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Shane Vereen edging closer to return for Giants

Shane Vereen of the New York Giants runs

Shane Vereen of the New York Giants runs in a touchdown during the first half against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 in East Rutherford, N.J. Credit: Jim McIsaac

The Giants are keeping their fingers crossed that running back Shane Vereen will be available to them on Sunday against the Cowboys.

“I’m hoping he’s able to return and we’re going to see how that plays itself out,” Sullivan said of Vereen, who has been designated to return from injured reserve but not yet been elevated to the 53-man roster. “Obviously the things he did before he got injured helped our offense a great deal from a pass game perspective. He also was running the ball quite well.”

Ben McAdoo said earlier in the week a decision on Vereen would be made by the medical staff. Vereen practiced with the Giants on Thursday, just as he has since last week.

“We have to wait and see where he’s going to be at physically,” Sullivan said. “Hopefully he’s going to be there for us and certainly he could be a weapon that can help us get back to where we need to be.”

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