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34 Shane Vereen RB

New York Giants

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Own%Start%
92%35%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
16963914.120

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Giants RB Shane Vereen will be more than third-down back
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

Giants running back Shane Vereen is being viewed as much more than just a third-down running back, according to nj.com.

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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Giants make RB Shane Vereen signing official, ink four others
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

The Giants announced they've signed running back Shane Vereen late Wednesday night. 

The New York Daily News previously reported that Vereen is being signed to a three-year, $12.35 million deal. Vereen rushed for 391 yards and two touchdowns in 2014. He added 447 receiving yards and three touchdowns in the passing game as well. 

“(I made this) decision with my family,” Vereen said, via the team's official website. “At the end of the day, I wanted to make a decision that was right for us, right for them, and this is a great organization. I was fortunate enough to play in New England with another great organization. This is not a step down; if anything, it is a step up. I am looking forward to the opportunity, and I am enjoying being in New York.” 

The Giants also announced the official signings of offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse, wide receiver/return specialist Dwayne Harris and linebackers Jonathan Casillas and J.T. Thomas III.

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Giants expected to keep Rashad Jennings despite landing Vereen
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Despite their reported agreement with free agent running back Shane Vereen, the Giants are expected to retain running back Rashad Jennings in a crowded backfield with second-year bruiser Andre Williams, reports The Star-Ledger.

Jennings averaged 17.9 touches in the 11 games he played last season, averaging 3.8 yards per carry and rushing for four touchdowns while catching 30 passes for 226 yards. Williams ran for seven scores while averaging 3.3 yards per carry.

It's unclear how the Giants will divide up backfield work. Cutting Jennings after June 1 would save the team $2.25 million against the cap.

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Report: Giants to sign ex-Patriots RB Shane Vereen
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Giants are expected to sign running back Shane Vereen to a three-year, $12.35 million deal on Tuesday, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. The deal could be worth more than $16 million in total for four years, per the New York Daily News.

Vereen, 26, was a prime target out of the backfield for Tom Brady during his time with the Patriots. He will join a crowded backfield that includes Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams in New York. On his career, the 26-year-old has carried the ball 217 times for 907 yards and seven touchdowns. As a receiver out of the backfield, he has 107 catches for 1,023 yards and seven touchdowns.

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Report: Giants showing interest in RB Shane Vereen
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

The Giants are very interested in signing running back Shane Vereen, according to the NY Daily News. The same report states that there is a serious chance of the team signing him.

Vereen, formerly of the Patriots, has shared time in the backfield with mulitple running backs throughout his career. He has eight starts during his time with the Patriots.

On his career, the 26-year-old has carried the ball 217 times for 907 yards and seven touchdowns. As a receiver out of the backfield, he has 107 catches for 1,023 yards and seven touchdowns. 

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Schedule
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2011New England Patriots5015573.819102
2012New England Patriots131622514.0163015
2013New England Patriots81442084.7211210
2014New England Patriots166963914.1192015
TOTAL4282179074.2217242
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2011New England Patriots5000---00000
2012New England Patriots131814918.6831116
2013New England Patriots81474279.15032125
2014New England Patriots166524478.64934124
TOTAL42810710239.68377355
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2011New England Patriots500---000
2012New England Patriots1300---000
2013New England Patriots836622.02400
2014New England Patriots1600---000
TOTAL4236622.02400
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2011New England Patriots510.010000.0000
2012New England Patriots1311.000000.0000
2013New England Patriots800.000000.0000
2014New England Patriots1611.000000.0000
TOTAL4232.010000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2011New England Patriots500000000
2012New England Patriots1311000000
2013New England Patriots810000000
2014New England Patriots1600000000
TOTAL4221000000
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Height/Weight:
5-10/205
Birthdate:
3/2/1989
Age:
26
Hometown:
Valencia, CA, USA
School:
California
NFL Experience:
5
Awards:
2016 Super Bowl
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2016 Super Bowl
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