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54 Olivier Vernon DE

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Giants' Olivier Vernon: Signed by Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

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Dolphins' Olivier Vernon: Becomes unrestricted free agent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

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Dolphins' Olivier Vernon: Draws transition tag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

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Dolphins' Olivier Vernon: Could get the franchise tag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

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Dolphins' Olivier Vernon: Shows promise with 7.5 sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

Vernon once again played all 16 games, he 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 Miami 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, the defensive line should not be a high priority for an upgrade this off-season.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2012Miami Dolphins163225.073.5000.0000
2013Miami Dolphins165746.01111.5000.0000
2014Miami Dolphins164631.0156.5000.0000
2015Miami Dolphins166141.0207.5000.0000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2012Miami Dolphins1600100000
2013Miami Dolphins1600000000
2014Miami Dolphins1600200000
2015Miami Dolphins1600000000
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