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.
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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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