The New York Giants released a medical report on Tuesday morning for four of their defensive lineman, and the news was terrible across the board. First and foremost, defensive tackle Martin Parker will miss the entire 2012 season with a herniated disk that requires surgery, while defensive end Justin Trattou is out several more weeks with a heel injury.
"We went from a lot of depth to not much in a sequence of days," Rocky Bernard said.
Rogers, who was injured during the first preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars and recently met with vascular surgeon Dr. John Karwowaki, will face a long recovery of his own as he deals with the blood clot. Chances are it will end his season and possibly his career.
With Chris Canty currently on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, the rash of injuries at the defensive tackle position is a worst case scenario for the Giants. And aware of how thin the team was getting at the position, General Manager Jerry Reese put a waiver claim in on defensive tackle Ronnie Cameron (Chicago Bears) Monday, but he was ultimately awarded to the Cleveland Browns.
As it stands, the Giants' depth at defensive tackle consists of Linval Joseph, Rocky Bernard, Dwayne Hendricks and rookie Markus Kuhn.
The Giants had three defensive tackles working out on the game field in Albany this morning, but there's been no word on who they were. One name that might soon pop up is Jimmy Kennedy, who spent the 2011 season with Big Blue and currently remains a free agent.
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