Jerrel Jernigan | WR | New York Giants
Posted: 12/29/2013 11:43pm et
New York Giants WR Jerrel Jernigan finished the regular season with a first-half touchdown reception and 49-yard touchdown run in the Week 17 game against the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: This might be a preview of things to come for Jernigan in New York. With Hakeem Nicks possibly gone, Jernigan could become the new No. 3 in that offense behind Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle.
Posted: 12/20/2013 8:15pm et
New York Giants WRs Rueben Randle and Jerrel Jernigan (knee) will see more opportunities in the final two regular season games with WR Victor Cruz (knee) done for the season. Randle has already had success this year, scoring six touchdowns through 14 games after scoring three all of last year. He has 37 grabs for 571 yards. Jernigan is questionable for Week 16 against the Detroit Lions but said he was 'feeling all right.' Jernigan, who had seven catches for 57 yards last week, would likely replace Cruz in the slot position.
Huddle Up: Randle is the guy fantasy owners care about this week. The Giants' offense is struggling but with Cruz on IR and Hakeem Nicks all but checked out on this season, Randle is a solid WR3/flex play for Week 16.
Posted: 8/22/2013 9:40am et
With New York Giants WRs Victor Cruz, Ramses Barden and Louis Murphy sidelined due to injuries, WR Jerrel Jernigan is getting plenty of reps in practice. He might be used as the slot receiver while Cruz recovers from his heel injury.
Huddle Up: In a perfect world the Giants will line up Cruz and Hakeem Nicks with Rueben Randle as their third receiver. But Cruz is already nicked and Nicks has a tendency to get hurt as well, pushing Randle into the starting mix and opening the door for Jernigan as a slot receiver. He's a late-round fantasy flier with upside, as the Giants' WR3 has a history of producing helpful fantasy numbers.
Posted: 5/12/2013 3:07pm et
New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said he believes WR Jerrel Jernigan has the opportunity to step his game up during offseason workouts since he will be the main slot receiver with restricted free-agent WR Victor Cruz sitting out the workouts. 'I think it's about time that he steps up. And I think we feel he has enough ability and he's been here now long enough. Until Victor gets back, he'll be the main guy inside at the slot position. It's a chance for him to shine and step forward and do the things that we believe he can do,' Gilbride said.
Huddle Up: Depending on the Cruz situation, the 2011 3rd-round pick could suddenly find himself thrust into the thick of the fray after catching only 1 pass over his first two NFL seasons. And even if Cruz and the Giants do patch things up, Jernigan likely needs to show some tangible progress or his roster spot could be in danger.