Shane Vereen

#34 RB / N.Y. Giants Giants / EXP: 5YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 205 lb Age: 26 College: California Bye 11

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    Giants' Shane Vereen: Modest game vs. Patriots

    Vereen had four carries for four yards and caught two of his four targets for 12 yards against the Patriots Sunday. The matchup would have seemed to favor Vereen who operates mostly on passing downs, but his production was modest. Usually it's best to avoid the Giants running game, given the four-headed monster it employs.

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    Giants' Shane Vereen: Totals 43 yards, adds score against Buccaneers

    Vereen caught four passes off of four targets for 29 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay. He added 14 yards on the ground on six carries. Though the Giants' backfield suffers from a case of too many cooks, Vereen continues to be the bunch's most consistent performer due to his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. Vereen has caught at least four passes in five of New York's nine games and has topped 50 total yards four times. His 34 catches rank third on the team and his three touchdowns, all receiving, are tied for second on the squad.

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    Giants' Shane Vereen: Scores in shootout against Saints

    Vereen gained just three yards on two carries, but turned nine targets into eight receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown Sunday in New Orleans. The Giants use Vereen primarily as a receiver out of the backfield, so it wasn't surprising to see him reel in one of Eli Manning's six touchdowns in this one. The former Patriot has cemented his role in New York's offense, and is especially valuable in PPR formats. The more the Giants throw, the better for Vereen owners.

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    Giants' Shane Vereen rushes for a season-high 56 yards in win Sunday

    Giants running back Shane Vereen ran four times for a season-high 56 yards and caught just 1 of 3 targets for six yards in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Cowboys. Vereen ripped off a season-best 39 yard run at one point, but was unproductive as a pass catcher for the second straight game. On the other hand, the Giants barely had the ball Sunday, as Eli Manning completed just 13-of-24 passes for 170 yards. He's can be a major asset in PPR formats, but it's hard to predict when he'll see touches in the passing game. Next week, he and the Giants will travel to New Orleans to play the Saints.

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    Giants' Shane Vereen: Nearly shut out

    Vereen had four carries for zero yards and hauled in just one of his four targets for six yards. It was an awful game for the Giants offense after the opening drive, and Vereen's production reflected that. Expect him to be in his usual third-down role next week against the Cowboys.

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    Giants running back Shane Vereen held without a catch in Week 4

    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.

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    Giants RB Shane Vereen nets 95 total yards in loss

    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.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Shane Vereen felt Giants were best fit for him in free agency

    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.

  • by Marty Gitlin |

    Giants new RB Shane Vereen showing versatility in OTAs

    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.

  • by Dave Peters |

    Giants RB Shane Vereen will be more than third-down back

    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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