|Team:||New Orleans Saints|
|Ht / Wt:||5'10" / 203 lb.|
|Born:||May 2, 1989|
|Drafted:||2011 / Rd. 2 (56)|
The Saints released Vereen (undisclosed) from injured reserve with an injury settlement Thursday, per the NFL's transaction log.
Analysis: The reason for Vereen's placement on IR on Aug. 31 was never revealed, but the running back will recover away from the team for an unknown amount of time. Once the terms of the settlement are up, he'll be eligible to re-sign with the Saints. Before then, though, he can join another organization.
The Saints will place Vereen on injured reserve, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.
Analysis: Vereen's 53-man roster status was precarious before the cuts, but it appears he's battling an issue that could keep him out the remainder of the season. There's a chance to two sides reach an injury settlement in the near future as well, which would free him to sign with another team.
Vereen caught each of his three targets for 14 yards in Friday's preseason game against Arizona.
Analysis: Vereen logged 14 snaps on offense, with his first reception coming shortly before halftime. Though he hasn't generated any buzz since signing with the Saints a month ago, the 29-year-old could land on the 53-man roster if the team doesn't trust Jonathan Williams or Boston Scott to handle passing downs in the event of an Alvin Kamara injury. Williams seems to be winning the battle for the No. 2 running back job during Mark Ingram's four-game suspension.
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