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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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Giants franchise player RE Jason Pierre-Paul did not attend the first day of voluntary workouts Monday.
This doesn't come as a surprise, as many tagged players do this on an annual basis. JPP was in the building on Monday, but didn't work out with the team as he continues to angle for a long-term contract. Per the Star-Ledger, the team hasn't even offered JPP a multi-year pact and remains content letting him play out his one-year, $14.8 million tender. JPP is still just 26. Apr 20 - 7:06 PM

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The New York Daily News reports the Giants "aren't afraid" to let franchise player Jason Pierre-Paul play under his one-year tender.

However, they will "continue to try and sign" JPP to a long-term deal. The sides have until July 15 to reach an agreement. As a non-exclusive franchise player, JPP can receive offers from teams until April 24. At that point, the Giants could match any offer or receive two first-round picks as compensation. The latter scenario hasn't played out since 1998, which makes it very unlikely the Giants would end up losing Pierre-Paul. To account for JPP's enormous cap hit, the G-Men could look to cut players like Jon Beason.
Mar 2 - 2:31 PM

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

JPP's one-year tender is for $14.8 million. The sides have been talking for the better part of a month, but aren't believed to be particularly close to a long-term deal. They have until July 15 to reach an accord. Pierre-Paul has been on a career roller coaster since taking the league by storm in 2011, but his 12.5 sacks last season were his most in three years. The Giants may prefer a one-year deal to a multi-year pact considering JPP's inconsistency and past injury issues.
Mar 2 - 1:54 PM

A source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that the Giants will use the franchise tag on free agent DE Jason Pierre-Paul if no long-term deal is reached by the March 2 deadline.

Multiple reports have stated the two sides are not particularly close on a contract, likely because Pierre-Paul's play has been uneven over the last three years under the weight of injuries. So a one-year franchise tender worth roughly $14.7M makes sense. The Giants do not want to let a 26-year-old, homegrown and elite (when healthy) pass-rusher walk out on them. JPP is going to play for the Giants in 2015 one way or another.
Feb 23 - 8:45 AM

Giants GM Jerry Reese said the team and free agent DE Jason Pierre-Paul "are talking."

Though they may be talking, a report on Friday suggested the two sides were nowhere close to a deal. If JPP is staying in New York, the franchise tag seems like the most likely option. Pierre-Paul is Rotoworld's No. 3 available edge defender.
Feb 21 - 10:17 AM

The Giants haven't approached free agent RE Jason Pierre-Paul about a long-term deal. reporter Jordan Raanan cites this as evidence the G-Men are looking to give Pierre-Paul the franchise tag. The Giants haven't applied the franchise tag since 2012 when they used it on punter Steve Weatherford. Pierre-Paul is listed as Rotoworld's No. 3 edge defender in the 2015 free agent class.
Feb 20 - 10:23 AM

Coach Tom Coughlin stated at the NFL Combine that the Giants are "convinced" they want to re-sign free agent RE Jason Pierre-Paul.

Once an annual team strength for the Giants, defensive end has grown thin with Mathias Kiwanuka's future uncertain and Robert Ayers coming off a serious pectoral injury. Pierre-Paul has been inconsistent, but he is only 26 years old and registered 12.5 sacks last season. The G-Men need to keep him, even if it entails slapping Pierre-Paul with the franchise tag.
Feb 19 - 1:42 PM

The Giants and free agent DE Jason Pierre-Paul have not exchanged contract numbers yet.

With the two-week window for applying the franchise tag opening today, the time to start talking is now. It would cost the Giants roughly $15M to have Pierre-Paul play out 2015 on the tag, but using it would buy them time to talk about a long-term deal. If they don't use the tag and talks remain cold, JPP will hit the open market on March 10.
Feb 16 - 10:32 AM

ESPN's Dan Graziano believes the Giants "will make every effort" to keep free agent DE Jason Pierre-Paul.

The Giants want to re-sign JPP, but might not be willing to meet his asking price. The franchise tag may be wielded as a fallback option if the sides can't come to terms. Pierre-Paul is Rotoworld's No. 3 free-agent edge rusher.
Feb 14 - 6:49 PM

ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano believes the Giants "will definitely make an effort" to sign impending free-agent DE Jason Pierre-Paul to a long-term deal.

Graziano also believes the franchise tag is an option, but that would cost the Giants roughly $15 million in 2015. New York will certainly try to retain JPP, but he has been too inconsistent throughout his career to devote a large chunk of guaranteed money. Pierre-Paul registered 12.5 sacks in 2014, but nine of those came in the final five games of the season.
Source: ESPN
Jan 31 - 12:42 PM

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

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

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