(4/23/15) After dealing with an ankle injury for most of the 2014 season, Giants running back Rashad Jennings said he is completely healthy and is not doing any rehab work, reports The Record.
With Jennings and offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo entering their second season with the Giants, Jennings anticipates a more productive offense.
"Last year we installed the system," Jennings said. "This year we get to run our offense."
Giants' Rashad Jennings said offense will be 'dominant' in 2015
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/24/15) Running back Rashad Jennings believes the Giants have the tools to be one of the NFL's premier offenses in 2015.
Citing the arrival of Shane Vereen, return of Victor Cruz and emergence of Odell Beckham, Jennings, via the New York Daily News, said he's optimistic that the offense will cause plenty of problems this season.
"I think we're going to have a dominant offense," Jennings said. "Eli [Manning] is really comfortable in the offense now — being able to control a lot from the line of scrimmage."
The Giants started slow offensively a year ago but caught fire down the stretch when Manning and Beckham began hooking up for big plays. The Giants scored 24 or more points in their final six games of the 2014 season.
Giants expected to keep Rashad Jennings despite landing Vereen
Jennings averaged 17.9 touches in the 11 games he played last season, averaging 3.8 yards per carry and rushing for four touchdowns while catching 30 passes for 226 yards. Williams ran for seven scores while averaging 3.3 yards per carry.
It's unclear how the Giants will divide up backfield work. Cutting Jennings after June 1 would save the team $2.25 million against the cap.
Williams, a rookie, ran 15 times for 43 yards and a touchdown, his seventh this year. He caught all three of his targets for 19 yards. Jennings, returning from an ankle injury, rushed 10 times for 29 yards and caught three of five targets for 21 yards.
The duo should enter 2015 in a backfield timeshare.
Giants RBs Rashad Jennings, Andre Williams active vs. Eagles
by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(12/28/14) Giants running backs Rashad Jennings (ankle) and Andre Williams (shoulder) are active for Sunday's game against the Eagles after being listed on the injury report. Jennings has not been a factor since Week 13, while the rookie Williams has rushed for more than 100 yards in two of the past three weeks.
Rashad Jennings returns to the Giants this season after an inconsistent debut in 2014. He has some more company with the addition of Shane Vereen, and Andre Williams also remains in the mix. But Jennings still has the chance to be the best Fantasy running back for the Giants this year. He should remain the starter and lead the team in touches, but he has to stay healthy. Vereen will steal work on passing downs, and Williams could be the goal-line back. But Jennings is their most versatile running back. He was limited to 11 games in 2014 because of an ankle injury, and he finished with 167 carries for 639 yards and four touchdowns and 30 catches for 226 yards. We consider Jennings a No. 3 Fantasy running back on Draft Day in all leagues. He's worth drafting with a mid-round pick, and if he can stay on the field for 16 games -- a stretch given his history -- he could be a difference maker for Fantasy owners this season.