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Expectations high for Olivier Vernon after new deal

Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon  speaks with the

Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon  speaks with the media after training camp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Friday, July 29, 2016. Photo Credit: Steven Ryan

You have a problem with Olivier Vernon’s contract? Get in line.

An offensive line, that is.

The defensive end, who inked a five-year, $85-million deal with the Giants during the offseason, understands that the contract comes with high expectations. “I’d be a fool not to believe that,” the former Dolphin said Friday after his first practice with his new team.

For those who don’t believe he is worth that kind of investment, he issued a challenge. “It is what it is,” he said of the doubters. “You watch on film and you see what I can do. If you something wrong about that , then you can go against me and we’ll see what happens.”

Short and sweet

The Giants’ first practice of camp lasted barely over an hour, was held inside the fieldhouse because of morning rains and did not include a single drill in which an offensive player lined up against a defensive player.

“It was a quick one,” coach Ben McAdoo said. “We were on and off today to get the cobwebs out a little bit.”

Saturday morning’s workout is expected to include team-on-team drills.

Giant steps

Defensive tackles Damon Harrison (knee) and Jay Bromley (ankle) remain on the physically unable to perform list, so the Giants added two players, Jermelle Cudjo and Davon Coleman. They waived receiver Donte Foster and defensive tackle Melvin Lewis, who had been placed on the non-football injury list on Thursday . . . Undrafted defensive tackle Greg Milhouse found himself in a strange place for his first NFL practice: starting. Milhouse, from Campbell University, lined up with the first team because of the injuries to Harrison and Bromley . . . The Giants announced they have added Michael Murphy and D.J. Boisture to their scouting staff.

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