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Jason Pierre-Paul | Defensive Lineman | #90

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 278
College: South Florida
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (15) / NYG
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Impending free agent DE Jason Pierre-Paul revealed on Instagram he is undergoing another surgery on his hand Monday.
Pierre-Paul said before the season ended he would have an operation to hopefully improve his grip. This is likely that procedure. The Giants have said they want to re-sign JPP, but his market is difficult to predict. Jan 18 - 10:20 AM

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Giants owner John Mara says he'd like to re-sign Jason Pierre-Paul for 2016.

JPP tallied only one sack in eight games after his return from a severe hand injury, but dialed up 33 hurries by Pro Football Focus' count. PFF graded JPP as their No. 14 4-3 defensive end, something the eye test agrees with. Another year healthier and used to the new reality of his right hand, JPP should remain a highly-productive pass rusher in 2016.
Jan 5 - 4:41 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul will undergo follow-up surgery after the season.

It’s not a setback, but could impact his free-agent market. The surgery will help improve JPP’s grip. Pierre-Paul has 34 pressures in seven games this year, but only one sack.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 07:45:00 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul practiced having his damaged right hand on the ground in his three-point stance Wednesday.

Pierre-Paul has been playing with his left hand down even when rushing for the right side since returning. It is not impossible to play with the left hand down on the right side, but Pierre-Paul said playing with the traditional hand in the dirt will help with "everything." JPP has yet to record a sack, but he has generated consistent pressure in the three games he has played.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 10:37:00 AM

Jason Pierre-Paul played 73 percent of the defensive snaps in his debut.

Pierre-Paul did not record any sacks, but he hit the quarterback twice and managed two tackles. "I think I played good," Pierre-Paul said. "I got some errors I need to take care of. I’m not perfect." Pierre-Paul watch has officially come to an end. He should be close to an every-down player moving forward.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 09:15:00 AM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the plan is for Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul to start Sunday against the Buccaneers.

We've heard conflicting reports on this subject as Jordan Raanan of NJ.com said he only expects Pierre-Paul to play about 20 snaps. Of course, it's possible Pierre-Paul could start and still have his snap count monitored. JPP led the G-Men with 12.5 sacks last season. If JPP is even close to full strength, he'll make things difficult for rookie quarterback Jameis Winston.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 08:48:00 AM

Giants activated DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) for Week 9.

Pierre-Paul will debut Sunday after missing the first eight games. He likely won't play in base sets, but should make an impact as a sub-package rusher. The Giants placed MLB Jon Beason on I.R., waived DL Louis Nix and promoted CB Tramain Jacobs in corresponding moves.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 04:31:00 PM

The Giants will make a decision on Jason Pierre-Paul's (hand) status for Week 9 after Saturday morning's practice.

"The decision with JPP, everything is positive," coach Tom Coughlin said. "We are not going to make that decision until tomorrow. We will have a brief workout and go from there. I've been pleased with what I've seen this week." The Giants have to activate Pierre-Paul by 4 p.m. EST on Saturday, and all indications this week have suggested they will. It is unclear how effective Pierre-Paul can be with his heavily bandaged hand, but the Giants' pass rush needs all the help it can get.
Source: ESPN
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 07:17:00 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) is practicing in full for Week 9.

Coach Tom Coughlin said Pierre-Paul will "practice heavily" all week, and it sounds like JPP has a strong chance to make his season debut Sunday against the Bucs. His return will provide a much-needed boost to the pass rush.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 11:17:00 AM

The Giants haven't ruled out DE Jason Pierre-Paul (finger) for Week 9.

Coach Tom Coughlin said it will depend on JPP's conditioning. Week 10 is seen as Pierre-Paul's most likely return date.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 03:11:00 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul can earn a maximum of $8.71 million on his one-year deal.

The deal carries a $2.55 million base salary with $1.5 million guaranteed. Pierre-Paul can also earn $214,000 for each game he is active, and there are additional bonuses for snap percentages and sack totals. It is unlikely Pierre-Paul hits all the sack and playing time incentives necessary to hit the max value, but the $8.71 million max is the same as the prorated amount left on the original franchise tender. JPP is expected to take increased scout team reps on Thursday.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 11:14:00 AM

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (finger) will participate in pre-practice work Wednesday.

After that, he'll work with the training staff. Coach Tom Coughlin said he'll consider letting Pierre-Paul travel with the team to New Orleans this week. Pierre-Paul appears to be in good shape. He weighed 268 pounds when he arrived at the team's facility earlier this week. Look for him to return against the Patriots in Week 10.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 11:26:00 AM

Giants re-signed DE Jason Pierre-Paul to a one-year contract.

The exact terms are unclear, but JPP is believed to be getting less than he would have under a prorated franchise tag. Pierre-Paul was scheduled to make $870,000 per week under his $14.8 million tender. FOX Sports reported earlier Tuesday that JPP would have the opportunity to make back some of his lost cash through incentives. The plan appears to be for Pierre-Paul to debut in Week 10. It's wholly unclear how effective JPP will be after mangling his hand in a fireworks accident, but his return is a major positive for a pass rush that's generated the second fewest sacks in the league.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 07:09:00 PM

FOX Sports reports the Giants and Jason Pierre-Paul are expected to finalize a deal on Tuesday, and that the sides hope he can make his 2015 debut by Week 10.

Week 10 isn't considered a guarantee for his return, however. JPP will reportedly sign for less than the $870,000 he would have made per week under the franchise tag, but will be afforded the opportunity to earn back some cash through incentives.
Source: FOX Sports
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 03:34:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Giants are "comfortable" with Jason Pierre-Paul's health after examining his hand.

The two sides are currently discussing what ESPN's Dan Graziano called an "incentive-heavy," one-year deal. Rapoport reports the deal could be finalized as early as today, and the Giants will apply for a roster exemption for Pierre-Paul to begin practicing. It is not going to happen this week, but it looks like Pierre-Paul will play football for the Giants this season.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 12:50:00 PM

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