Shane Vereen signs with NY Giants

NFC East Update

The New York Giants and running back Shane Vereen formerly of the Patriots have agreed to a three-year $12 million contract with $5 million guaranteed. Vereen will be leaving one committee in New England to join another in New York with Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams already on the roster. With concerns regarding Jennings’ durability, Vereen is a great insurance option for the Giants’ backfield. Vereen is a pass catching specialist who will join Eli Manning in the backfield on most third downs which should help Manning complete a higher percentage of his passes in the short to intermediate passing game. The weapons the Giants’ front office are putting around Manning looks to be the best group of his career with Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz, and Shane Vereen in the fold. The next step is to solidify the offensive line and improve all three levels of the defense.