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Rashad Jennings | Running Back | #23

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 231
College: Liberty
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 7 (250) / JAC
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Free agent RB Rashad Jennings announced his retirement from the NFL after eight seasons.
A 2009 seventh-round pick of the Jaguars, Jennings made quite the career for himself despite being a late-bloomer. He was 24 when drafted out of Liberty and averaged 5.37 YPC on his first 123 carries from 2009-10. Jennings then got a shot in Oakland in 2013 rushing for a career-best six touchdowns on 163 carries for 733 yards. Jennings spent the final three seasons of his career with the Giants as a 37-game starter. The 32-year-old recently won the 24th season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars and figures to remain in showbiz. Fri, Dec 8, 2017 10:38:00 AM

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Free agent Rashad Jennings recently said he's had "simple conversations" with the Lions, Packers, Rams, Ravens, and Dolphins.

Jennings made the comments on July 20. Since then, the Ravens have lost Kenneth Dixon to a season-ending knee injury, and the Rams have been without Lance Dunbar (knee). Both clubs would make sense as landing spots for the 32-year-old. Jennings is coming off a miserable 2016 where he averaged 3.3 YPC.
Wed, Aug 2, 2017 01:08:00 PM

Free agent RB Rashad Jennings expects to sign with a team before the start of the upcoming season.

"I feel like I'll be landing with a team in the next two months," he said while adding that he's in the best shape of his life. That may be true after Jennings spent the offseason training for Dancing with the Stars, which he ultimately won. However, Jennings averaged just 3.3 yards per carry with the Giants last season and was thoroughly outplayed by rookie Paul Perkins. Regardless of where the 32-year-old winds up, he's unlikely to carry much fantasy significance.
Sun, Jul 9, 2017 12:56:00 PM

Free agent RB Rashad Jennings won the 24th season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

Released by the Giants in February, Jennings has been focused on the dancing show. He and his professional dancing partner, Emma Slater, are the fourth duo featuring an NFL player to win the show, joining Emmitt Smith, Hines Ward, and Donald Driver. Jennings turned 32 earlier this spring and hasn't been linked to a single NFL team. Maybe that will change now that he has time.
Tue, May 23, 2017 11:15:00 PM

The Record reports free agent Rashad Jennings will appear on ABC's Dancing with the Stars this spring.

Released 15 days ago, Jennings has yet to make a visit in free agency. The T.V. appearance will likely have little impact on Jennings' quest to find a new home. Coming off a rough season and turning 32 in late March, Jennings is facing an uphill climb for guaranteed money.
Tue, Feb 28, 2017 06:14:00 PM

Giants released RB Rashad Jennings.

Jennings was set to make $2.48 million in the final season of his four-year contract. The move creates $2.5 million in cap space. Jennings was the Giants' best back for stretches of 2016, but ended up with a 3.27 YPC. Although a reasonably-effective veteran presence, Jennings served to muddle the Giants' backfield as much as strengthen it over the past two seasons. Ineffective committees were a staple of his time in the Big Apple. One month shy of his 32nd birthday, Jennings will have to hunt for No. 2/3 work in free agency, and won't land much, if any, guaranteed money.
Mon, Feb 13, 2017 01:17:00 PM

ESPN's Jordan Raanan expects the Giants to "move on" from Rashad Jennings.

It is the logical conclusion considering Jennings averaged 3.3 yards per carry in 2016, lost carries to Paul Perkins at the end of the season, is soon to turn 32, and counts over $3 million versus the cap. The Giants will look to remake their backfield, and cutting Jennings should be step one in that endeavor.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Feb 9, 2017 12:13:00 PM

Rashad Jennings said he expects "to be back" with the Giants in 2017.

His expectation may prove to be a disappointment. Going on 32, Jennings averaged just 3.3 yards per carry in 2016, and the Giants can save $2.5 million against the cap by releasing him. With Paul Perkins likely to take on a bigger role, Shane Vereen -- if he is retained -- coming back healthy, and another back likely to be added via free agency or the draft, Jennings has probably played his final snap with the Giants.
Tue, Jan 31, 2017 09:06:00 AM

The Giants would save $2.5 million in salary cap space by releasing Rashad Jennings.

The NY Daily News' Pat Leonard doesn't envision Jennings being back with the team for the final year of his contract at 32 years old. Jennings had a strong finish to the 2015 season but never really got going this past season, averaging a career-low 3.3 YPC on his way to 593 yards and three touchdowns. Look for the Giants to give Paul Perkins more of a chance. Leonard also mentions impending free agents LeGarrette Blount and Eddie Lacy as intriguing possibilities.
Fri, Jan 27, 2017 10:32:00 AM

Rashad Jennings rushed five times for 29 yards and caught his lone target for a gain of four in the Giants' Wild Card loss to Green Bay.

He touched the ball six times to Paul Perkins' 13 in the Giants' most important game of the season. Simply out of gas going on age 32, Jennings will likely be released this offseason.
Sun, Jan 8, 2017 08:58:00 PM

Rashad Jennings rushed 18 times for 52 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' Week 17 win over the Redskins.

Jennings added a five-yard catch. Despite the heavy workload, Jennings actually got out-touched and out-produced by rookie Paul Perkins. That's been a theme in recent weeks. Perkins could be the Giants' feature back in the Wild Card round, though some sort of committee will still be employed.
Sun, Jan 1, 2017 08:33:00 PM

Rashad Jennings said the Giants are going to "put it all out there" Week 17 against the Redskins.

"It’s a privilege to play this game and go out every single week," Jennings said. "That’s how we’re going to do it this weekend." Landon Collins added the team will put "the pedal to the metal." Ben McAdoo clearly has his players coached up well on what to say, but it still seems unlikely Eli Manning and Odell Beckham play a full complement of snaps in what is, despite the party line, a meaningless game.
Source: Giants.com
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 10:53:00 AM

Rashad Jennings rushed nine times for 44 yards and caught 4-of-5 passes for seven yards in Week 16 against the Eagles.

Jennings remained in a timeshare with Paul Perkins. He continued to get outplayed, but managed over 4.0 YPC for the first time since Week 12. Jennings won't be a recommended fantasy option for the Giants' season-finale against Washington.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 11:59:00 PM

Rashad Jennings rushed 18 times for 38 yards in the Giants' Week 15 win over the Lions.

Jennings and Paul Perkins each saw eight carries in the first half, but Jennings was the one getting the rock in the second half, out-carrying Perkins 18-11 at the end of the day. Perkins, however, severely out-played him, rushing for 56 yards to Jennings' 38. Jennings will be an RB3 next week at the Eagles.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 04:39:00 PM

Rashad Jennings had 15 carries for 45 yards and two catches for 12 yards in Week 14 against the Cowboys.

Jennings played in a timeshare with Paul Perkins. He saw more third-down snaps after Shane Vereen (concussion) left in the first half but failed to do anything. Jennings has rushed for under 60 yards in three straight games. He should be avoided for a Week 15 matchup with the Lions.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 11:41:00 PM

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