New York Giants Hopeful Rashad Jennings Will Play On Sunday 2
Sep 18, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings (23) breaks free for yardage during the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The Giants are hopeful that their running game will get boost on Sunday with the return of starting running back Rashad Jennings.

Rashad Jennings hasn’t played since the New York Giants 16-13 victory over the New Orleans Saints in week 2. He’s missed the last three games due to an injury on his left thumb. This week he’s been able to take reps with the first team offense and seems confident that he’ll play on Sunday, via Jordan Raanan of ESPN New York.

“We’re rocking this week,” Jennings said on Thursday after practice.

The Giants running game has sorely missed Jennings as they’re averaging just 83.6 a game running the ball, and have only one run this year of 20 yards or more.

Even with the return of Jennings, running the ball against the Baltimore Ravens will be difficult. The Ravens are giving up just 76 yards a game on the ground, and just 3.6 yards per rushing attempt. But the Giants have a better chance of having a productive game on the ground with Jennings than without him.

Prior his injury, Jennings ran the ball 31 times for 102 yards and caught three passes for 16 yards.

Jason's first love was football while growing up in northern New Jersey. For the past three years, he has covered the New York Giants, as well as several boxing events along the East Coast.