As a rookie in the NFL trying to make a team, you can’t have anything slow you down. Contract negotiations or injuries can be the death of a new career.
Vernon suffered the tweak of the ankle when he was trying to strip the ball from fellow rookie Lamar Miller. He fell to the ground in pain. He did however return to the field about 30 minutes later to resume practice.
Here’s Vernon during rookie OTA talking about his opportunity with the Dolphins