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wait for free agency’s opening to make some noise.Looking for a pass rusher to bookend with Pro Bowler Myles Garrett Jonathan Stewart Jerseys 2019 , Cleveland has agreed to acquire defensive end Olivier Vernon from the New York Giants in exchange for guard Kevin Zeitler, a person familiar with the deal told the Associated Press.The teams are also swapping draft picks, with the Browns getting No. 132 for pick No. 155, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the teams have not announced the trade.The trade won’t become official until 4 p.m. on March 13, the start of free agency and the NFL’s calendar year.The 28-year-old Vernon started 39 games over three seasons with the Giants. He’ll give the Browns needed depth and experience up front. Vernon has 51 sacks in seven seasons, including seven last year when he was named a Pro Bowler in New York. Vernon, who has had some injury issues, spent his first four with the Miami Dolphins.Vernon’s arrival as another edge rusher could free up Garrett from double teams and allow the Browns to focus on a defensive tackle in the draft. There is depth at that position in this year’s class, and Cleveland could land one with the No. 17 overall pick.Vernon is set to make $15.5 million in each of the two remaining years on his contract.Zeitler just completed his second season with the Browns, who signed him to a five-year, $60 million deal as a free agent in 2017 after five seasons with Cincinnati. The 29-year-old was one of Cleveland’s best linemen last season White Nate Solder Jerseys , helping anchor the group following Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas‘ retirement.Zeitler’s spot will likely be filled by Austin Corbett, a second-round pick last season. Zeitler joins an underperforming line in New York that he should upgrade significantly.The Giants struggled mightily to protect Eli Manning last season, allowing 47 sacks. But running back Saquon Barkley was the league’s Offensive Rookie of the Year despite playing behind an inconsistent unit.Zeitler should vastly improve that group, although New York could look to draft offensive linemen next month. But his addition allows the Giants to focus their first-round spot, sixth overall, on other needs, perhaps even on a quarterback.New York also re-signed center Jon Hilapio, who was an exclusive-rights free agent and is projected to be a starter in 2019.Halapio started the first two games of 2018 before he broke his right leg and ankle and underwent surgery, missing the rest of the season.The trade for Vernon is the second major move on the eve of free agency by Browns general manager John Dorsey. He released veteran linebacker Jamie Collins earlier this week.NOTES: The Browns tendered restricted free agent wide receiver Rashard Higgins and two exclusive rights free agents: defensive tackle Trevon Coley and defensive back Jermaine Whitehead. A fifth-round pick in 2016 by Cleveland, Higgins had a breakout season in 2018 with 39 catches for 572 yards and four touchdowns. If Higgins agrees to a deal with another team, the Browns can match it. If they decline Nate Solder Jerseys 2019 , the Browns would get a fifth-round pick as compensation. Coley has started 29 games over the past two seasons. Whitehead played only special teams in seven games after being claimed on waivers from Green Bay. How did Big Blue View do on the first day of our Draft-A-Thon?"The first day of the 2019 Big Blue View Draft-A-Thon is in the books and so far the Big Blue View community has done some solid work. In the first round the New York Giants came away with help on both the offensive and defensive lines with Ed Oliver (iDL, Houston) and Jonah Williams (OT, Alabama) at sixth and 17th overall, respectively. Oliver swill slot in right away as a defensive end in base personnel packages and a 3-technique defensive tackle in nickel packages. He has uncommon athleticism and movement skills to go with impressive power for a smaller lineman and should be an immediate boost to the Giants’ pass rush now that he is freed from playing nose tackle. The upside with Oliver is tremendous as he should only get better with coaching as he learns to use his hands, be more aware of the play, and finish his rushes.Williams is an immediate starter at right tackle, with the potential to allow the Giants to move on from Nate Solder if they so choose after 2019. He is a bit undersized from what NFL teams usually prefer for offensive tackles, but makes up for it with great technique, leverage, and functional play strength. He is an accomplished pass protector as well as run blocker at both right and left tackle positions. In the second round the BBV selected Missouri QB Drew Lock for the Giants, hopefully solving their quarterback question in the long term. Lock is an experienced passer White Kareem Martin Jerseys , but has been inaccurate throughout his college career. The Giants will hope that a year of being coached while sitting behind Eli Manning will help to harness his physical tools, which are impressive.In the third round, BBV was faced with some uninspiring choices. If the draft rules allowed, a reach or a trade down probably would have been preferable to selecting one of the players inside the list of the ten best players available. But without reaching or trading on the table, the BBV community selected Ben Powers (OG, Oklahoma). Mississippi tight end Dawson Knox was ahead for most of the polling period, but Powers closed and passed him with about fifteen minutes to go and finished with 200 votes to Knox’s 184. Powers would start his Giants’ career as a depth player, but the powerful guard could give the Giants the option to move on from Kevin Zeitler’s hefty contract following the 2019 season, getting the Giants $22 million in cap savings over the 2020 and 2021 seasons with no dead money.Giants’ Draft So Far6) Ed Oliver (iDL, Houston)17) Jonah Williams (OT, Alabama) 37) Drew Lock (QB Kareem Martin Jerseys 2019 , Missouri)95) Ben Powers (OG, Oklahoma)The Draft-A-Thon will be back at 9am Tuesday morning for the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh rounds. Because the Giants have 8 selections across those rounds, each pick will only get 45 minutes to be made.

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