Giants Place Shane Vereen, Ryan Nassib On IR

The Giants announced that they have officially placed Shane Vereen on IR. Quarterback Ryan Nassib is also being shut down with an elbow injury. To take their place on the roster, the Giants signed linebacker Ishaq Williams off their practice squad, as well as running back George Winn.

Shane Vereen (vertical)

On Monday, head coach Ben McAdoo indicated that Vereen’s season was likely over. It’s an unfortunate break for the veteran as he only just came back from his initial triceps injury in Week 14. The 27-year-old’s season is finished after playing in just five games. He had 33 carries for 158 yards and one touchdown. He also added 11 catches for 94 yards. He’s under contract for one more year with the Giants for nearly $5MM against the cap.

Since being selected in the fourth round of the 2013 draft, Nassib hasn’t made a single start for the Giants. He’s slated to hit free agency after the season and it will be interesting to see what kind of market develops for him, if the Giants allow him to test the waters in March. Nassib has received praise from Giants coaches for his work in practice, but we only have preseason games and the occasional regular season cameo to evaluate him on.

With Nassib sidelined, Josh Johnson becomes Eli Manning’s primary backup.

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3 comments on “Giants Place Shane Vereen, Ryan Nassib On IR

  1. I Call it like I See It

    Wow, what a shock! Vereen was counted on to be a big part of the 3rd down, pass catching back out of the backfield, a role he has played well throughout his career. I feel for him as after suffering the freak injury he was finally brought back from IR and was seen to help our stalled running game in time for a playoff push. Then on how 1st carry back he suffers a concussion. Then less than one game back from that he reinjures the tricep. Just a bad luck year for him. Let’s get him healthy and look forward to what he can do in 2017.

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  2. yeahhhjeets

    Can’t believe it. Now we have to lean even harder on Jennings… and the rooks. Imagine how much better the team would be if they had a somewhat decent run game. Miss earth, wind, and fire.

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    • iamhector24

      Hard to have a running game to count on when your left tackle is a turnstile.

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