The Giants decided not to wait until Thursday night to add a player to their roster.
The team announced Thursday afternoon that they have signed free agent defensive tackle Shaun Rogers. No terms of the deal have been announced.
Rogers spent the 2011 season in New Orleans where he played all 16 games and started four times. Rogers started his career as a second-round pick of the Lions in 2001 and made two Pro Bowls while he was playing in Detroit. He was traded to the Browns in 2008 and made a third Pro Bowl that season, but he broke his leg in 2009 and his play has steadily slipped from there.
He profiles as a depth player for the Giants and his addition could signal that the Giants will be looking at other positions during the draft. They have Chris Canty, Linval Joseph and Marvin Austin to go with Rogers at defensive tackle.