Olivier Vernon carted off field with an ankle injury New York
Giants starting outside linebacker and defensive end Olivier Vernon left practice today with an apparent ankle injury. The Vernon reportedly got his foot tangled while working through blocks in practice Sunday afternoon http://www.giantsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-b.j.-goodson-jersey , and was carted off the field. Head coach Pat Shurmur spoke to the media after practice, and didn’t give much in the way of details, simply saying that he is being evaluated. Vernon was set to play a key role in the Giants’ defense as their primary edge rusher in both base and nickel defenses. He had taken to the role of outside linebacker well and had been on a tear throughout training camp and the preseason. That he didn’t seem to be in any real kind of pain is encouraging Womens Odell Beckham Jr Jersey , but the severity of the injury is unknown as of this writing. Time could be against the Giants if Vernon has anything more than a mild injury. The regular season is a scant two weeks away, and the defense needs Vernon healthy. He has played through injury each of the last two years and it has visibly hampered him. Reserve DE/OLB Romeo Okwara replaced Vernon with the starters when he left the field. New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur hinted late in the week that Kyle Lauletta, 0-for-5 last week in his NFL debut agains the Washington Redskins Womens Janoris Jenkins Jersey , might have fallen back to No. 3 on the team’s quarterback depth chart.That came to fruition Sunday as Lauletta, a rookie fourth-round pick from Richmond, was made inactive for the Week 15 game against the Tennessee Titans. That means veteran journeyman Alex Tanney will return to the backup role. He was No. 2 behind Eli Manning for the Giants’ first 11 games. Lauletta was active against the Redskins and Chicago Bears.Lauletta threw an interception on his second pass against Washington Womens Landon Collins Jersey , and nearly had a couple of other throws intercepted.This will be the second straight game the Giants play without Odell Beckham Jr., who has a quad injury.Here are the complete Giants’ inactives:WR Odell Beckham Jr.QB Kyle LaulettaDB Tony LippettS Kamrin Moore C Evan Brown TE Garrett DickersonDT John Jenkins
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