The New York Giants might have traded away reserve lineman Brett Jones today for a seventh round pick from the Vikings, but the bigger news is in regard to Olivier Vernon.
What happened to New York Giants’ Olivier Vernon?
Vernon was carted off the field for an apparent ankle injury. He was caught up between two blocks and appeared to roll the ankle.
Pat Shurmur stated that Vernon would go for tests and the severity of the injury is yet to be determined. The loss of Vernon would be huge for a Giants defense making the transition to the 3-4 scheme.
The veteran defender was expected to play a massive role in containing the opposing team’s run game and quarterback.
Defensive coordinator James Bettcher coached Chandler Jones to a 17 sack season in 2017 after making the switch to OLB. He was planning to do the same with Vernon this season.