Report: Giants will cut Rashad Jennings, too

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The Giants’ salary cap cuts will include running back Rashad Jennings,’s Jordan Raanan reported Monday.

Per previous reports, the Giants will also cut veteran wide receiver Victor Cruz.

Jennings, who turns 32 next month, started 28 games for the Giants over the last two seasons. He averaged just 3.3 yards per carry last season.

It’s the time of year that teams either start clearing cap space and making decisions on players with upcoming roster bonuses. Jennings was due to make about $2.5 million in 2017, the final year of a four-year contract he signed in 2014. He would have counted a little more than $3 million on the team’s 2017 cap.

The Jaguars drafted Jennings in 2009. He played three seasons in Jacksonville and one in Oakland before signing with the Giants.

27 responses to “Report: Giants will cut Rashad Jennings, too

  1. And just like that, 2 cuts of players that produced pedestrian numbers in ’16 provides $10M in cap space. If a player isn’t in a team’s future plans the best they can do by him is release him sooner rather than later and give them a chance to get their name out there early and catch on with another team.

  2. hard to blame him when the o-line struggled in the run game all year. Jennings is a solid back and will do good some where else.

  3. This move was expected. I understand the line was mediocre, but Jennings is about to be 32 and was incredibly ineffective. Paul Perkins, a 5th round rookie averaged almost a whole yard more per carry than Jennings. Jennings is about done. If you think he will do better somewhere else at his age and in his form you probably haven’t watched him much.

  4. To all of you who think this guy is going to “do well somewhere else,” he was very good but never elite in his prime. He’ll be six months past his 32nd birthday when the 2017 season kicks off. That’s a dinosaur in running back years. Yes, he played behind a bad line, and yes, some team will likely sign him. But the chances of him being productive anywhere are slim.

  5. jmuller516 says:
    Feb 13, 2017 1:33 PM

    Jennings is a great guy, that ran behind a below average line.. He will do well elsewhere
    He is a 32 year old former RB. His NFL career is over.

  6. Jennings never was good.. hes a great character guy, good teammate, but was never better than a backup.. if you watch the Giants, Jennings STOPPED or hesitated at the line just about every time he touched the ball. unbelievably frustrating to watch, he left TONS of yards on the field with his running style.. every dollar they save can be put towards resigning the D-line and getting a real LT.

  7. Yea, I don’t understand some of these comments, Giants just went 11-5, how was it a bad season, Some fans are terrible, should just move on to a different team.

  8. This is why if I was an agent, I would fight for every last nickle to be in the signing bonus portion of the contract.

    When these guys demand more money after a good year they are called greedy.

    When the team is done with them and dumps em, it is a cap space move that just makes business sense.

    The system is messed up.

  9. If you’re an NFL team looking for running back help would you spend the veteran’s minimum on a 32 year old or would you bring in a young 21 year old back via a late round draft or free agency who can also contribute on special team and if it works out be a contributor on the team for 4 to 5 seasons? Unless an old running back has uncanny receiving and blocking skills like LaDainian did for the Jets late in his career there is no justification in picking one up.

  10. According to Spotrac the Giants have 562,500 in dead cap because of him. Another way to look at it is the Giants lost 562,500 on the deal to get rid of him.

  11. raiderlyfe510 says:
    Feb 13, 2017 2:18 PM
    Reggie Mac, bring him back to Oakland.
    This guy dissed the Raiders when his contract expired, thinking they weren’t good enough for him.

    Well look at him now.


  12. Total Value: $10,000,000 (avg. $2,500,000/year; $2,980,000 fully guaranteed)
    22nd highest of 130 RB contracts

    data at the time he was signed

  13. Brady at 40 will destroy eli’s stats.


    He hasn’t done it yet in 2 superbowls.

  14. Which now means that the renegotiations with Adrian Peterson and the Vikings will probably start at $10m a season.

    I’m not suggesting that the Giants would be willing to pay that, but AP’s representatives will play that as a ballpark figure.

    The Giants obviously won’t say anything opposite to this as they will be after the same free agents as the Vikings – especially OL – and any opportunity they have to weaken the Vikings (or any teams) hand will be gladly taken.

    I originally thought AP would simply get an additional year added to his contract with no addition money ($8-$9m a season), but if he does start playing one team off against the Vikings, then I think he may end up pricing himself out of continuing his career in Minnesota.

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