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Rashad Jennings | Running Back | #23

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 231
College: Liberty
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 7 (250) / JAC
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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. Feb 28 - 6:14 PM

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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.
Feb 13 - 1:17 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
Feb 9 - 12:13 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.
Jan 31 - 9:06 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.
Jan 27 - 10:32 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.
Jan 8 - 8:58 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.
Jan 1 - 8:33 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

Rashad Jennings rushed six times for 19 yards and caught all six of his targets for 34 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Giants' Week 13 loss to the Steelers.

Jennings did nothing on the ground and was actually given one less carry than Paul Perkins. However, he played a substantial role in the passing game by providing a season-high six catches. Jennings scored his only touchdown on a 13-yard screen pass from Eli Manning about midway through the third quarter. He was fortunate the play held up as Ereck Flowers was clearly guilty of holding. Jennings’ six carries were a season-low. With Perkins cutting into his workload, Jennings won’t be more than an RB3 next week against the Cowboys.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 08:15:00 PM

Rashad Jennings rushed 15 times for 55 yards in the Giants' Week 12 win over the Browns.

Jennings "added" two catches for four yards. If you throw out the fact that the Giants won 27-13 to send Cleveland to 0-12, it was an extremely disappointing performance from Ben McAdoo's offense against one of the league's worst defenses. Cleveland entered the afternoon a distant 31st in rushing yards allowed, but a struggling Eli Manning made it hard for the G-Men to sustain drives. Jennings will be a low-end RB2 against the Steelers in Week 13.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 05:36:00 PM

Rashad Jennings played 47-of-67 (70%) snaps Week 11 against the Bears.

After closing out the Week 10 win with some strong running in the fourth quarter, Jennings was rewarded with a workhorse role against the Bears. He out-touched Paul Perkins 26-to-6 and out-snapped him 47-to-20. Seemingly entrenched as the lead back, Jennings will be an upside RB2 in a great matchup against the Browns this week.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 10:40:00 AM

Rashad Jennings rushed 21 times for 85 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' Week 11 win over the Bears, adding five receptions for 44 additional yards.

Jennings' strong Week 10 carried over in the form of his most total yards of the season. There was no timeshare with Paul Perkins, with Jennings out-touching his rookie teammate 26-6. Perkins can provide a spark as a change of pace, but the Giants have been wise to finally commit to Jennings on all three downs. He'll be a high-upside RB2 against the Browns' pathetic run defense in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 05:35:00 PM

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QB1Robert Griffin III
2Colin Kaepernick
3Ryan Lindley
4Phillip Sims
5Josh Freeman
6Chase Daniel
7Bryan Bennett
8G.J. Kinne
9Austin Davis
10Johnny Manziel
11Charlie Whitehurst
12Jerrod Johnson
13Ryan Williams
14Seth Lobato
15Tim Tebow
16Brad Sorensen
17Pat Devlin
18Matt Blanchard
19Dan LeFevour
20Austin Trainor
21McLeod Bethel-Thompson
22Jay Cutler
23R.J. Archer
24Dylan Thompson
25Cody Fajardo
26Shane Carden
27Griffin Neal
28Marquise Williams
29Max Wittek
30Joe Licata
31Jerry Lovelocke
32Chase Rettig
33Chandler Harnish
34Dalyn Williams
35Jake Waters
RB1James Starks
2John Crockett
3Jamaal Charles
4DuJuan Harris
5Joseph Randle
6Rashad Jennings
7Dominique Williams
8Joique Bell
9LaMichael James
10Jhurell Pressley
11Khiry Robinson
12Toby Gerhart
13Karlos Williams
14Alonzo Harris
15Anthony Dixon
16Zac Stacy
17Josh Harris
18Brandon Ross
19Stevan Ridley
20Keshawn Hill
21LaVance Taylor
22Glenn Winston
23Jahwan Edwards
24Ross Scheuerman
25Kenneth Harper
26Jawon Chisholm
27Jerome Smith
28Isaiah Pead
29Dan Herron
30Michael Dyer
31Jeremy Stewart
32Tyler Gaffney
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Jamaal Charles
3Toby Gerhart
4DuJuan Harris
3RB1Jamaal Charles
2DuJuan Harris
3Joseph Randle
4Rashad Jennings
5James Starks
FB1Ryan Mueller
2Tommy Bohanon
3Henry Hynoski
4Erik Lorig
5Will Johnson
6Emil Igwenagu
7Jorvorskie Lane
8James Casey
9Joe Don Duncan
10Jordan Campbell
11John Conner
12Zach Boren
13Kiero Small
14J.C. Copeland
15Joey Iosefa
16Blake Renaud
17Alstevis Squirewell
18Brad Smelley
19Sam Bergen
20Nikita Whitlock
21Trey Millard
22Patrick Skov
23Sione Houma
WR11Greg Jennings
2Marques Colston
3Jerome Simpson
4Marcus Easley
5Douglas McNeil
6Hakeem Nicks
7Josh Morgan
8Jacoby Ford
9Tyler Davis
10Kyle Prater
11Dwayne Bowe
12James Jones
13Preston Parker
14Greg Little
15Kris Durham
16Stevie Johnson
17Miles Austin
18Kain Colter
19DeAndre Reaves
20Greg Salas
21Ben Edwards
22Nick Harwell
23Reggie Dunn
24Armon Binns
25Carlton Mitchell
26T.J. Graham
27Damaris Johnson
28Robert Herron
29Solomon Patton
30Josh Lenz
31Ricky Collins
32Damian Williams
33Joshua Stangby
34Jaxon Shipley
35Nate Washington
36Zach D'Orazio
37Kenzel Doe
38Jared Dangerfield
39Issac Blakeney
40Tevin Reese
41Terrell Sinkfield
42Kenny Cook
43Richard Mullaney
44Duke Williams
45David Porter
46Dennis Parks
47Quinshad Davis
48Rashaun Simonise
49Reece Horn
50Tyler Murphy
51Marquez Clark
52Chandler Worthy
53L'Damian Washington
54Marlon Moore
55Josh Harper
56Josh Stewart
57Travis Labhart
58Donatella Luckett
59Jarrett Boykin
60Lance Lewis
61Joseph Anderson
62DaVaris Daniels
63Tyler McDonald
64Ezell Ruffin
65Jeff Beathard
WR21Andrew Hawkins
2Roddy White
3Brian Hartline
4Victor Cruz
5Riley Cooper
6Ace Sanders
7Denarius Moore
8Chris Givens
9Marcus Thigpen
10Ryan Whalen
11Joe Morgan
12Kevin Smith
13R.J. Harris
14Austin Pettis
15Jacoby Jones
16Ryan Broyles
17A.J. Jenkins
18Griff Whalen
19Emory Blake
20Onterio McCalebb
21Nathan Palmer
22Andre Debose
23Shakim Phillips
24Tandon Doss
25Mike Brown
26DeVier Posey
27Mike Williams
28Devante Davis
29Jimmie Hunt
30Devon Wylie
31Jay Lee
32Reggie Bell
33Amir Carlisle
34Valdez Showers
35Phil Bates
36Kadron Boone
37Ryan Lankford
38Isiah Ferguson
39James Butler
40Daniel Rodriguez
41A.J. Cruz
42Milton Williams III
43Michael Preston
44Clyde Gates
45Marcus Harris
46Juron Criner
47Stephen Hill
48Titus Davis
49Andre Davis
50Demetrius Wilson
51Josh Reese
52DiAndre Campbell
53Trevor Harman
54Tom Nelson
55Leonard Hankerson
56Michael Bennett
57Durron Neal
58David Glidden
59Kieran Duncan
60Jarvis Turner
61T.J. Thorpe
62Paul Browning
63Austin Willis
64Kashif Moore
65Kenbrell Thompkins
66Saalim Hakim
67Trindon Holliday
68Chris King
69Levi Norwood
70Ed Williams
71Danny Anthrop
72Marken Michel
73Christion Jones
WR31Riley Cooper
2Victor Cruz
3Marques Colston
4Chris Givens
TE1Owen Daniels
2Craig Stevens
3Scott Chandler
4Dante Rosario
5Brandon Bostick
6Zach Sudfeld
7Tony Moeaki
8Mickey Shuler
9Michael Cooper
10Beau Gardner
11Andrew Quarless
12Matt Spaeth
13Kyle Miller
14Dominique Jones
15Nic Jacobs
16Chase Ford
17Bruce Miller
18Nick Kasa
19Chase Dixon
20Richard Gordon
21Brian Parker
22Orson Charles
23Justice Cunningham
24Cameron Clear
25Steve Maneri
26David Paulson
27Casey Pierce
28Mike McFarland
29Chase Coffman
30Gerald Christian
31D.J. Williams
32Rob Blanchflower
33Jacob Maxwell
34Jake Murphy
35Rory Anderson
36Ryan Taylor
37Konrad Reuland
38Brett Brackett
39Michael Egnew
40Adrien Robinson
41John Peters
42Jay Rome
43Braxton Deaver
44M.J. McFarland
45Clayton Echard
46Brandon Barden
47Kevin Greene
48Gerell Robinson
49Jack Tabb
50Arthur Lynch
51Dan Light
52Jordan Thompson
LT1Ryan Clady
2King Dunlap
3Eugene Monroe
4Charles Brown
5Cameron Bradfield
6Rob Crisp
7Micah Hatchie
8Jason Fox
9Tyson Chandler
10Kyle Roberts
11Takoby Cofield
12Vince Kowalski
13Lars Hanson
14Garry Williams
15Cameron Jefferson
16David Hedelin
17Taylor Fallin
18John Weidenaar
19Andrew McDonald
20Cody Booth
21Justin Renfrow
22David Foucault
23Jordan Swindle
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Edawn Coughman
3Ben Heenan
4Antoine Everett
5Sam Brenner
6Mackenzy Bernadeau
7Jake Bernstein
8Collin Rahrig
9Vi Teofilo
10Darren Keyton
11Adrian Bellard
12Tanner Hawkinson
13Lene Maiava
14Jamison Lalk
15Al Bond
16Chris Watt
17Brian Folkerts
18Matthew Masifilo
19Alex Cooper
20Garrick Mayweather
C1Tim Barnes
2Nick Mangold
3Mitchell Bell
4Manuel Ramirez
5Julian Vandervelde
6Drew Nowak
7Garth Gerhart
8Fernando Velasco
9Jacques McClendon
10Marcus Henry
11Ben Clarke
12Barrett Jones
13Dalton Freeman
14Brian De La Puente
15Dillon Farrell
16Reese Dismukes
17Braxston Cave
18Robert Kugler
19Quinton Schooley
RG1Todd Herremans
2Brandon Fusco
3Louis Vasquez
4Geoff Schwartz
5Cyril Lemon
6Garrett Gilkey
7Leon Brown
8Paul Fanaika
9Jared Smith
10Darrion Weems
11Kitt O'Brien
12Shahbaz Ahmed
13Trip Thurman
14Adam Replogle
15Malcolm Bunche
16Antoine McClain
17Ryker Mathews
18Boston Stiverson
19Terran Vaughn
20Donovan Williams
21Mike McQueen
RT1Breno Giacomini
2J'Marcus Webb
3Erik Pears
4Tayo Fabuluje
5Khalif Barnes
6Adrian Bellard
7Bryce Harris
8Mitchell Van Dyk
9Sebastian Vollmer
10John Kling
11Nick Ritcher
12Patrick Miller
13Darryl Baldwin
14Lamar Holmes
15Luke Marquardt
16Kona Schwenke
17Zeth Ramsay
18Ryan Mack
19Torian White
K1Josh Scobee
2Mike Nugent
3Travis Coons
4Josh Brown
5Dan Carpenter
6Andrew Furney
7Justin Manton
8Corey Acosta
9Giorgio Tavecchio
10Marshall Morgan
11Carey Spear
12Billy Cundiff
13Jaden Oberkrom
14Shaun Suisham
15Brandon Bogotay
16Zach Hocker
17Kyle Brindza
18Taylor Bertolet
19Brad Craddock
20Shayne Graham
21Tom Obarski
22Ty Long