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Giants ink DT Shaun Rogers to cap-friendly contract

The New York Giants sent defensive end Chris Canty packing this week, but one of their less-productive linemen will get a second chance in Gotham.

Jenny Vrentas of The Star-Ledger reports defensive tackle Shaun Rogers will stay with the team on a one-year $1.005 million deal that comes with a caveat: That salary drops to $433,000 if he winds up on injured reserve.

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That's where Rogers finished last season after the 13-year veteran was diagnosed with a blood clot in his left calf. The Giants are gambling that, at full speed, Rogers can inflict some of the havoc we saw during his run with the Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns. At his best, the three-time Pro Bowler was a one-man terror, but at age 33 -- and with just five starts since 2009 -- it's unclear what Rogers can bring to this defense.

If he can't stay upright, New York's front office has taken measures to protect the payroll.

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