In April, the New York Giants signed defensive linemen Shaun Rogers to add depth to an already loaded front line. Rogers, however, Rogers will miss the rest of the season due to a blood clot in his lower leg, head coach tom Coughlin announced after practice on Tuesday.
"It’s very sad, because you don’t know the real story. He lost 50 pounds. He went from the high 380s to 334 to check in at. He was really excited about being a part of this team," Coughlin said. "He got along really well with our defensive linemen. He actually asked to go play some more snaps the other night, which I thought was really neat. It’s just a shame.
Earlier on Tuesday, it was reported that Rogers' blood clot was examined by team physician Dr. Russell Warren at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan on Monday and was going to be re-examined by vascular surgeon Dr. John Karwowaki on Tues., as the severity of it was unknown.
Obviously, the news from the doctors was not good.
The Giants also announced Tuesday that reserve defensive tackle Martin Parker will be lost for the season with a herniated disc in his back. Plus, defensive tackle Marvin austin was having back examined at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
"I’m praying that when the phone call comes (about Austin), it’s a good one," Coughlin said.
With all of the injuries at the same position Coughlin said the Giants are "in the process" of adding a defensive tackle to the roster.
-- SB Nation's Jared Smith contributed to this report