Rogers was initially signed by the Giants a year ago after the team briefly considered Albert Haynesworth.
“I still most definitely feel that I can bring something to the table. I might not be exactly like I was in ’06, but I still have some tricks and I still have some good push in me," Rogers said after signing his free agent contract in 2012.
The 13-year veteran came into camp in the best physical shape of his career, and was poised to become the big run-stuffing body in the middle New York had lacked since Fred Robbins. Unfortunately, Rogers suffered a serious blood clot in his left calf and would miss the entire season. The injury was so serious that many thought his career in the NFL was over.
However, after releasing Chris Canty, the Giants needed some additional depth and a veteran presence. Now with a clean bill of health, General Manager Jerry Reese & Co. will give Rogers another opportunity.
The 6'4'', 350 lbs monster has played in 156 career games, collecting 504 tackles, 37.5 sacks and 51 stuffs. He's been named to Pro Bowl three times and was a second team All-Pro selection in 2004.
As it stands, he joins Marvin Austin, Linval Joseph and Markus Kuhn on the teams' defensive tackle depth chart.
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