Dolphins DE Olivier Vernon: Latest loss 'made me a little sick'

Olivier Vernon had one of his best games of the season against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, recording one sack and a handful of pressures on Tony Romo.His performance was especially impressive with it coming against Tyron Smith, one of the best left tackles in the NFL. He helped hold the Cowboys offense in check for much of the game, but Dallas was able to pull away late.The Miami...
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November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins' Vernon fined for hits on Marcus Mariota

Olivier Vernon got dinged by the league. Mike Ehrmann Getty Images North AmericaMiami Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon has been fined $37,363 by the NFL for two hits on Titans rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota.Vernon was docked for a pair of roughing-the-passer infractions. On the hit that hurt Mariota, Vernon was fined $17,363. He then was given a $20,000 fine for hitting...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Whisenhunt on Mariota: He’s frustrated, he wants to play

The Tennessee Titans will be without rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 7. According to head coach Ken Whisenhunt, Mariota’s sprained MCL will keep him out on Sunday, leaving Zach Mettenberger to start against the 5-1 Falcons. “He’s frustrated because he wants to play,” said Whisenhunt. Mariota said earlier in the week that he had...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins DE Olivier Vernon fined for hit on Titans QB Marcus Mariota, will appeal

Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon has been fined a yet to be disclosed amount of money for his low hit to the knees of Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota on Sunday. Vernon has stated that he will be appealing the fine, and he's bothered that his reputation has now come into question as a result of the play.“What stood out to me is they kept playing the same angle of it, which...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins DE Olivier Vernon fined for low hit on Marcus Mariota

Following his controversial low hit on Marcus Mariota Sunday, Miami Dolphins defensive end vowed that he's not a dirty player. Well, it didn't seem to make a difference in the NFL's eyes.On Wednesday, Vernon said he was fined by the league for the hit that caused a sprained MCL for Mariota, according to ProFootballTalk. Vernon does plan to appeal the fine, though.Vernon was flagged...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Olivier Vernon delivers cheap shot to Marcus Mariota’s legs (video)

A Miami Dolphins defender made a dirty play, and it wasn’t the one who most people would suspect. Olivier Vernon, not Ndamukong Suh, was penalized for going low on Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota during the first half of Sunday’s game at Tennessee. The Titans’ rookie stayed in the game, but didn’t appear right after the hit despite completing 10 of his first 12 passes...
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October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins DE Olivier Vernon on disappointing start: 'I gotta do better'

Entering this season, the Miami Dolphins were expected to have one of the league's most potent pass rushes. Needless to say, that's been far from the case.Through four games, the Dolphins have recorded just one sack -- five fewer than any other team. The trio of Cameron Wake, Ndamukong Suh, and Olivier Vernon have greatly disappointed and combined for just 15 tackles, with 10 of...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Miami Dolphins need to let Olivier Vernon walk

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported Wednesday that there has been no talk between the Dolphins and Olivier Vernon yet. The keyword there is yet. At some point through this season both parties will sit down and discuss the future for both sides, it’s inevitable. How Vernon does this season will dictate what type of contract he will get next offseason and let’s be honest...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins DEs Cameron Wake, Olivier Vernon named top-20 in NFL

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 defensive ends in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s DE to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Emergence of Vernon makes Miami's defense stronger

Olivier Vernon isn't on the Pro Bowl ballot, doesn't do a sack dance and expressed surprise Wednesday to be chosen the AFC defensive player of the week. ''I'm not a big accolades guy,'' Vernon said. Even so, the Miami Dolphins' second-year defensive end is winning acclaim for making their strength even stronger. The front four is the Dolphins' deepest, most dominant unit, and Vernon...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

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