Shaun Rogers interested in a return to Detroit?

From the Detroit Free Press:

Shaun Rogers returns to Detroit on Sunday with the Browns. But does the Pro Bowl defensive tackle wish he could play for the Lions again -- not against them -- even though he wanted out two years ago?

That was the word in August. After former Browns defensive tackle Shaun Smith signed with the Lions, he said Rogers had spoken highly of the guys in the locker room and the staff at team headquarters in Allen Park.

"He wishes he could come back here now," said Smith, who was cut Sept. 5. "He misses it. Come on. You've been here your whole career, and you see the talent they're bringing in."

So is it true?

Rogers rarely spoke to Detroit reporters as a Lion, at least toward the end of his tenure from 2001-07. But he spoke to them in a conference call Wednesday and didn't quite shoot down Smith's claim.

"I just want to play football in the NFL," Rogers said. "That's been my dream and my goal. That's what I continue to strive to do, to play well in this league, wherever I'm at."

That's not a no.

"That's not a yes," Rogers said.


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