The New York Giants have placed defensive tackle Shaun Rogers and cornerback Terrell Thomas on Injured Reserve as they pared their roster down to 53 players. Neither player received the short-term IR designation, meaning the season is over for both players.
There had been widespread speculation that the Giants would use the newly-approved short-term designation on Thomas, allowing them to bring him back at midseason. The cornerback missed all of last season with his second torn ACL, then aggravated the injury early in training camp. He had been hopeful, maybe even optimistic, about trying to return early in the season. Those hopes have now been dashed and his once-promising career has be considered in jeopardy.
Rogers suffered a blood clot in his calf. Initial reports were that he would miss the season, but recent indications had been that there was hope he could play this season. This decision means that won't be the case.
Here are the rest of the cuts, announced first on Giants.com.
Let go were: Danny Ware (RB), Greg Jones (LB), David Douglas (WR), Dan DePalma (WR), Craig Marshall (DE), Matt Broha (DE), Dwayne Hendricks (DT), Jake Muasau (LB), Larry Donnell (TE), Matt McCants (OT), Selvish Capers (OL), Stephen Goodin (OL), Ryan Perrilloux (QB), Laron Scott (DB/KR), Isiaih Stanback (WR), Dante Hughes (CB), Marcus T
Cornerback Bruce Johnson was waived/injured.
There has been speculation that several players -- including Scott. Broha and Douglas -- could have practice squad spots if other teams do not claim them.
Here is your 53-man roster:
QB (2): Eli Manning, David Carr
RB (4): Ahmad Bradshaw, David Wilson, Da'Rel Scott, Andre Brown
FB (1): Henry Hynoski
WR (6): Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz, Domenik Hixon, Ramses Barden, Rueben Randle, Jerrell Jernigan
TE (3): Bear Pascoe, Martellus Bennett, Adrien Robinson
OL (9): David Diehl, Chris Snee, David Baas, Kevin Boothe, Will Beatty, Sean Locklear, Jim Cordle, Mitch Petrus, James Brewer
DE (5): Justin Tuck, Jason Pierre-Paul, Osi Umenyiora, Adrian Tracy, Adewale Ojomo
DT (4): Linval Joseph, Rocky Bernard, Markus Kuhn, Marvin Austin
LB (7): Mathias Kiwanuka, Chase Blackburn, Michael Boley, Keith Rivers, Spencer Paysinger, Mark Herzlich, Jacquian Williams
CB (5): Corey Webster, Prince Amukamara, Jayron Hosley, Michael Coe, Justin Tryon
S (4): Antrel Rolle, Kenny Phillips, Will Hill, Stevie Brown
I will have some analysis of this later, but for now these are your 2012 Giants.