The New York Giants Friday announced the signings of three more players to reserve/futures contracts. Tight end Jamie Childers, cornerback Buddy Jackson and kicker/punter Jake Rogers have been added to the Giants' roster.Word had gotten out earlier that the Giants worked out several players on Thursday.
Childers, 6-foot-4 and 247 pounds, was originally signed as a rookie free agent by the St. Louis Rams in May of 2012. He played in one preseason game before being waived.
Jackson, 6-3 and 183 pounds, was signed as a rookie free agent by the Indianapolis Colts in May of 2012. He was waived injured in August. Jackson joined the Washington Redskins’ practice squad on Nov. 12 and spent the rest of the season there.
Rogers, 6-2 and 203 pounds, signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agentin July of 2011. He was waived on Aug. 3 and signed two days later with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the 2011 preseason, Rogers made all three of his field-goal attempts for the Bucs – from 46, 29 and 21 yards – and punted six times for a 41.7-yard gross average.
Rogers is the career scoring leader at the University of Cincinnati with 399 points. In college, he hit 51-of-75 field-goal attempts and went 186-of-194 on extra point tries. As a senior, he also handled punting duties and averaged 41.6 yards on 43 kicks.