Though Dolphins defensive end Olivier 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. 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.
Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, according to the Miami Herald. Vernon left Sunday's win against Washington after suffering the injury. The Dolphins are still hoping to have Vernon available for Week 2, but he will need to show more in practice later this week for that to happen.
The Dolphins pass rush was held at bay in Sunday's 29-10 loss to the Bills, as the team ended up with no sacks in Week 2. Linebackers Olivier Vernon and Cameron Wake combined for no sacks or tackles for losses in the game, and neither registered a quarterback hit either. Vernon racked up six tackles -- five solo -- while Wake had just one assisted stop.
The Dolphins rushed the passer well in Sunday's 33-20 win over the Patriots in Week 1, and Olivier Vernon and Chris McCain were part of the reason why. Vernon had one of the team's four sacks, to go with three solo tackles in the win. McCain, appearing in his first NFL game, made an impact on defense and special teams. He blocked a punt early in the game and came up with his first NFL sack later.
Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon left Monday's practice when his back "locked up," reports the Miami Herald. Vernon, 23, led the team with 11.5 sacks last year while making 57 tackles.