New York Giants’ running back Shane Vereen will play against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday night after being activated from IR.
Vereen tore his triceps in Week 3 and had to have surgery. He was placed on injured reserve two days later.
Last week, he returned to practice after he was designated for return from IR. He will be reinstated as the Giants passing-down back.
Giants officially activated RB Shane Vereen off injured reserve/designated for return. He will play Sunday night vs Dallas Cowboys.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 10, 2016
While Vereen is back, left guard Justin Pugh will not return this week even though the Giants had hoped to have both Vereen and Pugh back in action.
In three games this season, Vereen had 31 carries for 147 yards and eight receptions for 75 yards. Last year, he had 59 receptions for 494 yards and four touchdowns.
Vereen should make the Giants’ offense better. New York’s offense is 31st in rushing yards (77.5 per game) and ranks 26th overall. They are 27th in the league on third downs, converting only 35.1 percent of their third down plays into first downs. The 27-year-old should help the Giants move up the rankings when it comes to offense.
The Giants waived offensive lineman Adam Gettis to make room on the roster for Vereen.