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Giants news, 10/6: Olivier Vernon, read option woes, more

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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are a few non-Odell Beckham Jr. headlines for your Saturday morning.

Could Olivier Vernon debut vs. Eagles?

The Giants have a short week coming up after Sunday as they host the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football.

Maybe, just maybe, Olivier Vernon will debut after missing five games with his high ankle sprain.

“(Olivier Vernon) had a really good week, he was close [to being ready for the Panthers], but not quite close enough. So we backed off just a little bit today to give him some rest. I think you probably saw that he wasn’t out there with a helmet on, so that’s really what happened. Best week, no setbacks, just we felt like here at the end of the week because he did so much more and he was involved in team activity, just give him a little rest moving forward,” head coach Pat Shurmur said. “I’m optimistic [about Thursday]. I felt really good about this week too, so we will just have to see.”

McGovern: No single reason for zone read issues

Linebackers coach Bill McGovern was asked for his perspective on defending the zone read, and why the Giants have struggled with it this season.

“For a defense, it’s doing your job, being responsible. One guy gets his wrong, you get out of your gap, you don’t have the guy there, because the quarterback being a runner now adds an extra gap,” McGovern said. “It’s all of it, it’s not one person. If it was one person, we would change that guy. We’ve missed an assignment here, we’ve missed an assignment there, or a guy being in the wrong spot, and maybe it was a bad call on our part, too. It could be all of that.”

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