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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
Contract: view contract details

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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. Nov 9 - 9:15 AM

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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 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.
Nov 8 - 8:48 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.
Nov 7 - 4:31 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
Nov 6 - 7:17 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.
Nov 4 - 11:17 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.
Nov 2 - 3:11 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.
Oct 29 - 11:14 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.
Oct 28 - 11:26 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.
Oct 27 - 7:09 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
Oct 27 - 3:34 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.
Oct 27 - 12:50 PM

ESPN's Dan Graziano reports the Giants and Jason Pierre-Paul are discussing a one-year, "incentive-heavy" deal.

Reaching the money side of the negotiations suggests Pierre-Paul was given some level of clearance by the medical staff. Under the rules of the franchise tag, the two sides cannot agree to anything but a one-year deal, and it makes sense for both sides to have the agreement loaded with incentives.'s Jordan Raanan reported earlier Tuesday there was "optimism" Pierre-Paul would play this season, and the situation certainly appears to be trending that way. Graziano speculates JPP could be ready to play as early as Week 10.
Oct 27 - 10:59 AM's Jordan Raanan reports there is "optimism" Jason Pierre-Paul will be able to play this season.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Giants definitely want Pierre-Paul back. The defensive end met with Giants' officials and doctors on Monday, and it sounds like those meetings went well. The remaining stumbling block is Pierre-Paul's contract. He has still not signed his franchise tender, and he is unlikely to sign the deal without guarantees he will not be placed on the non-football injury list. JPP will likely have to take a pay cut to get those guarantees, and it is still unclear if he is open to taking less money. The deadline for working out a deal is November 17.
Oct 27 - 9:11 AM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports Jason Pierre-Paul reported to the Giants' team facility on Monday.

It's unclear what's next, but a truce has either been brokered, or is in the process. JPP almost certainly won't be active for Week 8, but it now appears he'll play football at some point this season. The situation should be updated shortly.
Oct 26 - 2:02 PM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) will report to the Giants Monday or Tuesday.

After multiple reports saying Pierre-Paul would report last week, it is important to take this one with a grain of salt. Cole reports Pierre-Paul's intent is to sign his franchise tender, but it does not make financial sense for him to sign until the Giants deem him ready to play. If Pierre-Paul signs his tender without passing a physical, New York could place him on the NFI list and would have the option not to pay his weekly salary. The two sides could work out a deal, but that agreement has to come before the November 17 franchise-tag deadline. Even if Pierre-Paul does not report this week, the looming deadline figures to spur action sooner rather than later.
Oct 25 - 10:53 PM

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