The New York Giants have been making moves on the defensive end all week, letting go of some of their top talent. Landon Collins was unsigned and allowed to go into free agency earlier this week. Now, the Giants have moved off of linebacker Olivier Vernon.
New York has agreed to trade linebacker Olivier Vernon to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for guard Kevin Zeitler, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Friday, per sources.
Giants traded DE Olivier Vernon for RG Kevin Zeitler, source tells ESPN.
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The Giants will also receive a 2019 fifth-round pick from Cleveland (No. 155), while the Browns receive a 2019 fourth-round pick from New York (No. 132).
The Giants are likely to have many moves throughout the offseason to try to reshape the organization. Reports claimed they have been taking calls for star wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr.