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54 Olivier Vernon OLB

Cleveland Browns

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
7%2%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
11307.0001

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March 8, 2019 11:48 AM
Giants' Olivier Vernon: Dealt to Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants are trading Vernon and a fourth-round pick to the Browns in exchange for guard Kevin Zeitler and a fifth-round selection, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

This is a rare swap of two high-quality starters, with the Browns getting a small draft bonus for taking on Vernon's large contract. The 28-year-old pass rusher had 131 tackles and 22 sacks in 39 games for the Giants, providing a solid return on his five-year, $85 million deal. Vernon will now team up with Myles Garrett in Cleveland to form one of the more impressive pass-rushing duos in the NFL.

January 2, 2019 02:52 PM
Giants' Olivier Vernon: Finishes strong
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vernon logged five total tackles and two sacks in Sunday's 36-35 loss to the Cowboys.

Vernon finished the season with seven sacks and 30 tackles in 11 games, respectable totals for an edge rusher who missed the first five games due to injury. Vernon is the third-highest-paid player on the team after Eli Manning -- who could be cut this offseason -- and Odell Beckham, so the Giants will need him to stay healthier in 2019. It's unlikely Vernon would be a candidate for release, as the Giants would save only $11.5 million of the $19.5 million in salary he's owed by doing so.

December 11, 2018 12:20 PM
Giants' Olivier Vernon: Records 1.5 sacks in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vernon logged five tackles (four solo) and 1.5 sacks during Sunday's 40-16 win over Washington.

It's often said that sacks come in bunches, and Vernon has now made 3.5 sacks across his previous two games. After missing the first five weeks of the regular season due to an ankle injury, Vernon is coming on as a solid IDP play down the stretch. He'll look to record another solid outing against the Titans in Week 15.

December 4, 2018 10:12 PM
Giants' Olivier Vernon: Posts two sacks Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vernon recorded five tackles (all solo), including two sacks, and forced a fumble in Sunday's overtime win over the Bears.

Vernon has struggled thus far this year, but you wouldn't know it watching him play Sunday. He was a force in the pass and run game, recording his first sacks since Week 6 and totaling a season high in tackles. If he can continue playing at a similar level, he'll warrant consideration in IDP formats. Looking ahead, Vernon and the Giants take on the Redskins in Week 14.

October 31, 2018 12:04 AM
Giants' Olivier Vernon: Recovers fumble in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vernon recorded three tackles (one solo) and a fumble recovery across 58 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Redskins.

Vernon trailed only B.J. Goodson in defensive snaps amongst the linebacking corps Sunday and is averaging a little over 58 snaps per game since his return to the field.

October 12, 2018 12:16 PM
Giants' Olivier Vernon: Notches sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vernon had two tackles and a sack in Thursday's 34-13 loss to the Eagles, his first game back from a preseason ankle injury.

Vernon is the team's best edge rusher, so his presence is important to the defense. The 27-year-old was able to play 54 of 71 defensive snaps in his season debut.

October 10, 2018 03:40 PM
Giants' Olivier Vernon: Cleared for Thursday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vernon (ankle) doesn't have a designation on the Giants' final injury report for Thursday's game against the Eagles.

Vernon was a limited practice participant throughout the week and will now make his first appearance in a game this season. The Giants have sorely missed their top edge defender, notching just six sacks in five games while allowing 4.6 yards per carry and 124 rushing yards per contest. It won't come as any surprise if Vernon is eased into action on a restricted snap count.

October 9, 2018 03:44 PM
Giants' Olivier Vernon: Limited in practice Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vernon (ankle) was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice. He took part in individual drills during the portion of the session that was available to the media, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Vernon's involvement in the Giants' first session of the week is an encouraging sign, but he may need to put in a full workout Wednesday to have a realistic shot at making his season debut Thursday against the Eagles. Whenever he's deemed ready to go, Vernon will step into a starting role at outside linebacker, which could translate to reduced snaps for the likes of Lorenzo Carter and Connor Barwin.

October 5, 2018 12:40 PM
Giants' Olivier Vernon: Ruled out yet again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vernon (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

Coach Pat Shurmur said he's optimistic Vernon will be ready for a Thursday game against the Eagles in Week 6, but it needs to be noted that Shurmur said the same thing about Week 5 earlier this week. The Giants will have to play without their top pass rusher for a fifth time in as many games this season.

October 1, 2018 01:00 PM
Giants' Olivier Vernon: Could return Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said he's "optimistic" Vernon (ankle) will be back this week, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Vernon has yet to play this season but returned to practice last week. The Giants also expressed optimism that Vernon would play in Week 4 before ultimately ruling him out. He should be considered questionable for the time being.

September 28, 2018 10:52 PM
Giants' Olivier Vernon: Ruled out for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vernon (ankle) was ruled out for Sunday's game against New Orleans, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Vernon will miss his fourth straight game to start the season, but coach Pat Shurmur indicated he hasn't suffer a setback and is nearing a return. The 27-year-old returned to practice as a limited participant this week, which hopefully spells good news for a potential season debut in Week 5.

September 26, 2018 04:12 PM
Giants' Olivier Vernon: Finally back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vernon (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday as a limited participant, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

This is Vernon's first practice participation of any kind since the end of the preseason. A Week 4 appearance might be a lot for which to ask, but he's at least taking a step in the right direction as the Giants prepare to host the Saints on Sunday. The Big Blue defense has struggled without its top pass rusher, generating just four sacks in three games while allowing 7.4 yards per pass attempt.

September 25, 2018 07:56 PM
Giants' Olivier Vernon: Showing improvement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Pat Shurmur said Vernon (ankle) is showing signs of improvement, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.

Per Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record, Shurmur is hopeful Vernon will be ready to play in Week 4 against the Saints, though it's too early to make a declaration yet. Vernon has yet to play this season after injuring his ankle in the preseason.

September 21, 2018 12:44 PM
Giants' Olivier Vernon: Ruled out for third straight game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vernon (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Houston, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

The Giants will play without their top pass rusher for a third consecutive game to open the season, leaving Connor Barwin (knee) and Lorenzo Carter to fill in at outside linebacker. With starting cornerback Eli Apple (groin) also ruled out, the Houston passing attack sees a favorable matchup become even more friendly.

September 19, 2018 06:08 PM
Giants' Olivier Vernon: Still not practicing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vernon (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday.

Vernon has yet to return to the practice field since the regular season began, even though head coach Pat Shurmer indicated last week that he was hopeful about the pass rusher's availability for Sunday's matchup with the Texans. He'll need to practice in at least a limited fashion Thursday or Friday to have a realistic shot at making his season debut in Week 3.

September 14, 2018 12:44 PM
Giants' Olivier Vernon: Ruled out for Dallas game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 13, 2018 03:56 PM
Giants' Olivier Vernon: Held out of practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vernon (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday.

Head coach Pat Shurmur said his top pass rusher would practice in some capacity, but the Giants' official injury report says otherwise. The 27-year-old didn't practice at all last week prior to sitting out Sunday's 20-15 loss to Jacksonville, and another absence for Week 2 in Dallas would be a major blow to the New York defense.

September 13, 2018 03:56 PM
Giants' Olivier Vernon: Will practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 11, 2018 05:24 PM
Giants' Olivier Vernon: Expected to practice Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 7, 2018 12:56 PM
Giants' Olivier Vernon: Ruled out to open seaosn
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/9/18JAC0000
29/16/18DAL0000
39/23/18HOU0000
49/30/18NO0000
510/7/18CAR0000
610/11/18PHI01.000
710/22/18ATL0000
810/28/18WAS0000
1011/12/18SF0000
1111/18/18TB0000
1211/25/18PHI0000
1312/2/18CHI02.001
1412/9/18WAS01.500
1512/16/18TEN0000
1612/23/18IND0000
1712/30/18DAL02.500
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2012Miami Dolphins163225.073.5000.0000
2013Miami Dolphins165746.01111.5000.0000
2014Miami Dolphins164631.0156.5000.0000
2015Miami Dolphins166141.0207.5000.0000
2016New York Giants166344.0198.5000.0000
2017New York Giants123722.0156.5100.0001
2018New York Giants113023.077000.0001
TOTAL103326232.09451.0100.0002
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2012Miami Dolphins1600100000
2013Miami Dolphins1600000000
2014Miami Dolphins1600200000
2015Miami Dolphins1600000000
2016New York Giants1600101010
2017New York Giants1200200000
2018New York Giants11001014310
TOTAL103007024320
 
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Height/Weight:
6-2/262
Birthdate:
10/7/1990
Age:
28
Hometown:
Miami, FL, USA
School:
Miami (FL)
NFL Experience:
8
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