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Report: Giants’ RB Shane Vereen could return vs. Dallas Cowboys

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Running back was warming up on-field before Browns game

NFL: Preseason-New York Giants at Buffalo Bills Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the New York Giants hope to activate running back Shane Vereen from injured reserve in time for their Week 14 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Vereen hasn’t played since since Week 3 against the Washington Redskins when he suffered a triceps injury. There were concerns at the time his season would be over. Today, he was seen warming up on the field prior to the Giants game against the Cleveland Browns.

After early struggles without him, the Giants have gone over 100 yards rushing in consecutive games. They are still undefeated this season when Rashad Jennings plays (7-0), and rookie Paul Perkins has emerged as the Giants’ number two back in Vereen’s absence. Still, the veteran’s presence adds a boost to an offense in search of one as Big Blue closes in on the NFL playoffs for the first time since 2011.

Vereen had 147 yards rushing on 31 carries (4.7 per attempt) and eight receptions in three games. He caught a career-high 59 passes for the Giants in 2015.