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  Rams | Vernon Gholston cut    Fri Aug 31, 01:57 PM

The St. Louis Rams cut DL Vernon Gholston Friday, Aug. 31.

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  Rams | Vernon Gholston signed    Wed Aug 22, 07:37 PM

The St. Louis Rams have signed free-agent DE Vernon Gholston (Bears). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: One more go-round for one of the most colossal draft busts in NFL history. We'd be surprised if he survives the first round of roster cuts.

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  Jets | GM takes blame for Vernon Gholston selection    Tue Apr 24, 01:33 PM

New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum takes full responsibility for drafting free-agent DL Vernon Gholston (Bears) with the sixth overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. Gholston played just five games with the team in three seasons. 'Ultimately, that was my decision,' Tannenbaum said. 'There were a lot of things we liked about Vernon: his measurables, production, and obviously it didn't work out. Why it didn't, we've looked at that quite a bit.'

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  Lions | Vernon Gholston works out     Wed Dec 14, 10:24 AM

The Detroit Lions worked out free-agent DL Vernon Gholston (Bears) Tuesday, Dec. 13.

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  Texans | Vernon Gholston works out     Wed Sep 21, 08:36 AM

The Houston Texans worked out free-agent DL Vernon Gholston (Bears) Tuesday, Sept. 20.

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  Bears | Five players released    Mon Aug 29, 01:24 PM

The Chicago Bears have released QB Trevor Vittatoe, C J.C. Brignone, DE Vernon Gholston, DT Tank Tyler and LB Tanner Antle.

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  Bears | Vernon Gholston out of favor?    Tue Aug 23, 12:07 AM

Chicago Bears DL Vernon Gholston remained on the sidelined in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 22, while DLs Nick Reed and Mario Addison entered before he did. Gholston had his best practice of training camp last week, but he is well down in the rotation.

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  Bears | Mario Addison, Vernon Gholston seeing more work    Thu Aug 18, 04:47 PM

Chicago Bears DLs Mario Addison and Vernon Gholston are seeing increased repetitions in practice with DL Corey Wootton (knee) injured. Addison is having a solid training camp, and the team is starting to see small improvements from Gholston. The Bears see Gholston as a better fit in a 4-3 defensive scheme.

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  Bears | Vernon Gholston added    Fri Jul 29, 07:30 PM

The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms with free-agent DL Vernon Gholston (Jets). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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  Bears | Interested in Vernon Gholston    Fri Jul 29, 05:35 PM

The Chicago Bears are interested in free-agent DE Vernon Gholston (Jets) and are prepared to bring him in.

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  Browns | Not believed to be interested in Vernon Gholston    Sun May 22, 02:49 PM

The Cleveland Browns are not believed to have any interest in free-agent DE Vernon Gholston (Jets) once free agency begins.

Footballguys view: Gholston couldn't make it in a Rex Ryan defense, and has to go down as one of the biggest draft busts in NFL history.

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  NFL | Vernon Gholston could receive interest    Sun Mar 6, 05:37 PM

Free-agent DE Vernon Gholston (Jets) could receive interest from at least one team this offseason if he is willing to sign for the league minimum, according to Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com.

Footballguys view: Gholston was a bust for the Jets after being the 6th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. Some team will give him a shot to compete, but we're not expecting him to turn things around with a fresh start.

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  NFL | Vernon Gholston clears waivers    Fri Mar 4, 05:58 PM

Free-agent DE Vernon Gholston (Jets) has cleared waivers, reports FOXSports.com's Adam Caplan.

Footballguys view: Not a surprise here. Gholston has gone down as one of the biggest busts in the history of the NFL Draft.

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  Jets | Two released    Wed Mar 2, 08:51 PM

The New York Jets have waived DE Vernon Gholston and released TE Ben Hartsock.

Footballguys view: Gholston now has to go down as one of the biggest busts in NFL Draft history.

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  Jets | Will release four players    Mon Feb 28, 06:26 PM

The New York Jets will release OT Damien Woody, DE Vernon Gholston, DT Kris Jenkins and LB Jason Taylor, sources told Manish Mehta, of the New York Daily News. The team may look to re-sign the players to a reduced salary after they are released.

Footballguys view: The veterans have a good chance of making it somewhere else, except Gholston. He'll go down as one of the biggest busts in draft history.

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  Jets | Vernon Gholston not expected to return    Fri Feb 18, 01:00 PM

The New York Jets are expected let DE Vernon Gholston go this offseason, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini.

Footballguys view: Gholston is one of the biggest draft busts in the history of the league, and the Jets would be wise to wash their hands of him.

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  Jets | May move on from Vernon Gholston    Fri Jan 28, 02:37 PM

New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum indicated the team may decide to release DE Vernon Gholston if they do believe he has a role on the team, reports Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger.

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  Jets | Week 20 Inactives    Sun Jan 23, 05:43 PM

The New York Jets have declared DL Jarron Gilbert, TE Jeff Cumberland, FB John Conner, QB Kellen Clemens, DL Marcus Dixon, TE Matthew Mulligan, WR Patrick Turner, LB Vernon Gholston inactive for Week 20.

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  Jets | Week 19 Inactives    Sun Jan 16, 03:17 PM

The New York Jets have declared WR Brad Smith, DL Jarron Gilbert, TE Jeff Cumberland, FB John Conner, QB Kellen Clemens, DL Marcus Dixon, TE Matthew Mulligan, LB Vernon Gholston inactive for Week 19.

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  Jets | Week 18 Inactives    Sat Jan 8, 06:59 PM

The New York Jets have declared CB Isaiah Trufant, DL Jarron Gilbert, TE Jeff Cumberland, RB Joe McKnight, QB Kellen Clemens, DL Marcus Dixon, LB Vernon Gholston, OL Vlad Ducasse inactive for Week 18.

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  Jets | May play younger players in finale    Wed Dec 29, 11:40 PM

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan indicated that the team may run with some younger players in their Week 17 game against the Buffalo Bills, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini. RB Joe McKnight, DL Vernon Gholston, CB Kyle Wilson, FB John Conner and DL Marcus Dixon could all see increased playing time.

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  Jets | Vernon Gholston may start in Week 10    Thu Nov 11, 03:46 PM

New York Jets DE Vernon Gholston may start at defensive end in Week 10 because the Cleveland Browns like to use heavy personnel groupings and Gholston has done well stopping the run, reports Conor Orr, of The Star-Ledger.

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  Jets | Vernon Gholston to start Week 9    Sun Nov 7, 12:08 PM

New York Jets DL Vernon Gholston will start in place of DL Mike DeVito during Week 9, reports Manish Mehta, of The New York Daily News. It is Gholston's fourth career start, and his last one came as a rookie.

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  Jets | Coach believes Vernon Gholston will become excellent player    Sat Nov 6, 11:32 AM

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said DE Vernon Gholston has made improvements this season and believes that Gholston will become an excellent player in the future, reports Manish Mehta, of the New York Daily News. Ryan believes Gholston could have a long career with the Jets.

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  Jets | Vernon Gholston could see bigger role Week 4    Wed Sep 29, 11:01 AM

New York Jets DE Vernon Gholston will have a bigger role in the defense if LB Jamaal Westerman (hamstring, ankle) is not able to play in Week 4, according to Manish Mehta, of the New York Daily News.

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  Jets | D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Vernon Gholston were with Braylon Edwards    Tue Sep 21, 06:20 PM

New York Jets OT D'Brickashaw Ferguson and DL Vernon Gholston were both in the car with WR Braylon Edwards when he was arrested for driving while intoxicated Tuesday, Sept. 21, according to ESPN.com. Edwards will have to appear in court Nov. 9 to answer the charges.

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  Jets | Vernon Gholston has shown improvement    Thu Sep 2, 12:42 PM

New York Jets LB Vernon Gholston has shown improvement this preseason and will split time between defensive end and linebacker with LB Calvin Pace (foot) out, reports the New York Daily News' Kevin Armstrong.

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  Jets | Coach happy with Vernon Gholston's play Monday morning    Mon Aug 9, 01:04 PM

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he has excited by how DE Vernon Gholston performed during practice Monday, Aug. 9, and hopes Gholston can string together several productive practices, reports Manish Mehta, of the New York Daily News. 'That�s the best day he�s had since I�ve been here. I want to see him string some together� This is the most excited I�ve ever been about Vernon Gholston�. Whatever he had for breakfast, he needs to eat (more). That was big time,' Ryan said.

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  Jets | Vernon Gholston will make roster spot    Fri Aug 6, 01:04 PM

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said DE Vernon Gholston will have a spot on the roster this season as a backup defensive end, reports Jane McManus, of ESPNNewYork.com. Ryan said Gholston will play better this season.

Footballguys view: Gholston may still have value to his team, but he has no value to your fantasy IDP team as a DE.

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  Jets | Rex raves about Gholston    Sun May 30, 05:27 PM

Craig Thomas, from Scout.com, reports Rex Ryan commented on DE Vernon Gholston - "I don't know if you guys noticed, but in our first team thing he split two guys and would have had a sack. That's three practices in a row where he would have had a sack. I'm not going to say anything to you about Vernon because I don't want to (jinx) him, but he's really doing well."

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  Jets | Vernon Gholston hopes to add some weight     Fri May 28, 12:28 PM

New York Jets DE Vernon Gholston said he hopes to add about 10 pounds before the start of the season because his move to defensive end, reports Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger. Gholston played at 260 pounds last season as a linebacker.

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  Jets | Vernon Gholston says move to DE going well    Fri May 28, 12:21 PM

New York Jets DE Vernon Gholston said his move to defensive end has gone well so far, and head coach Rex Ryan said Gholston has performed really well during workouts, reports Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger.

Footballguys view: Gholston could be a very intriguing sleeper in IDP leagues. 3-4 defensive ends aren't usually exciting fantasy prospects, but Gholston gets to rush from the edge and play in space occasionally, he could be a nice commodity. As more and more teams move away from the 4-3, solid 3-4 DE producers will be more viable in IDP leagues.

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  Jets | Vernon Gholston's contract restructured    Sun Apr 25, 08:53 PM

New York Jets LB Vernon Gholston has had his contract restructured, a source familiar with the situation told ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini and Adam Schefter. The team has lowered his base salary with a chance for him to recoup the money by reaching incentives, according to the source. Specific terms of the restructuring were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: During draft season, let us take a moment to remember one of the biggest busts in recent memory, and one people were calling before he was even drafted in the top 10.

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  Jets | Gholston working at DE    Wed Apr 21, 05:04 PM

Rich Cimini, for ESPNNewYork.com, reports New York Jets LB Vernon Gholston has been working at defensive end during offseason workouts, and the team is considering moving Gholston to defensive end permanently, according to sources.

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  Jets | Players unhappy with Jones release    Tue Mar 2, 10:07 AM

Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports the release of New York Jets RB Thomas Jones is a decision that stung several veterans on the team. 'I can tell you, it's not going to be a popular move in the locker room,' said one player, speaking on the condition of anonymity. 'We loved T.J. The man loved the game and put it all on the line only to get dumped after his best season. I think you should reward players for performance. You dump him but give LB Vernon Gholston another shot? Doesn't make sense.' OG Alan Faneca said it would be difficult to replace Jones' intangibles and production. 'It just goes to show the business side of the game, when such a productive guy like T.J. is released,' Faneca said in an e-mail. 'To be so close last year, and then for T.J. not to be there with us going after the ring again is what hurts.'

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  Jets | Ryan says Gholston facing important season    Sat Feb 27, 06:32 PM

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, during his interview at the NFL Scouting Combine, said it is a make-or-break season for LB Vernon Gholston next season but expects Gholston to make big strides.

Footballguys view: These statements make it seem like the Jets will not release Gholston like some had speculated earlier this offseason.

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  Jets | Could release Gholston    Wed Feb 17, 03:00 PM

Adam Rank, of NFL.com, reports the New York Jets could release LB Vernon Gholston during the offseason, because they would not face a big salary cap hit due to the uncapped season, according to NFL.com's Steve Wyche.

Footballguys view: Gholston has failed to impress during his time with the Jets, and has not been the impact player that he was hyped up to be.

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  Jets | Tannenbaum believes Gholston has passion for game    Fri Jan 29, 03:46 PM

Mark Cannizzaro, of the New York Post, reports New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said he does not think LB Vernon Gholston has lost his love for playing football. 'He's never missed a workout, doesn't miss practice. I have no objective information to say this guy doesn't like football. He may he quiet, but that doesn't mean he's not passionate,' Tannenbaum said.

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  Jets | Gholston expected to return    Thu Jan 28, 06:41 PM

New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said during a press conference that he expects LB Vernon Gholston to be with the team next season.

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  Jets | Teammates critical of Gholston    Wed Jan 27, 11:07 AM

Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports if the New York Jets opt to release LB Vernon Gholston in the offseason, he would not be missed in the locker room. 'I don't see the passion,' said one of Gholston's teammates, speaking on the condition of anonymity. 'He plays stiff and he just doesn't seem to have that love for the game. I've never seen any emotion at all.'

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  Jets | Gholston's future uncertain    Tue Jan 26, 05:26 PM

Dave Hutchinson, of The Star Ledger, reports New York Jets LB Vernon Gholston's future with the team is uncertain this offseason even though the team owes him roughly $11 million in guaranteed money.

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  Jets | Gholston practices in full Friday    Fri Nov 27, 10:04 PM

New York Jets LB Vernon Gholston (hamstring) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 27, and he is expected to return for Week 12. He is listed as probable for the game.

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  Jets | Gholston limited Thursday    Thu Nov 26, 07:59 PM

New York Jets LB Vernon Gholston (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 26. He may be a game-time decision for Week 12.

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  Jets | Gholston limited Wednesday    Wed Nov 25, 06:30 PM

Updating a previous report, New York Jets LB Vernon Gholston (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 25.

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  Jets | Gholston practices Wednesday    Wed Nov 25, 04:15 PM

Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets LB Vernon Gholston (hamstring) participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 25.

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  Jets | Week 11 Inactives    Sun Nov 22, 03:16 PM

The New York Jets have declared QB Erik Ainge, CB Justin Miller, LB Kenwyn Cummings, QB Kevin O'Connell, OG Matthew Slauson, DL Ropati Pitoitua, LB Ryan Fowler, LB Vernon Gholston inactive for Week 11.

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  Jets | Gholston out for Week 11    Fri Nov 20, 05:59 PM

Dan Leberfeld, of Jets Confidential, reports New York Jets LB Vernon Gholston (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 20. He has been ruled out for Week 11.

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  Jets | Gholston misses practice Thursday    Thu Nov 19, 10:25 PM

New York Jets LB Vernon Gholston (hamstring) missed the team's practice Thursday, Nov. 19, and will not play Week 11.

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  Jets | Gholston, Leonhard miss practice Wednesday    Wed Nov 18, 05:18 PM

New York Jets LB Vernon Gholston (hamstring) and FS Jim Leonhard (thumb) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 18.

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  Jets | Leonhard, Gholston miss practice Wednesday    Wed Nov 18, 02:31 PM

Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Daily News, reports New York Jets FS Jim Leonhard (thumb) and LB Vernon Gholston (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 18. Head coach Rex Ryan has said Leonhard likely will not play in Week 11.

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