Vernon (ankle) won't play in Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Forced to play without their best pass rusher for a second time in as many weeks, the Giants will turn to Connor Barwin and Lorenzo Carter on the edge. Vernon still hasn't been able to practice, but coach Pat Shurmur said he's hopeful to have the 27-year-old available for Week 3 against Houston.
Giants head coach Pat Shumur said Vernon (ankle) would practice Wednesday in some capacity. The team will likely see how Vernon's sprained ankle responds to light activity early in the session before determining if he's fit for team drills, which will likely dictate if the defensive end receives a limited or full participation designation on Wednesday's practice report. Regardless of how Vernon is labeled, it appears the team is optimistic he'll be able to suit up Week 2 in Dallas after sitting out the season-opening 20-15 loss to Jacksonville. Vernon has tallied 15 sacks across 28 games through his first two seasons with Big Blue.
Vernon (ankle) will practice prior to Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports. Vernon's absence was felt in New York's season opener against the Jaguars, when the Giants were unable to secure a victory without their top pass rusher.The star outside linebacker will need to practice in full sometime this week to have any chance of suiting up against the rival Cowboys on Sunday.
Vernon (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Jacksonville, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports. With the Giants missing their top pass rusher for the season opener, Jaguars QB Blake Bortles gets a slight upgrade in what was already a favorable matchup. Rookie third-round pick Lorenzo Carter and 31-year-old Connor Barwin figure to absorb the snaps that would normally go to Vernon, who has 15.5 sacks and 101 tackles in 28 games since signing with the Giants.
Vernon (ankle) won't practice Wednesday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports. Vernon suffered a high-ankle sprain in Thursday's preseason finale against the Patriots. Head coach Pat Shurmur had seemingly anticipated that Vernon would practice Wednesday, though the 27-year-old's injury is still enough of an issue to warrant caution. Shurmur called Vernon a "fast healer," but it remains to be seen whether the outside linebacker will suit up against Jacksonville on Sunday.
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