The 28-year-old linebacker is heading to Cleveland after the 2 groups reached a deal on March 8, the groups introduced on Wednesday.
The #NYGiants have acquired Kevin Zeitler, Jabrill Peppers and a pair of draft picks from the Cleveland Browns (pending physicals).
— New York Giants (@Giants) March 13, 2019
In change, the Browns are sending guard Kevin Zeitler to New York. Cleveland will get a fourth-round decide (No. 132), whereas the Giants are getting a fifth-round choice (No. 155) in return. The phrases will not be official till the brand new league yr opens on March 13.
Vernon signed a five-year, $85 million with the Giants in 2016 and he is nonetheless due $15.25 million in base wage for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
Vernon, who was chosen by the Dolphins within the third spherical of the 2012 draft, has tallied 22 sacks and 131 tackles in 39 video games with the Giants. He missed 9 contests over the previous two seasons with ankle points, however he led the Giants final season by posting seven of the group’s 30 sacks.
The Giants are coming off a 5-11 season, whereas the resurgent Browns completed with a 7-8-1 report.