EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon will miss the first game of his six-year NFL career Sunday when the Giants host the San Diego Chargers. Vernon, dealing with an ankle injury he tried unsuccessfully to play through last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will be inactive.
Vernon had played in 84 straight games. Running back Paul Perkins and Weston Richburg are also inactive. Perkins (ribs) and Richburg (concussion) were declared out on Friday.
Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, as he had promised during the week, is playing.
Brett Jones willstart at center in place of Richburg. Wayne Gallman and Orleans Darkwa will get work at running back in Perkins’ absence, with Darkwa announced as the starter. Kerry Wynn will start in place of Vernon.
Giants go away from D.J. Fluker after one week. John Jerry active and expected to start. Bobby Hart returns at RT, shifting Pugh back to LG.— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) October 8, 2017
Former Giant running back Andre Williams, just added to the Chargers’ 53-man roster on Saturday, will be active for Los Angeles.
DE Olivier Vernon (ankle)
C Weston Richburg (concussion)
RB Paul Perkins (ribs)
QB Davis Webb
TE Matt LaCosse
DT Robert Thomas
CB Michael Hunter