Jadeveon Clowney, Olivier Vernon could help the Giants for the right price
There are at least two pass rushers that the New York Giants could sign this offseason in free agency in veterans Jadeveon Clowney and Olivier Vernon.
Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Report says that the Giants should avoid signing either player, but should they?
Of course Vernon was a member of the Giants from 2016-2018 before being traded to the Cleveland Browns. Unfortuantely though he ended up tearing his Achilles at the end of this past season.
Vernon is 30 years-old and coming off of a nine sack season. With the salary cap not expected to go up much, he may have to settle for a one-year deal worth around the league minimum. But with his Achilles injury he may not be ready for week one, so signing him may not be a good idea for the Giants.
When it comes to Clowney, if the Giants could get him for the league minimum on a one-year deal it would make sense as well. Like Vernon he could come in as at least a situational pass rusher or an every down player, depending on how much he has fallen off as a player.
But at the end of the day, signing Clowney as a situational pass rusher at a low salary for one season would be a good thing if they could get it done. And again, if I had to choose one I would go with Clowney because I would stay away from Vernon who’s recovering from a torn Achilles.