QShane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
5 days ago

Vereen (triceps) agreed to reduce his 2017 base salary from $3.15 million to $2.15 million, NJ.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Vereen coming off a season-ending triceps tear while entering the final yearof his contract, there was some question if the Giants intended to keep him around. The question was answered when the team paid him a $500,000 roster bonus March 13 -- likely doing so with the understanding that Vereen would eventually accept a reduction in his base salary. The Giants did recently sign Shaun Draughn, who has done his best work on passing downs in recent years. Draughn is probably an insurance policy more so than legitimate competition, but it's something to keep an eye on in training camp. Paul Perkins currently slots in as the lead back, with Vereen likely handling most of the work on obvious passing downs, assuming his triceps heals as expected. The Giants could still add another running back during the upcoming draft, but such a move would probably be more of a concern for Perkins than for Vereen.

QShane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
2 weeks ago

Vereen is expected to receive his $500k roster bonus by Monday's deadline, signaling he's a part of the Giants' plans for the upcoming season, NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vereen's second season in New York was limited to just five appearances due to a triceps injury. While that absence allowed fellow tailback Paul Perkins to develop nicely over the course of his rookie campaign, the Giants' current lack of other backfield options explains their desire to keep Vereen around. Although the team could certainly add another tailback this offseason, Vereen now entering the final year of his contract should add fuel to his desire for a bounce-back season.

QShane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
3 weeks ago

Vereen (triceps) is scheduled to receiver a $500,000 roster bonus on March 13, NJ.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It would thus make sense for the Giants to release Vereen before March 13 if they don't plan to keep him for 2017. While the late-season emergence of Paul Perkins could make Vereen expendable in the wake of an injury-plagued 2016 campaign, the veteran pass-catching back doesn't have an overly cumbersome contract. Vereen might even be willing to forego the roster bonus or accept a smaller base salary in exchange for more guaranteed money as he enters the final year of his three-year deal.

QShane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
3 months ago

Vereen will undergo surgery on his triceps injury, Seth Walder of the New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

After supposedly completing his rehab from an injured triceps, Vereen returned from a nine-game absence in Week 14, only to aggravate the concern in just his second outing back in the fold. He'll thus end his second campaign with the Giants with 33 carries for 158 yards and one touchdown, which was accompanied by a typical 11 receptions (on 19 targets) for 94 yards across five appearances.

QShane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
3 months ago

Vereen (triceps) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, ESPN.com's Jordan Raanan reports.

EDGE Analysis

After re-injuring his triceps in Sunday's win over the Lions, the Giants determined that Vereen wouldn't be on track to return before the end of the season and opted to shut him down permanently. The team added running back George Winn to their 53-man roster in a corresponding move, but most of Vereen's duties as the Giants' third-down back figure to fall to either Paul Perkins or Bobby Rainey.

QShane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
3 months ago

Coach Ben McAdoo relayed Monday that Vereen has re-injured his triceps.

EDGE Analysis

Vereen, who underwent surgery on a torn triceps earlier this season, saw action in two game since coming off IR, but with news that he's aggravated the injury, the running back's status for the rest of the season could be in jeopardy.

QShane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
3 months ago

Vereen (triceps) wouldn't have participated had the Giants practiced Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Vereen cleared concussion protocol to rush twice for 11 yards and catch two passes for nine yards Sunday against the Lions, but he still lands on the Giants injury report to start this week. With only a few days before Thursday's game against the Eagles, it's unlikely any of New York's players will be overextended in the buildup to kickoff, but Vereen's status is noteworthy nonetheless.

QShane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
3 months ago

Vereen had two carries for 11 yards and two catches for nine yards Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

With the emergence of Paul Perkins behind starter Rashad Jennings, Vereen's snap-count upside is modest, but he'll touch the ball, especially as a pass catcher out of the backfield, when he's in the game.

QShane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
3 months ago

Vereen (concussion) is active Sunday against the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

Vereen was back in action last week for the first time since Week 3, but sustained a concussion after just three offensive snaps. The 27-year-old cleared the league's concussion protocol Saturday, however, putting him in line to suit up for the Week 15 home matchup. Though active, don't expect Vereen to be a major factor in the team's offensive game plan after logging limited practices all week. Rashad Jennings and Paul Perkins are expected to lead the team's backfield Sunday, both of whom produced 15 carries for 45 yards last week against Dallas.

QShane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
3 months ago

Vereen cleared the league's concussion protocol Saturday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vereen returned after an 11 week absence in Week 14's win over the Cowboys, but came out of the contest with a concussion. However, he is now expected to play Sunday against the Lions after clearing the league's protocol. The versatile running back was limited at practice all week, but figures to be good to go Sunday.