Giants add run stuffer Shaun Rogers
The New York Giants had the final pick in the first round but they found a way to add a player before that when they signed run-stuffer Shaun Rogers.
The defensive tackle signed with the Lions, giving them massive piece for the middle of the defense. The 33-year-old Rogers, who spent last season with the New Orleans Saints but is better known for his work with the Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns, believes he has some gas left in the tank.
“When you’re sitting out there you always have that in the back of your head being an 11-year vet — maybe this is the time, is it not the time, how I am feeling, how am I transitioning this offseason?” said the 33-year-old Rogers . “There are a lot of variables that play into that whole card. But there was still some interest, so I figured as long as they’re still interested, I have something to offer.
“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.”
If he works out, Rogers will be a situational player for the Giants. He’s no longer a three-down player. He also adds value on special teams because he’s one of the best in the NFL over the last 20 years at blocking kicks.
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