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Shane Vereen | Running Back | #34

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 205
College: California
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (56) / NE
Contract: view contract details

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Shane Vereen agreed to reduce his base salary from $3.15 million to $2.15 million.
The details of the agreement are not available, but Vereen will likely be able to earn some of that money back via incentives. The Giants made it clear Vereen would return when they paid his $500,000 roster bonus earlier this month, but this move gives them some financial relief in the event he is not able to come back from tearing his triceps twice last season. Mar 23 - 9:22 AM

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NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reports the Giants are expected to retain Shane Vereen (triceps).

"He is part of their 2017 plans," Jones wrote. Vereen is owed a $500,000 roster bonus on Monday, and the Giants' apparent decision to pay it confirms Vereen will remain in New York at least one more season. Even with Vereen and Paul Perkins returning, the Giants will likely add a running back in the draft. 28-year-old Vereen tore his triceps muscle twice last season.
Mar 13 - 11:50 AM

ESPN's Jordan Raanan expects Shane Vereen (triceps) to remain with the Giants "barring any serious concerns about his arm."

Vereen tore his triceps twice in 2016, although it is possible the second tear was the result of rushing back from the first injury. The Giants should look to remake their backfield this offseason, but Vereen will be a useful piece to keep around if he is healthy. Vereen is set to count $4.9 million against the cap in the final year of his deal, and the Giants can save $3.75 million of that by cutting him.
Source: ESPN
Feb 9 - 12:10 PM

Shane Vereen re-tore his triceps in the Giants' Week 15 win over the Lions.

Coach Ben McAdoo confirmed the report. Vereen requires surgery. Vereen initially tore his triceps back in Week 3 and spent 10 weeks on I.R. before returning to action in Week 14. He clearly wasn't 100 percent and rushed back. Moving forward, the Giants will roll with a two-man committee of Rashad Jennings and rookie Paul Perkins. Vereen is signed through 2017 but could be a release candidate this spring.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 06:39:00 PM

Shane Vereen re-injured his triceps in the Giants' Week 15 win over the Lions.

Vereen spent two months on I.R. earlier this season with a torn triceps and just returned in Week 14. In most cases, players miss the entire season with a torn triceps, so Vereen probably rushed back at less than 100 percent. If he's re-torn it, Rashad Jennings and Paul Perkins will handle the backfield.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 06:14:00 PM

Shane Vereen rushed two times for 11 yards and caught 2-of-4 targets for nine yards in the Giants' Week 15 win over the Lions.

Vereen cleared the concussion protocol on Saturday but was nothing more than the sparingly-used pass-game back behind Rashad Jennings and Paul Perkins, who combined for 29 touches. Vereen isn't on the redraft radar.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 04:43:00 PM

Shane Vereen (concussion) is active for Week 15 against the Lions.

He cleared the protocol on Saturday and will handle pass-game work in a matchup not ripe for fantasy stats. Inactive for the Giants are QB Ryan Nassib, WR Tavarres King, S Nat Berhe, LB Deontae Skinner, OT Will Beatty, and DE Jason Pierre-Paul, and DT Robert Thomas.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 11:45:00 AM

Shane Vereen (questionable) has cleared the concussion protocol.

Despite the questionable tag, he will play Week 15 against the Lions. Vereen suffered the concussion just three snaps into his first game action since Week 3, so it is impossible to know what kind of workload to expect against Detroit. Vereen should be left on the bench this week.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 01:47:00 PM

Shane Vereen (concussion) is listed as questionable for Week 15 against the Lions.

It means he has at least one more hurdle to clear before receiving medical clearance. Vereen practiced every day this week, which is a good sign. If he returns, Vereen will cut into the passing-down work of Rashad Jennings and Paul Perkins.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 02:53:00 PM

Shane Vereen (concussion) is participating in Thursday's practice.

It is Vereen's second practice in a row after suffering a concussion last Sunday. He is on track to play this week.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 12:46:00 PM

Shane Vereen (concussion) is practicing Wednesday.

Vereen suffered a concussion in the Week 14 win over the Cowboys, so he's likely still in the league's protocol. Since he's on the field Wednesday, it sets him up with a good chance to be cleared in time for Week 15.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 12:36:00 PM

Shane Vereen suffered a concussion in Week 14 against the Cowboys.

Vereen was just activated off injured reserve. He took a big hit on his first catch and was immediately ruled out. Vereen's absence creates more snaps for Rashad Jennings and Paul Perkins.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 09:26:00 PM

Shane Vereen (triceps) is active for Week 14 against Dallas.

Vereen was expected to play after being activated off injured reserve. He'll resume a pass-down role in a committee with Rashad Jennings. The Giants inactives are LG Justin Pugh, QB Josh Johnson, WR Tavarres King, S Nat Berhe, DE Owa Odighizuwa, DE Jason Pierre-Paul, and LB Mark Herzlich.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 07:19:00 PM

Giants activated Shane Vereen (triceps) off injured reserve.

The transaction is not yet official, but it is expected to come "barring anything unforeseen" during Saturday's practice. Vereen is also expected to be active Sunday night against the Cowboys, but his role is questionable in an already jumbled backfield. Vereen is a fine stash in PPR leagues, but he is too risky to trust in the first week of the playoffs. Vereen's presence makes Rashad Jennings an even lower floor RB3.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 09:55:00 AM

Giants coach Ben McAdoo said Shane Vereen (triceps, injured reserve) looked to be "in good condition" in his first practice Wednesday.

Conditioning can be a concern coming out of a long injury layoff, but Vereen's triceps injury did not affect his ability to run. He will still have to prove his strength is back before the Giants allow him on the field, but it looks like he has a good shot to return next week against the Cowboys. Vereen is worth a look in PPR formats.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 09:34:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Eli Manning
2Josh Johnson
3Geno Smith
4Keith Wenning
RB1Paul Perkins
2Shane Vereen
3Orleans Darkwa
4Shaun Draughn
5George Winn
GLB1Paul Perkins
2Shane Vereen
3RB1Shane Vereen
2Paul Perkins
FB1Rhett Ellison
WR11Odell Beckham
2Roger Lewis
3Tavarres King
4Kevin Norwood
WR21Brandon Marshall
2Sterling Shepard
3Dwayne Harris
4Darius Powe
WR31Sterling Shepard
TE1Will Tye
2Jerell Adams
3Matt LaCosse
LT1Ereck Flowers
2Martin Wallace
LG1Justin Pugh
2Adam Gettis
C1Weston Richburg
2Khaled Holmes
RG1John Jerry
2Brett Jones
3Jon Halapio
RT1D.J. Fluker
2Bobby Hart
3Michael Bowie
K1Aldrick Rosas