Giants Trade Olivier Vernon To Browns For Guard Kevin Zeitler
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Mar 10, 2019,
Mar 10, 2019, 0:46
Cleveland also swapped its 155th pick in the draft for New York's 132nd, according to Garafolo. "This is clearly a team that feels it's on the precipice of doing something significant, not just having a winning season, but making the playoffs, making a run of some kind".
By trading him prior to June 1, the Giants will save $11.5 million against the cap and carry $8 million in dead money on their books for the 2019 season.
With playmakers such as Pro Bowl running back Saquon Barkley and dynamic wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., the Giants' offense has the potential to be among the most prolific in the National Football League, especially after plugging Zeitler into the starting lineup.
The NFL Network reporter also pointed out that discussions never got serious from the Giants end because of the offer. He signed a five-year deal with the Giants in 2016 and was elected to the Pro Bowl two years later.
The Giants struggled mightily to protect Eli Manning last season, allowing 47 sacks. After starting the first two games last season, he suffered fractures of his lower right leg and ankle against Dallas and was placed on injured reserve following surgery.
As this news is just developing, we'll have more on how each team can utilize each player to their full potential, and why this move makes the most sense for both sides.
Zeitler was entering the third year of a five-year, $60 million pact he signed in March of 2017.
This trade was a win-win for the Browns and Giants. Corbett saw very limited playing time as a rookie.