A largely silent season thanks largely to ankle trouble might have left Vernon sitting on many waiver wires at this stage. That should change this week.
For just the 2nd time since Week 3, Vernon notched a sack in Sunday’s loss to the Eagles. That came among 5 QB hits against Philly backup LT Halapoulivaati Vaitai.
In Week 16, Vernon will face a Cardinals offense that recently placed LT Jared Veldheer on IR and has allowed 19 sacks over just the past 3 weeks -- 5+ to each of those opponents.