A 13-year veteran, Rogers joined the Giants on April 26, 2012. He started the preseason opener in Jacksonville, but soon experienced swelling in his calf. Rogers, who is 6-4 and 350 pounds, was diagnosed with a blood clot in his leg and was placed on injured reserve on Aug. 31.
Prior to joining the Giants, Rogers played in 156 regular-season games with 128 starts for three teams: Detroit (7 seasons), Cleveland (3) and New Orleans (1). He also played in two postseason games.
Rogers’ career totals are 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 playing for the Lions in 2007. He has also blocked 14 field goal attempts in his career. Rogers was a Pro Bowl starter on the NFC team in 2004 and 2005 and a reserve on the AFC team in 2008.
In 2011, Rogers played in all 16 regular-season games with four starts and in both postseason games in his only season in New Orleans.
The Giants have an opening at defensive tackle after the release yesterday of Chris Canty. Linebacker Michael Boley and running back Ahmad Bradshaw were also let go this week.