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Top Shane Vereen News

  • Shane Vereen: Agrees to injury settlement

    The Saints released Vereen (undisclosed) from injured reserve with an injury settlement Thursday, per the NFL's transaction log.

    The reason for Vereen's placement on IR on Aug. 31 was never revealed, but the running back will recover away from the team for an unknown amount of time. Once the terms of the settlement are up, he'll be eligible to re-sign with the Saints. Before then, though, he can join another organization.

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  • Saints' Shane Vereen: Hitting IR

    The Saints will place Vereen on injured reserve, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.

    Vereen's roster status was already precarious, and he now appears to be dealing with some kind of injury. He'll likely agree to an injury settlement, which would free him to sign with another team.

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  • Saints' Shane Vereen: Catches three passes

    Vereen caught each of his three targets for 14 yards in Friday's preseason game against Arizona.

    Vereen logged 14 snaps on offense, with his first reception coming shortly before halftime. Though he hasn't generated any buzz since signing with the Saints a month ago, the 29-year-old could land on the 53-man roster if the team doesn't trust Jonathan Williams or Boston Scott to handle passing downs in the event of an Alvin Kamara injury. Williams seems to be winning the battle for the No. 2 running back job during Mark Ingram's four-game suspension.

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  • Shane Vereen: Headed to New Orleans

    Vereen agreed to a contract Wednesday with the Saints, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

    The Saints have been looking at veteran running backs ever since the announcement of Mark Ingram's four-game suspension, previously showing interest in the likes of DeMarco Murray and Jamaal Charles. The team ultimately settled on Terrance West and now Vereen, a pass-catching specialist who averaged just 3.6 yards on 45 carries and 5.8 yards on 44 receptions for the Giants last season. The Saints likely will give Alvin Kamara more work on early downs while Ingram serves his suspension, potentially opening up a few snaps for Vereen in obvious passing situations. The 29-year-old will first need to earn a spot on the 53-man roster, as he'll compete with West, Boston Scott, Trey Edmunds and Jonathan Williams for what likely will be two or three jobs.

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  • Shane Vereen: Still unsigned

    Vereen remains unsigned, NJ.com's Ryan Dunleavy reports.

    Vereen should eventually find a chance to compete for a roster spot, but he's unlikely to secure much in the way of guaranteed money after averaging just 3.6 yards per carry and 5.8 yards per reception last season for the Giants. The 29-year-old passing-down specialist hasn't done much of note since 2015.

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  • Giants' Shane Vereen: Modest day, modest year

    Vereen had his usual modest day Sunday with only 15 snaps and three carries for 14 yards. He failed to catch either of his two targets.

    It's unclear what the future holds for Vereen as he's a free agent this offseason and turns 29 in March. Usually, third-down backs (think Danny Woodhead, Darren Sproles) age better than workhorses, so there might be some demand for Vereen's services. Wherever he lands, it can hardly be worse than the offense in which he played in 2017.

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  • Giants' Shane Vereen: Five carries, five catches

    Vereen had an oddly symmetrical but unproductive day with five carries for 15 yards and five catches for 15 yards against the Eagles in Sunday's 34-29 loss.

    Wayne Gallman has taken over as the Giants' leading runner and pass-catching back, so Vereen is left to chip in at the margins.

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  • Giants' Shane Vereen: Minor role

    Vereen had six carries for 23 yards, four targets, three catches and 24 receiving yards in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Cowboys.

    Vereen is maintaining a minor role as the third-string runner and sometime third-down back.

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  • Giants' Shane Vereen: Minor role

    Vereen had two carries for 13 yards and caught all three of his targets for 15 yards during Sunday's 12-9 overtime win against the Chiefs.

    Orleans Darkwa has firmly taken over the team's starting job, leaving Vereen to split the backup duties with Wayne Gallman and see some work on third downs.

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  • Giants' Shane Vereen: Has five carries, four catches

    Vereen had five carries for 11 yards and four catches for 27 yards Sunday at San Francisco.

    Vereen's role had shrunk the last few games, but he saw more snaps Sunday and got back involved as a pass catcher. As a third-down back, his ceiling is limited, especially in this offense.

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  • Giants' Shane Vereen: Minor role

    Vereen caught three of four targets for 14 yards Sunday against the Rams. He did not record a single carry.

    That Vereen would be used so sparingly for the third straight contest despite game flow favoring the passing game does not bode well for his role in the offense. There's no reason to roster him except in leagues of oceanic depth.

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  • Giants' Shane Vereen: Minor role

    Vereen had two carries for four yards and caught three of his four targets for two yards against the Seahawks on Sunday.

    It's been two straight games that Vereen, despite the team's dearth of receiving options, hasn't been a factor. You'd think with Eli Manning checking it down so much Vereen would have a bigger role, but so far that hasn't happened.

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  • Giants' Shane Vereen: Quiet in team's first win

    Vereen had one carry for four yards but did not receive a single target all game in Denver during Sunday night's 23-10 win.

    With the Broncos favored by 13 points before kickoff, this figured to be a game flow favorable to Vereen, but the Giants not only had the lead all game, they ran effectively behind Orleans Darkwa. Vereen is still the team's third-down back, and the Giants still lack playmakers out wide, so he's likely to produce in games where the team finds itself at a deficit, and Sunday's performance notwithstanding, those games are coming.

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Birthplace: Valencia, CA, USA
Age: 33
School: California
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