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.
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 missing the 20-15 loss to Jacksonville in the season opener. 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, 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 outside linebacker will suit up against Jacksonville on Sunday.
|3||9/23/18||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|7||10/22/18||@ ATL||8:15 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/12/18||@ SF||8:15 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|2016||New York Giants||16||63||44.0||19||8.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Giants||12||37||22.0||15||6.5||1||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2018||New York Giants||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2016||New York Giants||16||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|
|2017||New York Giants||12||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New York Giants||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|