Giants re-sign DT Shaun Rogers

Updated: February 7, 2013, 6:40 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

One day after jettisoning defensive tackle Chris Canty, the New York Giants re-signed Shaun Rogers to help fill the interior of their defensive line.

Rogers played in the team's preseason opener last season but was placed on injured reserve on Aug. 31 with a blood clot in his leg.

The Giants can use the 6-foot-4, 350-pound Rogers after releasing Canty on Wednesday. The team cut Canty, linebacker Michael Boley and running back Ahmad Bradshaw this week in an effort to create salary-cap space and move in a different direction after missing the playoffs last season.

Canty started alongside Linval Joseph at defensive tackle. Rogers now will be in the mix to fill Canty's spot along with Marvin Austin and Markus Kuhn. Rocky Bernard, who was a valuable reserve this past season, is a free agent.

Rogers, a 13-year veteran, has started 128 of his 156 games with Detroit, Cleveland and New Orleans. He has 602 tackles and 37.5 sacks in his career.

Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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