Olivier Vernon
DL NYG (8)
1 week ago

Vernon recorded 37 tackles (23 solo), 6.5 sacks, one pass defensed, one interception and two forced fumbles in 12 games during his 2017 campaign.

EDGE Analysis

Vernon, who missed four consecutive games during the first half of the season due to an ankle injury, amassed less than 46 tackles in a season for the first time since his rookie year with the Dolphins in 2012. Vernon remains under contract with the Giants through 2020, so he figures to once again start at defensive end in 2018 across from Jason Pierre-Paul.

Olivier Vernon
DL NYG (8)
4 weeks ago

Vernon recorded three tackles, one sack and one forced fumble during Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Although Vernon's tackle production remained modest, the pass-rush specialist now has 3.5 sacks over his last five games. Furthermore, he's now forced a fumble in back-to-back weeks after failing to do so once previously this season. He figures to have favorable odds of carrying this recent hot streak into the season finale Sunday against the Redskins, when Vernon has a juicy matchup with an injury-depleted offensive line that just lost it's starting left tackle, Trent Williams (knee), to injured reserve.

Olivier Vernon
DL NYG (8)
1 month ago1 Comment

Vernon logged one sack in Sunday's 34-29 loss to the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

Vernon's sack brings his season total up to 4.5. He was quiet overall besides the quarterback take down, tallying just two solo tackles. The 27-year-old participated in 65 defensive snaps (96.0 percent).

Olivier Vernon
DL NYG (8)
2 months ago

Vernon had five tackles (three solo) and 1.5 sacks against the Redskins on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Vernon was nursing a shoulder injury ahead of Thursday's game, but he played 62 of 71 possible snaps. Unless he suffered a setback, he should be all systems go for a Week 13 matchup with the Raiders.

Olivier Vernon
DL NYG (8)
2 months ago

Vernon (shoulder) will suit up for the Giants' Thanksgiving contest versus the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

Vernon hurt his shoulder in Sunday's victory over the Chiefs and subsequently practiced in limited fashion throughout the short week. However, he is feeling well enough to play Thursday, and figures to take on his usual role as the starting defensive end opposite Jason Pierre-Paul assuming he avoids any setbacks.

Olivier Vernon
DL NYG (8)
2 months ago

Vernon (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

After injuring his shoulder in Sunday's win over the Chiefs, Vernon was no more than a limited participant in practice this week. The Giants will see how Vernon feels following pregame warmups Thursday, but if cleared to play, the defensive end would likely start opposite Jason Pierre-Paul and take on a full workload.

Olivier Vernon
DL NYG (8)
2 months ago

Vernon is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Chiefs with a shoulder injury, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants can ill afford to be without Vernon with middle linebacker B.J. Goodson already inactive Sunday. Kerry Wynn and Avery Moss are likely to step in at defensive end if he cannot return.

Olivier Vernon
DL NYG (8)
2 months ago

Vernon recorded his first interception of the season in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

Vernon was making his return following a four-game absence due to an ankle injury. He also recorded four tackles (three solo) to go along with third quarter pick. The 27-year-old saw a healthy workload in his return, playing 54 of a potential 61 defensive snaps.

Olivier Vernon
DL NYG (8)
2 months ago

Vernon (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

Vernon's return from a four-game absence probably comes too late to help the 1-7 Giants to save their season, but it should bolster a Giants defense that conceded 51 points to the Rams in Week 9. He should combine with fellow starting defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to put plenty of pressure on 49ers rookie signal caller C.J. Beathard throughout the day.

Olivier Vernon
DL NYG (8)
2 months ago

Vernon (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vernon has missed the last four games, often being ruled out the Friday prior to the game, so the questionable designation bodes well for his return. The sixth-year pro accrued 13 tackles (seven solo) and two sacks in his first four games this season, and he will have a good opportunity to pressure rookie QB C.J. Beathard on Sunday if he's healthy.