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Former Cleveland Browns DT Shaun Rogers Signs With New Orleans Saints

Shaun Rogers didn't want to wait to see what was going to happen with the CBA before finding a new home.  The New Orleans Saints didn't want to wait to find some beef for the interior of their defense.  A perfect fit.  

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Rogers, the former Browns lineman, signed a one year contract with the Saints and let everyone know via Twitter:

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"It's official WHO DAT NATION here I come."

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In 10 seasons with the Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns, Rogers has amassed 37.5 sacks but concerns about some off the field issues make Rogers a risk for any team that signs him.  Rogers was arrested for carrying a gun in his carry-on baggage at the airport last year and received discipline from the NFL.

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Browns GM Tom Heckert thinks going to a good team for the first time in his career could turn Rogers around.

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"Shaun's a different cat," Heckert said, according to the Plain Dealer. "Shaun's whole thing - and he's stated a million times - is that he's never been on a team that's any good. Every team he's ever been on has been bad. Right or wrong, I think it's taken a toll on him."

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"I think if he went to a good team, things might change. I don't know," Heckert said.

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