up and he knows it. But I like how he’s working. Hopefully, he won’t make the same mistake again.”

Rogers seems to be on much better ground with the combo of Holmgren and coach Eric Mangini than last year, when there was talk about him not wanting to be with the team anymore after he and Mangini didn’t hit it off from the start. Now it looks like he’ll be ready to go to have a big 2010 with the club.

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4 Responses to “Browns waiting to hear how long the NFL will sit Shaun Rogers”

  1. Denolakes says:

    I see Rogers and Rubin playing alongside each other. This only helps Roth, Smith, and the rest of the DL. Ahtyba played well in Rogers absence last year. He will get more time this year. DL is a priority, though, it has a lot of seasoned veterans with not as much newer faces. Gaithers hopefully will help solve this problem.

  2. ButchGavlen says:

    I still think now is the time to trade Mr. Rogers. Guys that are that big, when they start to fall apart and become injury prone do so in a cascading fashion. He’ll be injured more than playing as he ages, and will be worth less and less. Now if they’re good with that and want to get one more year out of hin and thence forth use him as a situational rusher, I have no problem with that. In fact i have no real problem with whatever they decide. It’s just if you want to get return value out of him, now is the time. cuz he’s gettin big bucks.

    • Denolakes says:

      Naw. Not enough on the DL already. Trading would only weaken a position group that can ill afford to be weakened. I would not be surprised to see Rogers play through his career in Cleveland. Maybe D’Qwell. remember, the “pile is a little bigger” in the LB corps. At least, so says Holmy. And, let me run through the list, Haden, Hardesty, Ward, Luovao, Mitchell, McCoy, Gaithers, Asante, nope, they didn’t draft any LBs, either. I view Roth like a draft choice. Add in Fujita and Gocong. Bowens and Barton are still here — and I thought they were effective. Rogers becomes an end. Rubin stays in the middle. Rogers eats the double teams on the outside, taking a T and G with him. With Roth, Smith, and Rubin these guys might be able to do some damage — especially with an improved DB group.

      • Denolakes says:

        I just checked the roster. Coleman has 9 years, Rogers has 10 years, and Smith is 11 years. Barton and Bowens check in at 12 years each. That is 5 guys who started for us last year. The youth on the roster along the DL is not the kind of stuff I would feel comfortable with moving forward. Rogers stays as long as he can play, I should think. DL is for future drafts and FA, I suspect. These guys played well late last year — without Rogers, Barton or D’Qwell. I gotta believe that Gaithers has a terrific opportunity if he shows up.

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