- Height / Weight
- 6'2" / 268 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- October 7, 1990 (28)
- 7th Season
- 2012 / Rd. 3 / Pk. 72 (MIA)
New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon (ankle) is "very optimistic" that he'll make his season debut in Week 6 against the Eagles on Thursday Night Football after getting in a limited practice session on Monday. New York is tied with Oakland with a league-low six sacks through five games, so they desperately need their best pass rusher back. Vernon could be eased back into action if he starts for the first time this year, so he probably wouldn't be the best IDP choice right off the bat.
New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said defensive end Olivier Vernon (ankle) and cornerback Eli Apple (groin) are both expected to practice on Wednesday. It's good news for both defenders and has them on track to play in Week 5 against the Panthers. Vernon has yet to play this year as he fights through a high ankle sprain. If both players are active, it'll be bad news for Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and their offense in an already tough matchup.
New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon (ankle) was limited in practice on Wednesday. It's the first practice for Vernon during the regular season, and a good sign that he is progressing from his high ankle sprain. It's not a lock that he will return this weekend, but he could if he makes more progress the rest of the week. Getting Vernon back for his season debut would go a long way in trying to slow down quarterback Drew Brees and the Saints in Week 4.