More on Giants RB Rashad Jennings' rumored demotion

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Giants beat writer Dan Graziano on Rashad Jennings' rumored demotion: I did not see Rashad Jennings on the field with Eli Manning or the first-team offensive line either of the past two days. He did take a lot of reps with the second team, while Andre Williams and Shane Vereen got a bunch of the first-team work.

Now, I know the coaches really like Williams and the work he's done to improve this offseason. And there's a specific role for Vereen, especially on passing downs. I also know there is concern among the coaches about Jennings' health, as he's 30, missed five games last season and has never played 16 in a season. So it's possible they're just limiting his reps. However, if health were the concern with Jennings, I don't think we'd be seeing him take as many special teams reps as he's taking right now. That as much as anything might indicate a bit of a slide down the depth chart.

Friday Update: Jennings was practicing with the first team on Friday, while Williams was running with the second team.


Fantasy Impact: 

Jennings rushed for 3.8 YPC, which was well ahead of Andre Williams (3.3 YPC), but well behind Vereen’s career 4.2 YPC. At this point, the only sure thing in the Giants backfield is Vereen's role as the passing down back, which makes him the best bet, at least in PPR formats.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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