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Jason Pierre-Paul | Defensive Lineman | #90

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 275
College: South Florida
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (15) / NYG
Contract: view contract details

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Bucs acquired Jason Pierre-Paul and a fourth-round pick from the Giants in exchange for a third-round pick and a fourth-round pick.
It is a stunning move both because of the paltry compensation and because it only saves the Giants $2.5 million against the cap this season while opening a massive hole on the depth chart. It does get JPP's contract off the books moving forward, however, and the defensive end may not have been a good fit with new DC James Bettcher. This move could signify the Giants are looking at NC State's Bradley Chubb with the No. 2 overall pick. As for Tampa, they needed to rebuild their pass rush, and that is exactly what they have done by trading for Pierre-Paul and signing Vinny Curry. With Gerald McCoy on the inside, the pass rush should be much more dangerous this season. Mar 22 - 10:11 AM

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Giants LE Jason Pierre-Paul (finger) is questionable for Week 14 against the Cowboys.

Interim coach Steve Spagnuolo said Pierre-Paul "did a little bit" in Friday's practice, but he "isn't 100 percent sure" JPP will play on Sunday. If Pierre-Paul can't go, Dak Prescott and Alfred Morris' outlooks would be enhanced. Pierre-Paul is a difference maker versus both the run and pass.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 02:45:00 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul (questionable, knee, shoulder) is expected to play Sunday against the Chargers.

Pierre-Paul was absent from practice on both Wednesday and Thursday but finished the week by getting in a limited session on Friday. At this point in his career, JPP could probably play without practicing at all. The veteran has had a surprisingly rough go of it this year, earning PFF's No. 51 grade out of 55 qualifiers at 4-3 defensive end.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 09:40:00 AM

Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder, knee) did not practice Thursday.

He also missed Wednesday's session, putting his availability for this Sunday's matchup with the Chargers in serious doubt. With Olivier Vernon also extremely questionable with an ankle injury, the Giants have serious questions along the defensive line this week.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 12:15:00 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder, knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Pierre-Paul played every snap of the Week 4 loss to the Bucs, so it is possible he is just getting a day off. Still, it is a concern with Olivier Vernon dealing with an ankle injury which he aggravated against Tampa. Already struggling to get pressure, the Giants will be in rough shape if both are forced to sit.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 10:27:00 AM

Giants LE Jason Pierre-Paul said he needed surgery to repair four injuries this offseason.

He had two issues in his abdomen and two more in his groin. Pierre-Paul said he is "okay" now, but he did not give a timetable for return. JPP should be ready by training camp, but the Giants might take it slow with the pass rusher in the offseason program. Pierre-Paul signed a four-year, $62 million deal in March.
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 12:29:00 PM

Giants signed DE Jason Pierre-Paul to a four-year, $62 million contract with $40 million guaranteed.

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the deal includes a $20 million signing bonus and carries a max value of $66 million. The Giants placed the franchise tag on JPP last month to give them more time to hammer out a long-term deal and now the sides are putting pen to paper. Pierre-Paul was having a resurgent 2016 campaign before a hernia injury cut his season short. It feels like JPP has been around forever but he's still just 28. Inking Pierre-Paul long-term will reduce his cap hit, which could enable the Giants to bring back DT Johnathan Hankins.
Fri, Mar 17, 2017 11:34:00 AM

The Giants used the non-exclusive franchise tag on DE Jason Pierre-Paul.

It is a surprising decision considering the non-exclusive tag costs the same as the exclusive tag, although the exclusive tag's price could climb over the next couple weeks. The non-exclusive designation means JPP is free to negotiate with other teams, but the Giants can match if he signs an offer sheet. If they decline to match, they will be entitled to two first-round picks. That hefty cost means the Giants likely have nothing to worry about, but the decision is still puzzling.
Tue, Feb 28, 2017 01:04:00 PM

Agent Doug Hendrickson said the Giants and franchise-tagged DE Jason Pierre-Paul are "nowhere near a deal."

Hendrickson might just be attempting to gain leverage in negotiations, but the decision to tag Pierre-Paul with two days left before the deadline suggests a deal is not imminent. With the franchise tag for defensive ends set around $17 million, the Giants obviously would like to work out a long-term deal prior to free agency to free up cap space and improve their flexibility, but it sounds like they are facing a steep climb to get the deal done before next week.
Mon, Feb 27, 2017 08:51:00 PM

Giants assigned the franchise tag to DE Jason Pierre-Paul.

With their quarterback in steep decline, letting one of the NFL's premier defensive linemen get away should never have been considered by the Giants. They'll need to lean on their defense to stay competitive moving forward. A complete defensive end, JPP doubles as an elite run defender in addition to his pass-rush prowess. He racked up seven sacks and three forced fumbles in 12 games last season, missing the final four and playoffs with a sports hernia. As JPP's tag costs a whopping $17 million, the Giants are expected to work aggressively to extend Pierre-Paul to reduce his initial cap number.
Mon, Feb 27, 2017 04:47:00 PM

SNY reports the Giants are "planning to be aggressive" with free agent Jason Pierre-Paul.

The G-Men have made it clear through the media that keeping Pierre-Paul is a priority. The franchise tag makes the most sense for the team, but reporter Ralph Vacchiano makes it sound as if they aren't ruling out a long-term deal. JPP has said he wants to avoid a one-year contract. The reasons are obvious for a 28-year-old pass rusher who suffered a career-threatening injury in 2015. Pierre-Paul is Rotoworld's No. 2 free agent edge rusher.
Source: SNY
Thu, Feb 23, 2017 09:25:00 PM

ESPN Giants reporter Jordan Raanan considers the franchise tag a real possibility for impending free agent Jason Pierre-Paul.

The franchise number for defensive ends is around $17.05 million. On any long-term deal, JPP is expected to command $15 million-plus annually, so slapping him with the tag would allow for an extended negotiation period at a non-overbearing price for a top-end pass rusher who is still just 28. The Giants cleared $10 million in cap space by cutting Victor Cruz and Rashad Jennings. Raanan puts the chances that JPP is back with the Giants at 70 percent.
Mon, Feb 20, 2017 11:31:00 AM

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports the Giants will "make a legitimate run" at impending free agent DE Jason Pierre-Paul "in the coming days and weeks."

"They will try and get a deal done before he can potentially hit the free agent market," Garafolo continued. The Giants created $10 million in cap space by cutting Victor Cruz and Rashad Jennings on Monday, and they can create even more by getting rid of J.T. Thomas and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. The Giants have already invested a significant chunk of cap space in a defensive line which boasts big-money free agents Olivier Vernon and Damon Harrison, but they should have the money to re-sign JPP if they so choose.
Mon, Feb 13, 2017 10:25:00 PM

Impending free agent Jason Pierre-Paul said he won't be signing a one-year, prove-it contract this offseason.

JPP played on a one-year deal this season after blowing a couple of his fingers off one of his hands in a fireworks accident two summers ago. "I've done proved it," Pierre-Paul said. "There's not a guy like me doing it with seven and a half fingers." Pierre-Paul missed the final five weeks of the season after undergoing a sports-hernia procedure, but was expected back this week if Giants made it past the Packers. Pierre-Paul is still just 28 and was PFF's No. 5-ranked 4-3 end this year.
Mon, Jan 9, 2017 12:33:00 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul (core muscle) is out for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Packers.

As expected. Pierre-Paul underwent hernia surgery last month and is still recovering. He's yet to resume practicing. Pierre-Paul's return date remains a moving target.
Fri, Jan 6, 2017 02:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
DE1Jason Pierre-Paul
2Vinny Curry
3Noah Spence
4William Gholston
DT1Gerald McCoy
2Vita Vea
3Beau Allen
4Mitch Unrein
5Stevie Tu'ikolovatu
MLB1Kwon Alexander
2Adarius Taylor
3Riley Bullough
WLB1Lavonte David
2Cameron Lynch
3Nigel Harris
4Eric Nzeocha
SLB1Kendell Beckwith
2Devante Bond
3Jack Cichy
4Jeff Knox
CB1Brent Grimes
2Vernon Hargreaves
3Ryan Smith
4M.J. Stewart
5Carlton Davis
FS1Justin Evans
2Isaiah Johnson
3Josh Robinson
SS1Keith Tandy
2Chris Conte
3Jordan Whitehead
P1Bryan Anger