March 09, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Giants sign Olivier Vernon to blockbuster $85 million deal, also sign Damon Harrison
The New York Giants struck a blockbuster deal with former Miami Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon, an $85 million pact over five years that includes $40 million fully guaranteed, $52.5 million total guaranteed, according to an NFL source. Vernon gets $29 million in the first year, $41 million through two years and $54 million through three years. It's the biggest defensive end or edge rusher deal in history for average, for first-year, second-year and third-year payout, full guaranteed money and total guaranteed money. The Giants also signed New York Jets defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison one day after signing defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to a $10.5 million deal. The Dolphins beat out the Jacksonville Jaguars in a bidding war for Vernon. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.