IRDShane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
3 days ago

The Giants designated Vereen (triceps) for return Wednesday, opening his 21-day window for activation to the 53-man roster, Dan Salomone of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

In his first official practice since injuring his triceps in Week 3, Vereen "caught some balls," according to head coach Ben McAdoo. With the window for a return ajar, Vereen will have to prove to the medical and training staffs that his recovery remains on track over the next few weeks. Assuming status quo reigns (which is never a guarantee in the NFL) and he receives the go-ahead, he would likely take on a pass-catching role as a complement to No. 1 RB Rashad Jennings as the Giants make their playoff push.

IRDShane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
3 days ago

Vereen (triceps) returned to practice Wednesday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants signaled their intentions Tuesday with the placement of running back Orleans Darkwa (lower leg) on injured reserve, but Vereen has now taken the first step toward his first game action since Week 3. It's unclear when exactly Vereen will be given the all-clear by the training staff. Having said that, he's on pace to be back in the backfield mix before season's end.

IRDShane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
5 days ago

Vereen (triceps) could return to practice this week, ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vereen was placed on injured reserve after tearing his triceps in Week 3, but after having surgery and clearing the two-month recovery timetable associated with the procedure, he's now edging closer to a return to practice. Whether that happens or not this week remains to be seen, but it appears Vereen has a decent chance of returning during the regular season, which would represent a nice boost to the Giants' backfield options.

IRDShane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
2 months ago

Vereen underwent surgery on his torn triceps Wednesday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Initially, Vereen's return timetable was believed to be two months, but Raanan relayed that the running back likely won't achieve full health until late December. In the event the Giants are in playoff contention at that point, they could (and very likely will) activate Vereen from the Reserve/Injured list. Upon his potential return, his role could include anything from No. 1 RB to third-down pass-catching back, depending on the health of Rashad Jennings (thumb) and company.

IRDShane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
2 months ago

Vereen (triceps) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Vereen can officially be ruled out for the next eight weeks, ineligible to return until late November. He's a strong candidate to be New York's one player to return from injured reserve, as the team's other players on the list were merely depth pieces prior to suffering their injuries. Granted, there's no assurance Vereen will be ready by the end of the season, as he's set to undergo surgery to repair a torn triceps. The recovery timetable is estimated at two months, but other players have missed entire seasons with the same injury. If Rashad Jennings (thumb) misses more time, Orleans Darkwa will likely be the new starter, with Paul Perkins and Bobby Rainey potentially also involved.

IRDShane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
2 months ago

Vereen is likely to undergo surgery on his triceps injury, but is a candidate to return from injured reserve later this season given the procedure's two-month recovery timetable, NFL.com's Mike Garafolo reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vereen was initially thought to be lost for this season due to his triceps injury suffered Sunday, but the Giants have since backtracked on that outlook, as the NFL's new injured reserve rules could make him eligible to return after eight weeks, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. That preserves hope that Vereen could be healthy to play the last month or so of this season, which would obviously help New York's backfield options. While it remains to be seen exactly how Vereen's situation will pan out, the Giants' immediate focus will turn to the status of fellow running back Rashad Jennings (thumb) ahead of next Monday night's game against the Vikings.

IRDShane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
2 months ago1 Comment

Vereen will miss the rest of the season due to a triceps injury.

EDGE Analysis

With Rashad Jennings (thumb) out of commission in Week 3, Vereen split the workload with Orleans Darkwa out of the Giants' backfield, racking up 11 carries for 67 yards and a touchdown. Vereen supplemented his line with a typical two catches (on five targets) for 28 yards, but his season will now come to an abrupt end. Depending on his health, Jennings could return to the No. 1 spot in the RB pecking order next Monday night at Minnesota. However, Orleans Darkwa (10 rushes for 53 yards and one TD on Sunday) and Paul Perkins (active but no touches) are waiting in the wings in the event Jennings is out for the second game in a row.

IRDShane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
2 months ago

Vereen carried 11 times for 67 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 29-27 loss to the Redskins. He added a pair of catches on five targets for another 28 yards and lost a fumble for the second straight game.

EDGE Analysis

Starting in place of the injured Rashad Jennings (thumb), Vereen was quite effective running the ball, as he averaged over six yards per carry and found the end zone on the first drive of the game. He uncharacteristically failed to make a huge impact in the passing game, but the five looks he received were tied for third on the team. Vereen's fumble opened the door for Orleans Darkwa so see additional work, as the latter finished with 10 carries for 53 yards and a touchdown of his own. It remains to be seen if Jennings will miss next week's road game versus the Vikings, but if he does, a timeshare between Vereen and Darkwa will likely be in order.

IRDShane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
2 months ago

Vereen will start at running back for the absent Rashad Jennings (thumb) against the Redskins on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

A consistent threat as a pass-catching back, Vereen received expanded reps on the ground in Week 2 due to Rashad Jennings' thumb injury. While his 14 carries translated to a measly 42 yards, Vereen is seemingly in line for a three-down workload. If he's able to fend off Orleans Darkwa and rookie Paul Perkins, Vereen could receive 20-plus touches for only the second time in his five-plus seasons as a professional (also, Week 1 of the 2013 campaign).

IRDShane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
2 months ago

With Rashad Jennings out, Vereen should be in line for more early-down work.

EDGE Analysis

Orleans Darkwa will also be in the mix, but it was Vereen who filled in for Jennings in the second half of Week 2.