New York Giants 2012 Draft: Shaun Rogers Signed on Eve of Draft

Doug Rush@Doug_RushSenior Analyst IApril 26, 2012

The New York Giants are just a few hours away from the beginning of the 2012 NFL draft.

We've all wondered who they will go with when their turn comes—the 32nd overall pick in the first round.

However, on Thursday, Giants general manager Jerry Reese wasted no time in making a depth move for the 2012 season.

Josh Alper from NBC's ProFootballTalk posted that the Giants have signed defensive tackle Shaun Rogers.

The terms of the deal have not been disclosed yet, but it is likely a one-year deal for the former Pro Bowl tackle.

Rogers is a big body—standing at 6'4" and 350 pounds—and can provide a lot of depth at the defensive tackle spot for the Giants.

They already have Chris Canty and Linval Joseph at the starting spots, and they will also have Marvin Austin returning from injury.

But Austin hasn't played football in almost two years, dating back to when he got suspended at the University of North Carolina, so adding Rogers as insurance is a very good move for the Giants to make.

Rogers was a two-time Pro Bowler for the Detroit Lions before he got traded to the Cleveland Browns in 2008 and suffered a broken leg in 2009, which caused a drop in his play.

Rogers played all of the 2011 season with the New Orleans Saints, starting in four of the 16 games for the Saints.

Bringing Rogers in is a low-risk move with a high reward for the Giants—if he can play like he once did with Detroit and Cleveland before the broken leg.

This kind of move will fly under the radar for the Giants because it was on the night of the NFL draft, but that's the way Reese makes moves.

He doesn't make the flashiest of moves, but he makes them with purpose—and they end up working out.

Personally, I like the move to get Rogers, and I think it will work out for the Giants in 2012.

Stay tuned, Giants fans.

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