by Anthony Cervino | Tue, Feb 7th 11:50am EST
NJ.com's James Kratch believes New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings could be the "odd man out" of the team's backfield due to the emergence of Paul Perkins, making him a candidate to be released this offseason. (NJ.com)
Jennings, 32, was passed on the Giants' running back depth chart at the end of the 2016 season by standout rookie Paul Perkins. As Perkins will likely enter 2017 as the starter, Jennings could become a salary cap casualty in the offseason as his role on the team has diminished. With Shane Vereen under contract as well, he could also be in the mix to be released if the Giants elect to hold on to Jennings for his "leadership and special teams play." If Jennings is cut, the Giants will save $2.5 million against the cap.