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New York Giants Saturday Morning Storylines: Shane Vereen’s Stock is Already Rising
June 27th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Saturday, New York Giants fans! And welcome to the weekend. While there's plenty of CFL football being played right now (their season opened on Thursday and it really is worth a watch), the NFL is still playing the waiting game and will continue to do so for another four-plus...

Six New York Giants Named Among “Top 150 Fantasy Players for 2015″ by NFL Network
June 26th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
NFL training camps are still four and a half weeks away and the 2015 regular season is still roughly 70 days away, but already fans are beginning to gear up for fantasy football. And as part of their early research, NFL Network released their list of the "Top 150 Fantasy...

New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings to Receive “Commitment to Kids” Award
June 24th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Usually around this time of year, NFL headlines are dominated by off-field transgressions and other legal woes. But in the case of New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings, it's the exact opposite. ***PHOTO1*** On Saturday, June 27th, Jennings will be honored at the 12th Annual Children's Sports & Fitness Expo by...

New York Giants Facing “Fluid” Situation at Running Back with No Defined Roles
June 20th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
When the New York Giants open the 2015 regular season against the Dallas Cowboys, their running back situation will be clear-cut and well formulated with defined roles for each player. That's still quite a ways away however, and for the time being, that clarity does not exist. At least not...

Boomer Esiason Believes New York Giants Could Have Top 5 Offense in 2015
June 14th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
The New York Giants finished with the league's 10th-ranked offensive in 2014 -- the first under offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo -- and along with health and development, many seem to believe they can be much better. ***PHOTO1*** Among those who seem to believe the Giants could be an elite team offensively is...

Giants Sunday Morning Storylines: Will Shane Vereen Get More Carries than Rashad Jennings?
June 14th, 2015 at 6:55 AM
Happy Sunday, New York Giants fans! We're now two days away from the start of mandatory minicamp and the big question remaining is "will Jason Pierre-Paul actually show up?" The countdown and JPP watch will undoubtedly begin on Monday, so we'll spare you any additional commentary. ***PHOTO1*** In the mean time, why...

Three New York Giants Make Matt Miller’s “Top 90 Running Backs from 2014″ List
June 10th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Matt Miller continued his "Bleacher Report 1000" breakdown earlier this week, releasing his "Top 90 Running Backs from 2014" list. And while he is routinely critical of quarterback Eli Manning, Miller seems to have eased his stance on the New York Giants as a whole, this time listing three of...

Odell Beckham Jr. Helped Recruit Shane Vereen to New York Giants
June 6th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
There had been a lot of talk earlier this offseason about wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and his potential ability to act as a recruiter for the New York Giants -- something fans wanted to see with undrafted offensive lineman La'el Collins. And while no match was made there, it...

Shane Vereen on His Adjustment to the New York Giants: It’s Challenging and Exciting
June 3rd, 2015 at 11:00 AM
For the second straight offseason, the New York Giants have signed at least one player from the defending Super Bowl championships. Last year, Big Blue signed cornerback Walter Thurmond III from the Seattle Seahawks, while snatching up New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen and his teammate, linebacker Jonathan Casillas,...

New York Giants’ Shane Vereen Defends Tom Brady, Claims No Knowledge of Wrongdoing
May 31st, 2015 at 3:00 PM
New York Giants running back Shane Vereen, who had spent the entirety of his NFL career with the New England Patriots before being signed earlier this offseason, is more familiar with Tom Brady's balls than just about anyone else. In fact, other than Brady himself, Vereen handled the football more...

Andre Williams Aiming to Become More Valuable in New York Giants’ Passing Game
May 29th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
As Andre Williams goes into his second year in the NFL he finds himself in a somewhat loaded backfield. Sure, the New York Giants' signing of Shane Vereen will be more beneficial to the passing game, but even so, expect Vereen to take at least some carries away from both...

Akeem Hunt Playing with Chip on Shoulder; Chose New York Giants Because It “Felt Like Home”
May 21st, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Although he wasn't expected to go in the early rounds, that didn't quell the disappointment for Purdue running back Akeem Hunt after going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft. But when one door closes, another usually opens and that's exactly what happened for Hunt. ***PHOTO1*** Almost immediately following the conclusion of the...

Is Cheating Worth Winning a Title: New York Giants Running Backs Debate
May 14th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
The New England Patriots cheated. They have cheated multiple times. And they've been caught multiple times. But despite their long history of bending (or in some cases, flat out breaking) the rules, the Patriots have never had their Super Bowl victories -- including their Super Bowl XLIX victory over the...

New York Giants Waive Running Back Michael Cox
April 27th, 2015 at 2:18 PM
The New York Giants announced on Monday that they have waived running back Michael Cox, the team's seventh-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. ***PHOTO1*** As a rookie in 2013, Cox appeared in 14 games for the Giants, leading the team with 20 kick returns for 436 yards. He added 22 carries...

New York Giants’ Rashad Jennings not Concerned with Role: “I’m Here to Win a Championship. Period”
April 23rd, 2015 at 2:55 PM
When the New York Giants signed running back Shane Vereen earlier this offseason, it immediately raised questions about the future role of Rashad Jennings. And whether that speculation is justified or not, a lackluster 2014 season in which he averaged only 3.8 yards per carry and missed five games with...

Giants’ Shane Vereen Will Visit White House on Thursday, Check Off “Bucket List” Item
April 21st, 2015 at 11:00 AM
For the second straight offseason, the New York Giants targeted and were successful in signing players from the team that won the Super Bowl championship. And the signing of running back Shane Vereen, who was a key part of the New England Patriots, may prove to be a very underrated...

New York Giants’ Shane Vereen “Can’t Wrap Mind Around” Aaron Hernandez Murders
April 16th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
On Wednesday, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of the 2013 murder of his one-time "friend" Odin Lloyd -- a verdict that carries with it a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole. ***PHOTO1*** Following the conviction, players from around the National Football League chimed in...

New York Giants’ Shane Vereen Shows Off His New Helmet with Apparent Design Changes
April 14th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
It's been a busy week for New York Giants running back Shane Vereen as he's become more acclimated to his new team. Not only has he managed to acquire the No. 34 jersey from second-year safety Nat Berhe, but he's also been given a few new pieces of Big Blue...

Giants RBs Rashad Jennings, Andre Williams & Orleans Darkwa Working Out Together: Photo
April 12th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
The trend of New York Giants players working out together during the offseason continues, as running backs Andre Williams, Rashad Jennings and Orleans Darkwa were photographed in the weight room on Friday. ***PHOTO1*** Jennings posted the picture on Twitter, standing next to his teammates and making it clear the Giants owe it...

New York Giants’ Nat Berhe Hands Over No. 34 to Shane Vereen, Gets Assigned No. 27
April 12th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
When the New York Giants handed out jersey numbers to all of their free agent additions, one noticeable absence was that of running back Shane Vereen. Instead of being assigned a number, Vereen remained listed on the team's roster sans a number until earlier this week when safety Nat Berhe,...