Giants OLB Olivier Vernon will return to practice on Wednesday, coach Pat Shurmur said on WFAN.
Vernon missed the team's season opener against the Jaguars with a sprained ankle.
"He'll be out there this week," Shurmur said on WFAN. "He's getting closer. He's a fast healer, from what I'm told, and he's going to be at practice [Wednesday] and throughout."
Vernon's return would be welcomed by a team searching for its first victory of the season. Still, Shurmur was still pleased with the way his team's defense performed against Jacksonvile, regardless of Vernon's absence.
"We got some good rushes out of the guys on the inside," he said. "I thought for the most part we did a good job of disrupting [Blake] Bortles. A couple of times we got knockdowns and tipped balls. I thought for the most part they did a good job … I thought the guys who played, contributed well."
"We're going to use the whole roster in terms of the D-line and the edge players to make sure we get fresh good snaps," Shurmur said.
Vernon is in his third season with the Giants after spending the first four seasons of his career with the Dolphins. He logged one interception, one deflection, two forced fumbles, 6.5 sacks, and 23 tackles in 12 games with the Giants last season.