Former New England Patriots Running Back Accepts Coaching Job

Former New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen is trying his luck with the Houston Texans after agreeing to join their coaching staff. Aaron Wilson from Click 2 Houston confirmed that Vereen will be the new player personnel assistant for the Texans.

The New England Patriots selected Vereen in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He spent the first four seasons of his career with the Patriots, playing a total of 42 regular-season games. During his time with the Patriots, Vereen delivered 1,930 scrimmage yards and 14 touchdowns.

The former Patriots running back may have equal success on the Texans coaching staff

Vereen became one of the most reliable pass-catchers for Tom Brady back in the days. In the 2014 NFL season, he had 52 receptions and showed strong performance in the playoffs. In the Super Bowl XLIX win over the Seattle Seahawks, Vereen caught 11 of 12 targets. The former Patriots running back recorded 144 yards in the postseason and it was another great success in his portfolio.

The New York Giants offered Vereen a three-year deal worth $12.35 million. In 2015, he had 59 catches which was a career-high for him. Unfortunately, Vereen played just five games in 2016 due to a triceps injury.

The New Orleans Saints considered adding him to the roster in the summer of 2018. However, Vereen suffered a finger injury and the team let him go. It was the end of an era and Vereen put an end to his playing days in the NFL.

The Texans have great plans for the upcoming season. They decided to trust C.J. Stroud and Vereen is expected to make an impact. Houston is serious about making the playoffs and even winning the title in the upcoming season. They have already made a move to get star wide receiver Stefon Diggs from the Buffalo Bills in April.

When it comes to hiring former Patriots player, head coach Jerod Mayo has already added a few big names to his staff.