Rashad Jennings
RB FA
1 month ago

Jennings announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday, Michael Eisen of the Giants' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jennings will retire as a member of the Giants, the team he played with for the final three seasons of his eight-year career. He also had stints with the Jaguars and Raiders, finishing his career with 3.772 rushing yards and 25 total touchdowns.

Rashad Jennings
RB FA
6 months ago

Jennings said he's had simple conversations with the Lions, Packers, Ravens, Rams and Dolphins, Sirius XM NFL Radio reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jennings previously hinted he wanted to sign before the start of training camp, but he seems to be waiting things out to find the best possible opportunity. He should find work within the next couple weeks as injuries take a mounting toll, with Baltimore standing out as a team that's already taken a major hit to its backfield. The Rams and Packers could also be strong fits, depending on how Todd Gurley and Ty Montgomery look in pass protection during camp. The 32-year-old Jennings has little to offer in terms of explosiveness; he's known for his strong work as a pass blocker and competence as a receiver.

Rashad Jennings
RB FA
6 months ago

Jennings expects to sign a contract before training camp, NFL.com's Jeremy Bergman reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jennings claims he's currently in the "best shape of his life", but that's to be taken with a grain of salt coming from a 32-year-old running back who has 1,121 career touches to his name -- even for one who just won ABC's Dancing with the Stars. The nine-year veteran averaged only 3.3 yards per clip last season with the Giants and is unlikely to find a team that will give him any sort of sizable role in 2017.

Rashad Jennings
RB FA
11 months ago

Jennings was released by the Giants on Monday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jennings had a disappointing season in 2016. He entered the season as the Giants' top running back but produced just 794 total yards while having the lowest yards per catch of his career and the lowest yards per carry average since joining the Giants in 2014. His release gives the Giants an extra $2.5 million in cap space and leaves Paul Perkins and Shane Vereen as the team's top running backs. Jennings is now free to sign with any team.

Rashad Jennings
RB FA
1 year ago

Jennings totaled 29 yards on five rushes and secured his only target for four yards in Sunday's 38-13 wild-card loss to the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tailback was actually more effective than starter Paul Perkins, but received half of the latter's rushing touches, while also seeing two less targets in the passing game. After opening the 2016 campaign as the clear-cut starter, Jennings eventually gave way to his rookie counterpart, who came on strong over the last four games of the season in expanded opportunity. Jennings thus finishes his third Giants season with the lowest yardage total (593) and YPC (3.3) of his New York tenure.

Rashad Jennings
RB FA
1 year ago

Jennings carried 18 times for 52 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's game against the Redskins. He also caught his only target for five yards in the 19-10 victory.

EDGE Analysis

Jennings plowed into the end zone from two yards out in the second quarter and totaled his second-highest number of carries this season as the Giants ground out a win to eliminate the Redskins from postseason contention. While he was able to produce a useful day from a fantasy perspective, Jennings saw Paul Perkins produce 102 rushing yards on 21 carries as the Giants utilized both of their backs to help seal the win. Jennings continues to lose touches to the rookie, but the Giants seem likely to lean on both players in the postseason.

Rashad Jennings
RB FA
1 year ago

Jennings gained 44 yards on nine rushes and secured four of five targets for seven yards in Thursday's 24-19 loss to the Eagles. He also fumbled once but it was recovered.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tailback gave way to Paul Perkins as the lead runner, but did provide much better returns than he'd mustered against the Lions just four days earlier. Jennings' 4.9 YPC figure was his best since back on Nov. 14 versus the Bengals. While Perkins has definitely begun to make his presence felt in the Giants running attack, Jennings still figures in for a relatively solid role next week against the Redskins' vulnerable run defense.

Rashad Jennings
RB FA
1 year ago

Jennings carried 18 times for just 38 yards in Sunday's game against the Lions. He was not targeted through the air in the 17-6 win.

EDGE Analysis

Jennings tied his second-highest total of carries this season but he struggled to produce and finished with an unimpressive average of 2.1 yards per carry. Meanwhile, Paul Perkins gained 56 yards on just 11 carries and was in the game in some red zone situations. Jennings and Perkins should continue to split carries next week against the Eagles, with the former carrying the slight edge in touches of late, but if he continues to struggle he could see his role diminish.

Rashad Jennings
RB FA
1 year ago2 Comments

Jennings carried 15 times for 45 yards and caught both of his targets for an additional 12 yards in Sunday's 10-7 loss to the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Jennings found the sledding tough against a respectable Dallas front, and he ended up with a modest yardage total despite touching the ball 17 times. Paul Perkins notably received the same amount of carries as Jennings, totaling the same amount of yards, and the two seem to be locked in an even timeshare at the moment. Jennings should continue to see the more favorable share of the work down the stretch and will look for more favorable results next week against the Lions.

Rashad Jennings
RB FA
1 year ago

Jennings had just six carries for 19 yards in Sunday's loss at Pittsburgh, but caught all six of his targets for 34 yards and a touchdown.

EDGE Analysis

Jennings did hardly anything on the ground, but was second to Odell Beckham in receptions and receiving yardage. His six receptions were a season high, and the receiving touchdown was his first of the year. Meanwhile, rookie Paul Perkins was more effective as a ball carrier, running seven times for 38 yards. Next up for Jennings will be the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.