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News: Vereen could have a larger role than initially expected due to his prowess in pass protection, ESPN's Dan Graziano reports.
Impact: With LT William Beatty (pectoral) out for 5-6 months, the Giants may place a greater emphasis on the pass-protection skills of their running backs. Vereen still has plenty of competition for snaps and touches, but his reputation as a receiver and blocker makes him the favorite to get most of the playing time on passing downs. Rashad Jennings, who is expected to get most of the early-down work, is a capable third-down back but not on Vereen's level. Andre Williams has the size to be an asset in pass protection, but his poor hands and lack of speed make him entirely nonthreatening as a receiver.