Shane Vereen: Patriots To Giants ‘Not A Step Down; If Anything, It’s A Step Up’


March 11, 2015

Shane Vereen already is buttering up his new organization and fan base.

The former New England Patriots third-down back is happy to be with the New York Giants after signing a three-year, $12.35 million contract. Vereen on Wednesday explained his decision to sign with the Giants.

“It’s just a decision for my family,” Vereen told “At the end of the day, I wanted to make a decision that was right for us, right for them. This is a great organization. I was fortunate enough to play in New England with another great organization, and this is no slouch. This is not a step down. If anything, it’s a step up. I’m looking forward to the opportunity, and I’m enjoying being in New York.”

Patriots fans might disagree with Vereen’s take that being with the Giants is a “step up,” but they can’t be too mad at the running back, who helped propel New England to a Super Bowl XLIX win with 11 catches for 64 yards. Vereen went out of his way to praise the Patriots and head coach Bill Belichick.

“I learned a great way to start,” Vereen said. “A way to handle yourself as a professional, a way to approach the game and a way to study the game, and really become a student of the film and the game of football. A lot of the stuff I learned there is invaluable. You can’t put a price tag on it, and I’m looking forward to furthering my knowledge.”

Thumbnail photo via Charlie Riedel/Associated Press

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez
Previous Article

Yankees’ Twitter Leaves Out Alex Rodriguez’s Home Run, Upsets Fans

Wizards guard John Wall
Next Article

John Wall Shows Off Crazy Bowling Form, Somehow Picks Up Spare (Video)

Picked For You