Giants Re-sign Defensive Tackle Shaun Rogers
A day after releasing Chris Canty as part of a salary cap purge, the Giants have re-signed 13-year veteran Shaun Rogers, who last year spent the season on injured reserve with a blood clot in his leg, to a reported one-year veteran minimum deal.
Rogers originally joined the Giants on April 26, 2012. He started the preseason opener in Jacksonville, but soon experienced swelling in his calf which was later diagnosed as a blood clot in his leg, a condition that landed him on injured reserve on Aug. 31.
Prior to joining the Giants, Rogers played in 156 regular-season games with 128 starts for Detroit (7 seasons), Cleveland (3) and New Orleans (1). He also played in two postseason games.
The is 6-4 and 350 pounds Rogers has recorded 602 tackles (404 solo), 37.5 sacks, 27 passes defensed, four forced fumbles, nine fumble recoveries, and an interception he returned 66 yards for a touchdown in 2007 over his career.
He has also blocked 14 field goal attempts and was a two-time Pro Bowl starter on the NFC team in 2004 and 2005, and a reserve on the AFC team in 2008.