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Jason Pierre-Paul | Defensive Lineman | #90

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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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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. Apr 20 - 12:29 PM

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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.
Mar 17 - 11:34 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.
Feb 28 - 1:04 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.
Feb 27 - 8:51 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.
Feb 27 - 4:47 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
Feb 23 - 9:25 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.
Feb 20 - 11:31 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.
Feb 13 - 10:25 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.
Jan 9 - 12:33 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.
Jan 6 - 2:24 PM

SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reports it would take a "miracle" for Jason Pierre-Paul (hernia) to return for the Wild Card round.

A source told Vacchiano the Divisional Round is a little more likely but "still a longshot." Pierre-Paul's original timetable was 6-8 weeks. The absolute lowest end of that range would put him back in time for the NFC championship game if the Giants make it that far. An impending free agent, it remains possible Pierre-Paul has already played his final snap as a Giant.
Source: SNY
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 11:54:00 AM

According to ESPN's Jordan Raanan, the Giants still have "a glimmer of hope" that Jason Pierre-Paul (hernia) will return for the Giants' Wild Card game.

The team is "even more confident" that he'll be ready for the Divisional round, should the Giants make it that far. Despite the optimism surrounding his status, Pierre-Paul still hasn't practiced since undergoing sports hernia surgery earlier this month. Rookie Romeo Okwara has seen mixed results while filling in for JPP at defensive end.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 11:35:00 AM

The New York Daily News reports impending free agent Jason Pierre-Paul's Giants future is up in the air.

Pierre-Paul is done for the season after undergoing sports-hernia surgery. It's possible he won't be back with the Giants after playing out this year on the franchise tag. Pierre-Paul graded as one of PFF's top 4-3 ends, but six of his seven sacks came against Cleveland and Chicago in the two weeks before he went down. Pierre-Paul is likely going to be targeting Olivier Vernon money (five years, $85M). He would cost the Giants $15.7 million to tag in 2017.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 10:31:00 AM

Jason Pierre-Paul will miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing sports-hernia surgery Tuesday morning.

ESPN's Ed Werder reported on Tuesday that JPP's initial diagnosis didn't reveal a sports hernia, but that obviously wasn't the case. Dr. William Meyers performed the operation on Tuesday, and Pierre-Paul is likely out for the remainder of the season unless the Giants make it to the conference championship or Super Bowl. Romeo Okwara and Kerry Wynn will fill in in his absence.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 09:25:00 AM

According to ESPN's Ed Werder, Jason Pierre-Paul's preliminary diagnosis did not reveal a sports hernia.

Pierre-Paul is set to visit Dr. William Meyers Tuesday in Philadelphia. Meyers' expertise is sports hernia surgery, so it was natural to assume Pierre-Paul had suffered a hernia himself. Though the initial diagnosis didn't show that, Pierre-Paul will get official word from Meyers on Tuesday. Even if Pierre-Paul doesn't go under the knife, he's still expected to miss "a few weeks," according to beat writer Ralph Vacchiano of
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 11:43:00 AM