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Olivier Vernon | Defensive Lineman | #54

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 262
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (72) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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Olivier Vernon (ankle) did not practice Thursday.
He also sat out Wednesday's session and appears to be trending toward his second missed game in a row. Kerry Wynn got the start with Vernon sidelined last week. Oct 12 - 12:03 PM

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Giants declared RE Olivier Vernon (ankle) inactive for Week 5 against the Chargers.

It snaps a streak of 84 straight appearances for the ex-Dolphin. Battling an ankle injury headed into Week 4, Vernon immediately aggravated it. He could be staring at a multi-week absence. Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) is active against the Bolts. Also inactive for the Giants are C Weston Richburg, RB Paul Perkins, QB Davis Webb, TE Matt LaCosse, CB Michael Hunter and DT Robert Thomas.
Oct 8 - 11:31 AM

Olivier Vernon (ankle) is unlikely to play Week 5 against the Chargers.

It is not a surprise after he sat out the entire week of practice. In better news, Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) is expected to give it a go. Still, Vernon's absence is an upgrade for Philip Rivers.
Oct 8 - 10:01 AM

Giants RE Olivier Vernon exited Week 4 against the Bucs with an ankle injury.

Vernon was only able to practice once this week because of an ankle injury, and he aggravated the issue in the second quarter. He was ruled out after halftime.
Oct 1 - 5:38 PM

Giants RE Olivier Vernon (ankle) is active for Week 4 against the Bucs.

A limited session on Friday was Vernon's only practice participation this week, but he will still give it a go. His presence is a downgrade for Jameis Winston.
Oct 1 - 2:42 PM

Giants RE Olivier Vernon (ankle) is questionable for Week 4 against the Bucs.

Vernon didn't practice this week after his MRI came back negative. He'll likely be a game-time call. If he sits, it's a big upgrade for the Bucs' pass game.
Sep 29 - 10:40 AM

Giants RE Olivier Vernon's (ankle) MRI has come back negative.

Vernon is still questionable for Week 4, but he's avoided major injury. He'll likely either be "limited" or "DNP" on Wednesday as he receives treatment. Vernon has never missed a game in six NFL seasons.
Sep 26 - 4:38 PM

Giants RE Olivier Vernon is dealing with an ankle injury.

"It’s still early in the week," coach Ben McAdoo said Monday. "We have to see how he responds to treatment." Vernon missed 17 snaps against the Eagles. Vernon hasn't become a transcendent superstar since signing his five-year, $85 million contract, but has certainly been a major asset for the G-Men. He would be a big loss for Week 4 against the Bucs.
Sep 25 - 1:38 PM

Giants signed RE Olivier Vernon, formerly of the Dolphins, to a five-year, $85 million contract.

The deal includes $40 million fully guaranteed and is a record-setting contract. The Giants came into the offseason needing to do something about their woeful pass rush. And they've done just that by first re-signing LE Jason Pierre-Paul and now going out and landing probably the biggest fish on the board in Vernon. Vernon was Pro Football Focus' No. 1 overall 4-3 end last season, recording 81 combined sacks, hits, and hurries, while also playing elite run defense. By adding Vernon and DT Damon Harrison on Wednesday, the Giants greatly boosted their defense.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 04:58:00 PM's Jeff Darlington reports the Jaguars and Giants are the "two most serious" contenders for free agent DE Olivier Vernon.

Darlington calls talks "fluid and ongoing." Arguably the top player left on the open market, Vernon should find a new home some time in the next few hours.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 03:43:00 PM

The Dolphins have rescinded RE Olivier Vernon's transition tag, making him a free agent.

Vernon now becomes the top free agent available at any position and should be in line for a mega pay day after DL Malik Jackson got six years, $90 million, and $42 million guaranteed from the Jaguars. Vernon's benchmark will be $15 million per year at least, and it's possible he could follow Jackson to Jacksonville. The Giants will also have heavy interest in Vernon. The Dolphins made the decision after signing Mario Williams on Tuesday.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 09:37:00 AM

ESPN's Dan Graziano reports the Giants "plan to make a run" at transition tagged DE Olivier Vernon.

Despite re-signing Jason Pierre-Paul and coming to terms with CB Janoris Jenkins, the Giants have a lot of work left to do on defense. Adding an ascending pass rusher like Vernon would be a fantastic next step. The Dolphins are expected to rescind Vernon's transition tag, meaning the Giants will not have to worry about Miami matching if they are able to work out a deal with the talented defensive end.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 09:14:00 AM

Yahoo's Charles Robinson reports "it's believed" the Dolphins will rescind Olivier Vernon's transition tag.

FOX Sports' Alex Marvez said Tuesday he is "getting strong vibes" the Dolphins will revoke the tag. With Mario Williams locked up, Miami likely feels more comfortable letting Vernon walk. It is still a horrific decision. Rescinding the tag would at least allow the Dolphins to recoup a compensatory pick when Vernon inevitably signs elsewhere.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 10:47:00 PM

FOX Sports' Alex Marvez is "getting strong vibes" the Dolphins will rescind Olivier Vernon's transition tag.

The Dolphins handed out a two-year, $16 million deal to Mario Williams on Tuesday, and supposedly want to retain Cameron Wake. There isn't room for all three players in Miami, while the Dolphins have appeared tepid on Vernon all offseason. Whether they rescind the tag or not, Vernon seems destined to sign an offer the Dolphins won't match.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 06:31:00 PM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports the Jaguars are still in on free agent Olivier Vernon after signing DL Malik Jackson.

Per Cole, they're also in the mix for a "top" cornerback or safety. Even after committing $42 million guaranteed to Jackson, the Jags still have money to burn. A defensive back could be more likely, as the Jags have 2015 first-rounder Dante Fowler returning in addition to Jackson.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 02:58:00 PM

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