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SportNFL trade rumors: Giants send linebacker Olivier Vernon to Browns

19:45  08 march  2019
19:45  08 march  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

NFL trade rumors: Giants have discussed dealing Olivier Vernon

NFL trade rumors: Giants have discussed dealing Olivier Vernon Vernon was one of the most coveted players in free agency in 2016 as he signed a five-year, $85 million deal with New York.

Around the NFL . Giants considering trading linebacker Olivier Vernon . If New York sends Vernon on his way, the organization will be cutting bait on one of the biggest signings in franchise history. The last big-name linebacker to be traded was Khalil Mack, who was worth more than two first-round

Olivier Vernon reached his first Pro Bowl in seven seasons in 2018, but the Giants are reportedly considering a trade . New York sported one of the NFL 's best defenses in Vernon 's first year with the team. The Giants ranked No. 2 in points allowed in 2016, holding opponents to just 17.8 points per

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Olivier Vernon's time with the Giants has come to an end.

The 28-year-old linebacker is heading to Cleveland after the two teams reached a deal Friday, according to NFL Network, which cited unidentified sources.

In exchange, the Browns are sending guard Kevin Zeitler to New York. Cleveland will get a fourth-round pick (No. 132), while the Giants are getting a fifth-round selection (No. 155) in return. The terms won't be official until the new league year opens on March 13.

Vernon signed a five-year, $85 million with the Giants in 2016 and he's still due $15.25 million in base salary for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

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The New York Giants have discussed the possibility of trading linebacker Olivier Vernon , according to a report. Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) spins to avoid New York Giants ' Olivier Vernon (54) during the first half Sunday, Dec.

Vernon, who was selected by the Dolphins in the third round of the 2012 draft, has tallied 22 sacks and 131 tackles in 39 games with the Giants. He missed nine contests over the past two seasons with ankle issues, but he led the Giants last season by posting seven of the team's 30 sacks.

The Giants are coming off a 5-11 season, while the resurgent Browns finished with a 7-8-1 record.

Giants GM Dave Gettleman breaks silence since Odell Beckham Jr. trade.
"We didn't sign Odell to trade him, but things change. Another team made an offer we couldn't refuse," Gettleman said Monday.

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