With all of the attention paid to Odell Beckham Jr. and his absence from voluntary OTAs, including the reports that he is sending the Giants a message about his contract, the fact that star defensive end Olivier Vernon has also not attended has been a footnote.
That, of course, probably has something to do with the fact that Vernon’s every move in recent weeks hasn’t been documented via social media. Not to mention that Vernon doesn’t carry with him the history of histrionics that make you wonder about the meaning of every move he makes.
Regardless of that, the Giants can expect Vernon to be in attendance for the upcoming mandatory mini-camp:
Vernon vowed on Tuesday night that he'll report for the mandatory mini-camp, but don't expect to see the All-Pro at the final two OTAs this week. "I just know when I get back with the team, we're going to be all right," Vernon said on Tuesday night while in Manhattan for the third annual David Tyree Charity Bowl to benefit the Children of the City. "That's all I know. I know those guys are working hard right now and so am I."
Vernon had 8.5 sacks last season and earned second-team All-Pro honors despite playing much of the season with an injured left hand. Vernon’s five-year, $85 million contract does include a $250,000 workout bonus.