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  • Giants running back Shane Vereen rushed for 21 yards on five carries in Sunday's win over Buffalo. Vereen has now been held without a reception in consecutive games after catching a pass in 23 of his last 24 games as a member of the Patriots. Unlike Week 3's contest against Washington where he was targeted three times, Vereen didn't see a pass come his way in Buffalo. It is too early to make any sweeping claims about Vereen's role in New York as he caught 12 passes in the team's first two games, but given that he ranks third on the Giants' pecking order for carries, he is likely no better than a bye-week fill-in until further notice.

  • Giants running back Shane Vereen caught all eight of his targets for 76 yards in Sunday's game against the Falcons. He also gained 19 yards on six carries in the 24-20 defeat. Despite the mild rushing total, Vereen showed his trademark effectiveness in the passing game, finishing second on the team in targets and receiving yardage. No wideout besides Odell Beckham topped 17 yards receiving on the day and Vereen will likely remain heavily involved in that capacity until another receiver steps up. The Giants will welcome the Redskins to town in Week 3.

  • Running back Shane Veeren had a lot of options in free agency. The market is usually big for good players coming off a championship, per Vereen fielded a number of offers from NFL teams but quickly decided the Giants were the best fit for him. "There were other offers, but I felt like this was the right fit for me. I felt like this was the right place for me. And I haven't looked back yet," Vereen said. "It's been a learning process, but it's been fun. I couldn't even tell you [how many offers I had] because it all happened so fast. Free agency opened and then by about noon West Coast time I was going to be a Giant. It happened so quickly, so I don't even know if there was much thought process. There were a couple offers, but once I head the Giants were interested, I was very interested as well." Vereen rushed for 391 yards and two touchdowns for the Patriots last season.

  • Giants new running back Shane Vereen is receiving a surprising amount of work in OTAs as both a ball carrier and pass-catcher. "So far, so good," he told ESPN. "I'm just trying to keep my feet on the ground and learn everything I can to stay on top of the playbook." The free agent who signed after helping the Patriots win the Super Bowl is battling Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams for playing time out of the backfield. He has been used in practice as more than just a third-down back. And he has impressed Tom Coughlin. "He's a vey positive young man who's happy to be here and looks forward to contributing," Coughlin said. "When we brought him in, we thought, 'Here's a guy that catches the ball out of the backfield and would be another obvious weapon that would have to be defended.'" Vereen racked up 838 yards and five touchdowns combined rushing and receiving a year ago.

  • Giants running back Shane Vereen is being viewed as much more than just a third-down running back, according to The team is excited about his ability to catch passes out of the backfield, but he'll be relied on to do more than that. "I see him in that regard as a pass receiver coming out of the backfield, a pass protector, a guy who runs the ball in the three-wide offense in the run game, if you will, which is very prevalent today in our sport," coach Tom Coughlin said at the NFL Annual Meetings this week. "So I see him in that regard." Last season the Giants did not have one receiving touchdown by a running back. Vereen, formerly of the Patriots, had three receiving touchdowns out of the backfield last year. "Well, you know what [Vereen] can do. Quite frankly, it's something from an attack standpoint we've had some success with, but not to the extent that he has," Coughlin said. "When you look at Vereen, a lot of the [Tom] Brady hookup with Vereen was the ball was almost automatically going to him. First down, if it was zone coverage, they were dropping the ball down and he would scoot. So we know that. Will we open it up to more parts of it?" The 26-year-old has 907 yards rushing and seven touchdowns on the ground, adding 107 receptions for 1,023 yards and seven touchdowns through the air in four years.

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2 ATL 6 19 0 8 76 0 8
3 WAS 6 23 0 0 0 0 2
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6 10/20 @PHI 5 12.00
7 10/25 DAL 30 25.00
8 11/01 @NO 17 17.50
9 11/08 @TB 25 20.50
10 11/15 NE 8 15.00
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12 11/29 @WAS 1 8.50
13 12/06 NYJ 3 11.00
14 12/15 @MIA 24 20.00
15 12/20 CAR 23 20.00
16 12/27 @MIN 20 18.50
17 01/03 PHI 5 12.00

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Season RuAtt RuYd RuTD Recpt ReYd ReTD FPTS
2015 20 77 0 12 122 0 19
2014 96 391 2 52 447 3 113
2013 44 208 1 47 427 3 86
2012 62 251 3 8 149 1 63
2011 15 57 1 0 0 0 11
3 Year Avg 67 283 2 36 341 2 86
Career 237 984 7 119 1145 7