by Anthony Cervino | Tue, Jan 31st 5:15pm EST
New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings told the media he expects to be retained by the team for 2017. â€œI expect to be back,â€ Jennings said via NJ Advance Media. â€œAnd I definitely want to be back. Iâ€™ve got one more year on my contract, and Iâ€™ve got a lot to prove. I look forward to doing it in New York again.â€ (GIants Wire via USA Today)
Jennings, 31, believes he will remain with the Giants next season. However, if he is reteined by the team, it will likely be in a reserve role. Impending sophomore running back Paul Perkins is in line to enter 2017 as New York's starting running back. He surpassed Jennings on the depth chart late in the regular season and maintained the role in the playoffs. For Jennings, he is due $2.48 million next season and could become a salary cap casualty as the offseason progresses.