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Jason Pierre-Paul | Defensive Lineman

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 278
College: South Florida
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The Giants haven't ruled out using the franchise tag on free agent DE Jason Pierre-Paul.
The Giants are keeping all their options open, but the franchise tag is not a very realistic one. It would cost them roughly $15M to retain JPP on a one-year deal, a massive cap hit and massive number for an inconsistent player. We could very well see Pierre-Paul test the open market when free agency opens. Wed, Dec 31, 2014 01:08:00 PM

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ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Giants have yet to reach out with an offer to extend impending free-agent DE Jason Pierre-Paul.

The Giants are not expected to slap the franchise tag on Pierre-Paul, and it is becoming increasingly obvious the team will allow JPP to test his value on the open market. Pierre-Paul has come on strong with seven sacks over the past month, but inconsistent play and a checkered injury history may limit him to short-term, prove-it offers.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 11:23:00 AM

The Giants aren't expected to use the franchise tag on impending free agent RE Jason Pierre-Paul.

The franchise tag for edge rushers is expected to cost close to $15 million in 2015. That's just not feasible. Pierre-Paul has had a terrific season on a terrible Giants team, but he's not getting after the quarterback, instead playing stout run defense on the weak side. Among 4-3 ends, Pierre-Paul is 30th in QB hits (5) and 13th in hurries (29) to go along with his seven sacks. Working for JPP is that he doesn't turn 26 until January. He may opt for a short-term, prove-it deal at $8-10 million annually. But JPP isn't going to get Mario Williams money.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 10:14:00 AM

The Giants are expected to allow Jason Pierre-Paul to become an unrestricted free agent in 2015.

Pierre-Paul is in the final year of his rookie deal, but extension talks seem to be at a standstill. "It is what it is," Pierre-Paul said. "If I’m here, I’m here. If I’m not, I’m not." JPP looked well on his way to NFL stardom following a 16.5 sack breakout in 2011, but injuries and inconsistent play have limited him to 12 sacks total over the last three seasons. Only 25, Pierre-Paul has as much upside as any defensive end in the league, but he may have to take something of a "prove-it" deal after struggling through three mediocre seasons.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 10:27:00 AM

Jason Pierre-Paul missed practice on Saturday with a shoulder injury and is now probable for the Giants' Monday night matchup with the Colts.

Pierre-Paul had practiced in full all week. JPP is still expected to play, but it is always alarming when a player pops up on the injury report late in the week, especially since JPP has had shoulder issues in the past. The Giants' defense needs to be at full strength with Andrew Luck coming to town Monday night.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 01:36:00 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul has no lingering issues from his neck stinger.

"Not at all," JPP said. Pierre-Paul has shown a propensity for nicks and bruises in recent seasons, but his stinger is a nonissue going forward.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 06:05:00 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul's X-rays on his injured neck were negative, and he later returned to Monday night's Week 1 opener against the Lions.

Pierre-Paul missed a series after banging into one of his defensive line mates. The Giants can't afford to lose JPP after GM Jerry Reese said the team will only go as far as Eli Manning and Pierre-Paul will take them. JPP has become rather injury-prone in recent years. He's still just 25 years old.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 08:01:00 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul exited Monday night's Week 1 opener against the Lions with a neck injury.

JPP banged into his own teammates in the first quarter, appearing to jam his shoulder/neck area. He was in considerable pain and a bit woozy before walking off the field with team trainers. Pierre-Paul was later carted to the locker room. Robert Ayers, Mathias Kiwanuka, and Damontre Moore will have to try and manufacture a pass rush against Matthew Stafford, who is torching them.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 07:31:00 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul (back) has looked healthy and effective through two preseason games.

Coming off back-to-back disappointing seasons, Pierre-Paul is primed for a rebound. His back is healthy and he's motivated in a contract year. Through 35 preseason snaps, PFF has credited him with one quarterback hit, one hurry, one batted ball and three tackles. Pierre-Paul's IDP ceiling is monstrous.
Source: NJ.com
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 09:04:00 AM

According to the Newark Star-Ledger, there's a "night and day" difference between Jason Pierre-Paul's camp performance this year and last.

Per reporter Conor Orr, JPP looks a "lot quicker off the edge." That's an absolute must for a team counting on Pierre-Paul to revive what was one of the league's most anemic pass rushes last season. Heading into the final year of his rookie contract, JPP is still only 25, and supposedly back to 100 percent health.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 02:48:00 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul (back) said he's now "110 percent."

"I'm awesome," Pierre-Paul said. It's music to the ears of the Giants after their defense crumbled with JPP a shell of himself last season. A return to All-Pro 2011 form is necessary if this unit is going to return to respectability.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 12:03:00 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul said his back still isn't quite 100 percent.

"I still feel a little something," Pierre-Paul said, "but at the end of the day, it's nothing that is going to bother me while I'm playing. Now, I'm flying to the ball." It sounds like JPP is feeling far better than he did last year, when he was a shell of himself en route to two sacks in 11 games. The Giants' defense hinges on a return to 2011 form from their contract-year pass-rusher.
Source: Newsday
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 10:32:00 AM

Giants RE Jason Pierre-Paul reported to OTAs at 275 pounds.

He's gained five since the start of the offseason program, but this is right around where the Giants want "JPP." Conditioning has been an issue for Pierre-Paul in the past. The G-Men need a resurgence from the 25-year-old pass rusher, who would also certainly like one in the final season of his rookie contract.
Fri, May 30, 2014 02:57:00 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul reported to the Giants offseason program at 270 pounds.

Pierre-Paul played at 285 last year. He's still rehabbing back and shoulder injuries but said he's "very" healthy and plans to "play the game like I'm 21 again." JPP avoided offseason surgery and should be 100 percent for minicamp and training camp. He has just 8.5 sacks the past two seasons. Entering the final year of his contract, we expect a major bounce-back from the 25-year-old.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 12:41:00 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul blames injuries for his sharp decline in play last season.

Pierre-Paul tore through the league for 16.5 sacks and 17 quarterback hits in 2011. In 27 games since then, he has totaled 8.5 sacks and 10 quarterback hits while battling back and shoulder injuries. The good news for the pass-rush needy Giants is that JPP should be 100 percent healthy for camp and will be highly motivated as he enters a contract year. We're expecting a major bounce-back campaign.
Mon, Mar 31, 2014 12:16:00 PM