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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

ESPN New York reports the Giants are interested in re-signing free agents Jason Pierre-Paul and Robert Ayers.

The Giants plan to open talks with both players at the Combine. There's rumors Pierre-Paul will test free agency, but it's possible he accepts a team-friendly deal. Ayers is reportedly seeking $6 million annually.
Feb 24 - 7:44 PM

USA Today's Giants Wire reports impending free agent DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) is "unlikely" to re-sign with New York.

A source told USA Today's Kristian Dyer "all signs point toward the Giants letting Pierre-Paul test free agency" and that "as of right now he isn’t going to be returning." Giants Wire is not usually a Rotoworld source and the report does not make definitive statements, but it would make sense if the Giants are indeed ready to move on. All things considered, Pierre-Paul played extremely well after returning to the lineup last season, but the injured hand clearly limited his ability to finish plays. It is possible another surgery and an offseason of rehab will get JPP back closer to his former self, but the Giants likely do not want to shell out big money on a long-term deal. That said, the Giants would almost certainly be willing to re-sign JPP to a team-friendly deal if he finds a cold market.
Source: Giants Wire
Feb 17 - 7:10 PM

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

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

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