The New York Giants are already keeping pretty busy this off-season. After releasing three starters over the past couple of days, the team re-signed a couple of contributing players in Bear Pascoe and Shaun Rogers. Both signed for one year contracts.
Rogers joins the group in the defensive tackle position with Markus Kuhn and Marvin Austin to go alongside Linval Joseph. Rogers was supposed to play this past season, however, a blood clot kept him out for the year. It’s cheap depth along the defensive line. Rogers, in the past, has been able to clog up holes and stuff the run, something the Giants could use along the interior of their defensive line.
Pascoe’s re-signing means the end of Travis Beckum’s tenure with the Giants. Both were going to be free agents and Pascoe has more value in that he can line up as an H-back too. If or when Martellus Bennett gets re-signed, the Giants will be set at tight end with Pascoe, Bennett and Adrien Robinson. If Bennett leaves, it wouldn’t shock me if the Giants signed another tight end or used their first round pick on one (say Notre Dame‘s Tyler Eifert).
Jerry Reese isn’t messing around at all. He knows the team needs to be tweaked in order to come back to where everyone believes the team can be; among the elite teams of the NFL. The Giants have some holes in the roster, but the major plug-ins won’t begin in earnest until March. However, with these two re-signings, it’s two less things the team needs to think about.