Pat Shurmur expects Olivier Vernon will “be out there this week”

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The Giants defense fared pretty well against the Jaguars despite the absence of linebacker Olivier Vernon and we may get to see how they look with all hands on deck this week.

Vernon has been dealing with a high ankle sprain for the last couple of weeks, but head coach Pat Shurmur said he’s progressed enough to be out at practice on Wednesday.

“He’ll be out there this week. He’s getting closer,” Shurmur said during an appearance on WFAN, via the New York Post. “He’s a fast healer from what I’m told. So he’s going to be at practice [on Wednesday] and throughout. We’ll just see how much he can do as we get ready to play.”

The Jaguars, who lost running back Leonard Fournette to a hamstring injury, scored on three of their first four possessions last Sunday, but managed just 93 yards and no points in the second half. Rookie Lorenzo Carter and Connor Barwin had a tackle, a quarterback hit and a pass defensed in place of Vernon.

7 responses to “Pat Shurmur expects Olivier Vernon will “be out there this week”

  1. tylawspick6 says:
    September 12, 2018 at 9:33 am
    Good thing they’re not overpaying any of their players. Such a well run organization, with a perfect understanding of the salary cap.
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    Glad to see you’re not still mad about the Giants beating ” YOUR Patriots” twice in the Super Bowl? Do you post pouty missives like this on every Eagles story too?

    18-1. Deal with it!

  2. gcsuk says:
    September 12, 2018 at 9:50 am
    tylawspick6 says:
    September 12, 2018 at 9:33 am
    Good thing they’re not overpaying any of their players. Such a well run organization, with a perfect understanding of the salary cap.
    —————————————————————–
    Glad to see you’re not still mad about the Giants beating ” YOUR Patriots” twice in the Super Bowl? Do you post pouty missives like this on every Eagles story too?

    18-1. Deal with it!

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    Thank you! I wonder if this guy ever posts on Pats page?

  3. dontbestupidyoumoron says:
    September 13, 2018 at 12:26 am
    Good news on his ankle getting better. But fans want to know if his knee will hold up during the entire national anthem while he plants it firmly on the ground.
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    Speak for yourself, little man.

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