The Giants have ruled OLB Olivier Vernon out for Sunday's opener against the Jaguars because of an ankle injury. We'll see about his status for Week 2. New York will miss its top pass rusher in the 1st game under new DC James Bettcher, but you shouldn't have been planning to use this defense in fantasy anyway.

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Browns DE Olivier Vernon (knee) is inactive for today's game against the Bengals. He barely played in last week's return from a 3-game absence for the injury, so Vernon's knee clearly wasn't ready. DE Chad Thomas is the upside IDP play on the Cleveland D-line.

Browns DE Olivier Vernon is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals. He put in limited practices Wednesday and Thursday before missing Friday's practice. Vernon barely played in last week's return from his knee injury and doesn't look like a good bet for IDP lineups this week, even if active.

Browns DE Olivier Vernon (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers. He missed the past 3 games with the injury but put in limited practices all this week. We'll check his status Sunday morning.

The Browns have ruled Olivier Vernon (knee) out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. It'll be the 3rd straight game Vernon has missed for his knee injury. Chad Thomas should continue to start in his place. Chris Smith looks like the other starter. He's a 6th-year veteran with just 8.5 career sacks.

The Browns have ruled DE Olivier Vernon out for Thursday night's game against the Steelers. It'll be the 2nd straight game he has missed with his knee injury. Chad Thomas started in his place last week and delivered a sack, but Pittsburgh presents a negative matchup for pass rushers.

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