Jordan Raanan adds that teams that have been in contact with the Giants are under the impression they are trying to trade Vernon. According to Raanan, the Giants could potentially cut Vernon after finding a replacement in free agency if they don’t get a trade offer for him.
Vernon, 28, is a former third-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2012. He played out the final year of his rookie contract before the Dolphins used their transition tag on him.
However, Miami later decided to rescind the tag and Vernon went on to sign a five-year, $85 million contract from the Giants in 2016.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Vernon would free up $11.5 million of available cap space while creating $8 million in dead money.
In 2018, Vernon appeared in 11 games for the Giants and recorded 30 tackles, seven sacks, a forced fumble, a recovery and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 13 edge rusher out of 103 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Vernon as the news is available.