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Coach Tom Coughlin referred to Rashad Jennings as an "all-purpose player" Wednesday.

The Giants believe Jennings is capable of being a three-down back, something that is reflected by the lack of depth behind him. David Wilson is coming off neck surgery and won't be trusted on third downs, and Peyton Hillis is no lock to even make the final roster. Jennings isn't flashy, but he's a Coughlin back because he protects the football and the quarterback. He'll also be a part of the screen game.

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Rashad Jennings' four-year deal with the Giants has a base value of $10 million.

It's below "feature back money" in this year's free agent class, as the Jaguars gave Toby Gerhart a three-year, $10.5 million deal. Jennings gets $2.98 million guaranteed with a $2.25 million signing bonus. He doesn't appear to have any guaranteed money beyond 2014. We expect Jennings to be the Giants' lead runner in 2014, but wouldn't rule out GM Jerry Reese drafting a back in May.

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The New York Daily News expects Rashad Jennings to be the Giants "No. 1 back."

David Wilson (neck surgery) is a major question mark, Peyton Hillis is depth and Andre Brown is a goner. Jennings has never entered a season as a feature back, but has shown reasonably well when given opportunities. He has 387 carries for 1,677 yards (4.33 YPC) with 13 touchdowns and 97 catches for 746 yards in a four-year career. A reliable non-fumbler and pass protector for Tom Coughlin, Jennings can be penciled in as a feature back.

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Giants agreed to terms with RB Rashad Jennings, formerly of the Raiders.

Jennings was supposed to be a free-agent priority for the Raiders, but they let him walk without much of a fight. According to CSN Bay Area, the Giants offered "a lot more." Jennings is two weeks shy of his 29th birthday, but has just 484 career touches. He averaged 4.5 yards per carry last season, and is an excellent pass catcher. He's a nice insurance policy for David Wilson.

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CSN Bay Area reports the Giants have made an offer to free agent Rashad Jennings.

Per reporter Fallon Smith, Jennings is "waiting on Oakland to make their move now." The Giants re-signed Peyton Hillis to a two-year, $1.8 million contract Tuesday, but definitely need another body or two in their backfield. Depending on David Wilson's health, Jennings would have lots of touches at his disposal in New York.

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CSN Bay Are reports the Raiders "remain a major player" for free agent Rashad Jennings.

The free-agent running back market has been ice-cold to this point, which could make Jennings extremely affordable even after an impressive season in Oakland. The Raiders have a ton of money to spend and have previously stated their desire to re-sign Jennings. Even at 29, he still has plenty of tread on his tires.

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Speaking in a Thursday interview, Raiders coach Dennis Allen classified re-signing free agent Rashad Jennings as a prioirty, but didn't say the same for Darren McFadden.

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Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said he hopes to re-sign free agent RB Rashad Jennings.

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Rashad Jennings rushed just four times for nine yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Broncos.

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Rashad Jennings rushed 10 times for 45 yards in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Chargers.