Rashad Jennings says he’s signing with Giants

AP

A neck injury makes it hard for the Giants to count on running back David Wilson and Andre Brown is a free agent, which meant the Giants were a good bet to go after running backs once free agency opened. 

They appear to have landed one already. Rashad Jennings tweeted on Tuesday afternoon that he’s flying to New York on Tuesday night and that he’s looking forward to signing on the dotted line with the Giants. The Giants haven’t announced anything, but their offer to Jennings was reported earlier on Tuesday by Fallon Smith of CSN Bay Area.

Jennings spent the first four years of his career with the Jaguars before signing with the Raiders last year. He wound up playing a lot thanks to Darren McFadden’s annual spate of injuries and performed well, running for 733 yards and six touchdowns on 163 carries and catching 36 passes for 292 yards. The Raiders were reportedly interested in bringing him back, but they re-signed McFadden on Tuesday and Jennings will be moving on to the NFC East.

The Giants also re-signed Peyton Hillis on Tuesday and they have Michael Cox on their depth chart along with Wilson, which likely means Brown will be plying his trade elsewhere in 2014.