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Giants agree to shell out over $145 million for Janoris Jenkins, Olivier Vernon

The Olivier Vernon deal is said to be the most lucrative ever for a defensive player in guaranteed money.
The Giants will have two dynamic playmakers in 2016.Getty Images

The Giants had a lot of money to spend in free agency. And they spent a ton of it on two defensive stars.

FOX Sports reported that New York had offered former Dolphin defensive endOlivier Vernon an $85 million contract for the next five seasons. With$52.5m guaranteed, he will ink the biggest contract ever for a defender with regard to promised cash.

Just hours earlier it was also revealed that the G-Men were signing who they hope will be a shut down corner in Janoris Jenkins. He will reportedly sign a five-year deal worth $62 million.

Jenkins, a former Ram, was a second-round pick in 2012 and he dove in as a starter right away. He has started 60 games in his four-year career.

As for Vernon, who will make $15 million every season if he plays out his contract, is just 25-years-old and already has 29 career sacks, including 7.5 last season.

It was a wild day for the pass-rusher, who started the day with a tag from Miami that was lifted, making him a free agent.

 

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