New York Giants: Big Blue Re-Signs Veterans Shaun Rogers, Bear Pascoe

Doug Rush@Doug_RushSenior Analyst IFebruary 7, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 05:  Bear Pascoe #86 of the New York Giants runs the ball against Patrick Chung #25 of the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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The Giants have been very busy in the last 72 hours.

On Tuesday, the team released linebacker Michael Boley and then on Wednesday, cut running back Ahmad Bradshaw and defensive tackle Chris Canty.

Those were all moves that were made to clear salary cap space, clearing an estimated $14 million for 2013.

According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, the Giants have made their first moves to bring back players from their own squad.

The Giants have re-signed defensive tackle Shaun Rogers and tight end Bear Pascoe to one-year deals.

Pascoe is a solid backup tight end who is used mostly in blocking situations, but he can catch the football when needed. In 2012, the 26-year-old caught just four passes for 35 yards with one touchdown for the Giants.

Rogers was lost for all of 2012 when it was discovered that he had a blood clot in his leg after he was brought onto the team in mid-April.

Rogers had worked so hard to lose a lot of weight after dealing with nagging injuries in recent years and he had looked like he might be able to start for the Giants in 2012.

With the release of Canty, the 33-year-old Rogers will again have the chance to start for the Giants in 2013 at defensive tackle alongside Linval Joseph.

Before coming to the Giants, Rogers played with the Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns and New Orleans Saints.

Both are solid moves that give the Giants depth at each position.

Pascoe will continue his role of backup tight end, while Rogers may get one last opportunity to be a big part of the Giants defensive line and make an impact.

The Giants have been so busy in the last three days with roster moves. It'll be interesting to see who stays and who goes next.

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