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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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Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) is active for Week 2 against the Saints.
Pierre-Paul didn't suit up for practice on Thursday or Friday but showed enough in pre-game warmups to get the green light. The Giants need all the help they can get on defense this week with Drew Brees and the high-scoring Saints coming to Metlife Stadium. Sep 18 - 12:07 PM

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The Record's Art Stapleton reports Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder, questionable) is expected to play Week 2 against the Saints.

Pierre-Paul did not practice Thursday or Friday, but coach Ben McAdoo said they would "take a look at him" on Saturday. Apparently that look went well, and he is ready to play. The Giants need JPP near full health with Drew Brees coming to town.
Sep 18 - 10:16 AM

Giants coach Ben McAdoo said Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder, questionable) would not have been able to participate in a real practice Friday.

Pierre-Paul was listed as a DNP for the second day in a row, and McAdoo did not sound confident the defensive end would play Sunday. "We’ll take a look at him tomorrow," the coach said. "He’ll have an opportunity to get out on the field tomorrow at practice and we’ll go from there. We’ll see how he feels — how he wakes up the next day and recovers." It sounds like Pierre-Paul is truly questionable, which is bad news with the Saints coming to town.
Sep 16 - 8:09 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) is questionable for Week 2 against the Saints.

JPP returned to a limited practice Friday after sitting out Thursday's session and should be a go for Week 2. The Giants need him to put pressure on Drew Brees.
Sep 16 - 2:06 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul sat out Thursday's practice with a sore shoulder.

There is no indication the injury is serious, but it is something to monitor heading into the weekend. The Giants will need JPP's pass rush against the Saints.
Sep 15 - 12:02 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul plans to play without a club on his permanently damaged right hand this season.

"My hand feels great," Pierre-Paul said. "No complaining, no nothing. I've been training hard, been getting after it and getting ready to play some football. The club isn't going to be an issue or anything. My right hand feels like my left hand." JPP had issues tackling and grabbing last season, something he may never fully solve. Losing the club will help a great deal, however.
Jul 28 - 3:05 PM

ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano expects Jason Pierre-Paul to play primarily on the left side this season.

Pierre-Paul had played most of his career at right end, but he is unable to put his right hand in the ground after injuring it last summer. The hand is not as big an issue at left end, and Pierre-Paul played his best football last season rushing from the left side. Big-money signing Olivier Vernon should take up residence at right end.
Source: ESPN
May 16 - 12:42 PM

Giants assistant DL coach Jeff Zgonina believes the "sky's the limit" for Jason Pierre-Paul in 2016.

Coming back from his infamous July 4 fireworks accident that cost him part of his hand, JPP amassed just one sack across eight games last season. He still got pressure on the passer, but wearing a club cast on his hand was a burden. He won't need the club in 2016, and with the addition of RE Olivier Vernon, it should open up more opportunities for JPP on the left side. Playing on another one-year deal, he has all the incentive for a big year.
Apr 6 - 10:21 AM

Jason Pierre-Paul plans to play without a protective club in 2016.

"To be honest, the only reason I played with the club last year is because my fingers wasn't straight," Pierre-Paul said. "To be honest I won't need the club this year. I'll be back to the regular JPP, just missing fingers, that's it." Despite constant pressures, Pierre-Paul had just one sack in eight games last year. He expects offseason surgery to improve his grip. Pierre-Paul will look to reestablish himself as a top pass rusher after settling for a one-year deal.
Mar 11 - 7:09 PM

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

It includes $8.5 million in guaranteed money and is worth "up to $10.5 million." Pierre-Paul was seeking a long-term deal, and the Cardinals reportedly made a late push to sign him, but JPP is returning to New York to bank on himself having a bounce-back year and hitting the free-agent market again next March at 29 years old. He recorded just one sack in eight games last season, but still proved to be disruptive off the edge. Retaining Pierre-Paul shouldn't preclude GM Jerry Reese from adding more pass-rush help. It's a huge need still with DE Robert Ayers also a free agent.
Mar 8 - 1:46 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Giants are expected to re-sign free agent LE Jason Pierre-Paul to a one-year contract.

JPP was looking for long-term money and high guarantees, but that apparently wasn't out there following his July 4 fireworks incident from last summer. He returned to play in the Giants' final eight games last season, registering just one sack. The one-year deal will be a chance to bet on himself again.
Mar 8 - 1:42 PM

ESPN's Dan Graziano reports there is "still optimism" the Giants will be able to re-sign free agent DE Jason Pierre-Paul.

Graziano reports the Giants have only offered Pierre-Paul a one-year deal and are trying to convince him New York is the best place to rehab his value. JPP's camp reportedly believes they will be able to fetch a long-term deal on the open market. NJ Advance Media reports the market for JPP has been "aggressive" with "more than a handful of suitors." One of those potential suitors is reportedly the Cardinals. With a seemingly hot market, it looks like Pierre-Paul will be playing elsewhere unless the Giants are willing to offer a multi-year deal.
Source: ESPN
Mar 8 - 8:21 AM

The Newark Star-Ledger's Jordan Raanan reports the Giants want to sign impending free agent DE Jason Pierre-Paul to a "one-year, prove-it deal."

Raanan reports Pierre-Paul's reps believe they can get a long-term deal worth around $10 million annually. With the two sides apparently far apart, it is unlikely anything gets done before JPP can gauge his value during the legal tampering period. With a ton of cap space available all over the league, it is possible Pierre-Paul lands a long-term deal.
Feb 29 - 12:44 PM

ESPN New York's Dan Graziano reports the Giants are "working" to re-sign impending free agent DE Jason Pierre-Paul before free agency begins.

The Giants likely want a deal done prior to the start of the legal tampering period on March 7. Graziano reports JPP "impressed (the Giants) with his attitude and performance" after returning from his devastating hand injury. Pierre-Paul struggled to finish plays with a club on his hand, but the Giants believe an offseason procedure will help him be more effective. JPP got consistent pressure but only recorded one sack in eight games after returning.
Feb 27 - 12:36 PM

ESPN New York's Dan Graziano reports it's "become clear" the Giants want to re-sign free agent Jason Pierre-Paul.

Per Graziano, JPP "impressed (the Giants) with his attitude and performance" after returning from his horrific summer fireworks accident. GM Jerry Reese called Pierre-Paul's return a "miracle," and believes he'll be more effective in 2016 after undergoing another hand procedure following the season. Pierre-Paul is Rotoworld's No. 19 overall free agent.
Feb 25 - 6:41 PM

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