Hey kids, it's a major player-for-player trade. These are always fun and we don't get many of them. Cleveland is sending right guard Kevin Zeitler and pick 155 (fifth round) to the Giants for pass-rusher Olivier Vernon and pick 132 (fourth). The Browns made Zeitler the best-paid guard in the game a couple years ago but they'll now replace him with 2018 second-round pick Austin Corbett. It's a big upgrade for the Giants from Jamon Brown at right guard. Meanwhile, Vernon is scheduled to make $15.5 million this year; the deal leaves the Giants with $8 million in dead money but also saves them $11.5 million against the cap. Vernon had 29.5 hurries last year by SIS charting; no other Giants pass-rusher had more than 18.
Browns Deal Zeitler to Giants for Vernon
8 Mar 2019, 12:43pm by Aaron Schatz