49ers' Carlos Rogers might do Victor Cruz's dance again

Carlos Rogers of the San Francisco 49ers intercepts

Carlos Rogers of the San Francisco 49ers intercepts a pass intended for Victor Cruz of the New York Giants. (Nov. 13, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Carlos Rogers admits that Victor Cruz can salsa dance better than he can. But that won't stop him from doing it anyway.

The 49ers cornerback's primary job in two games against the Giants last year was to cover Cruz. He said he might steal Cruz's moves once again if the occasion calls for it Sunday.

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"I like the dance, actually," Rogers said Tuesday, according to the Sacramento Bee. "I really can't do it as good as him. But if I make a play or get an interception on him, [I'll] just do his dance."

Rogers imitated Cruz's dance steps after an interception in last year's regular-season meeting. That display irked Cruz, who called it "a little disrespectful" and later wrote about the incident in his book, "Out of the Blue."

"I promised to never forget it," Cruz wrote. "I wasn't sure when the opportunity would present itself, but I was confident I'd get payback for that dance."

He did. In the NFC Championship Game in January, Cruz caught 10 passes for 142 yards.

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"He's going to have something for me and vice versa," Rogers said Tuesday. "I'll be ready for him."

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