Olivier Vernon
DL NYG (8)
1 month ago

Vernon had five tackles, including one for a loss, and pressured Ryan Fitzpatrick into bad throws several times Saturday against the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Vernon's been a disruptive force this preseason, looking very much like the player who dominated in the second half last year and for whom the Giants paid $85 million this offseason.

Olivier Vernon
DL NYG (8)
7 months ago1 Comment

The Giants have signed Vernon, NJ.com reports. Per NFL Network, his deal is a five-year, $85 million contract.

EDGE Analysis

After applying their transition tag to Vernon, the Dolphins changed course Wednesday, allowing Vernon -- who is is coming off a 2015 season in which he recorded 61 tackles and 7.5 sacks -- to hit free agency. The Giants then moved in quickly, securing the services of the 25-year-old defensive end, who will provide a huge boost to the team's pass rush.

Olivier Vernon
DL NYG (8)
7 months ago

The Dolphins have removed the transition tag they placed on Vernon last week, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Dolphins added Mario Williams on Tuesday and already have Cameron Wake in tow, so they decided to let Vernon explore his options a bit more, and will no longer be able to automatically match any offer he receives. Vernon tallied 7.5 sacks last season and 25.5 sacks over the last three seasons, so interest in him will be high.

Olivier Vernon
DL NYG (8)
7 months ago

The Dolphins have applied the transition tag to Vernon, the Sun Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

The designation assures Vernon at least $12.73 million for the coming season, though other teams can still negotiate with the talented 25-year-old pass-rusher once free agency opens. In the event that Vernon inks a long-term deal with another team, the Dolphins would have the right to match the offer. The defensive end is coming off a 2015 season in which he recorded 61 tackles and 7.5 sacks.

Olivier Vernon
DL NYG (8)
7 months ago

The Dolphins are still discussing whether or not to put the franchise or transition tag on Vernon, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vernon has become a valuable pass rusher and the Dolphins don't want to risk losing him. If the team puts the franchise tag on him that would guarantee Vernon $15.7 million next season whereas the transition tag would cost $12.7 million. The Dolphins could also choose to let him test his value on the open market before making a contract offer but that would be dangerous as Vernon may be able to get a bigger deal than the Dolphins want to pay.

Olivier Vernon
DL NYG (8)
9 months ago

Vernon had a solid season in 2015 with 61 tackles and 7.5 sacks.

EDGE Analysis

Vernon once again played all 16 games (has never missed a game in his career) and although the sacks weren't a career high (11.5 in 2013),the tackles were. The Dolphins leaned on Vernon more than usual to pressure the quarterback when Cameron Wake (Achilles) was lost for the season. With Ndamukong Suh, Wake, and Vernon defensive line should not be a high priority for an upgrade this off-season.

Olivier Vernon
DL NYG (8)
10 months ago

Vernon had a big day Sunday with 2.5 sacks and six tackles.

EDGE Analysis

Vernon has turned up his play since the loss of Cameron Wake (Achilles) for the season. The sacks bring his total to 6.5 this season, including at least one in each of his last three games.

Olivier Vernon
DL NYG (8)
1 year ago

Though Vernon (ankle) has been limited at practice all week, he is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, the Palm Beach Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vernon was held to just one tackle in Week 1, but when healthy, he's on the IDP radar in deeper formats thanks to his ability to get to opposing QB's.

Olivier Vernon
DL NYG (8)
1 year ago

Vernon (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, according to the, Miami Herald.

EDGE Analysis

Vernon left Sunday's win over Washington after suffering the injury. The Dolphins are still hoping to have Vernon available for this week's game but he will need to show more in practice later this week for that to happen.

Olivier Vernon
DL NYG (8)
2 years ago

Vernon had 46 tackles and 6.5 sacks during the 2014 season.

Vernon's numbers weren't anywhere near close to what he up last season as he just wasn't able to get to the quarterback on a consistent basis. More will be expected of the third year player next season.