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Report: Giants want Jason Pierre-Paul back on one-year deal

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 20:   Jason Pierre-Paul #90 of the New York Giants reacts against the Carolina Panthers during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 20, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Giants used their franchise tag on defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul at this time last year, but there’s no chance that they’ll be doing so for a second year in a row.

Pierre-Paul missed half the season after seriously injuring his right hand in a July 4 fireworks mishap and had more surgery on the hand after the end of the season in hopes of improving his grip after playing with his hand wrapped like a club upon his return to action. Pierre-Paul showed flashes of his ability to rush the passer off the edge in those games, but recorded just one sack because of the issues holding onto quarterbacks once he got to them.

As a result, Jordan Raanan of reports there’s a limit to how far the Giants are willing to go to hold onto Pierre-Paul. Raanan reports they are willing to sign the defensive end to a one-year, “prove-it deal” as they look for answers about what kind of player he will be able to be given the hand injury. Pierre-Paul isn’t likely to sign such a deal until he hears what other teams are willing to offer, which should mean he hits the “legal tampering” window without a new deal in place with the Giants.

Defensive end Robert Ayers and cornerback Prince Amukamara also appear set to speak with other teams as the Giants work to put together a team that can end their four-year playoff drought.

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18 Responses to “Report: Giants want Jason Pierre-Paul back on one-year deal”
  1. floratiotime says: Feb 29, 2016 1:32 PM

    He’s gone. Way to screw it up Reese.

  2. lavishcountryboy says: Feb 29, 2016 1:41 PM

    JPP, Mr. Dave Gettleman is on the line for you.

  3. laces out says: Feb 29, 2016 1:44 PM

    If Eli wasn’t already in his 30’s, they’d be better off just cutting all the veterans and starting a new. We one another one or two of every position.

    Amukamara’s good, but he’s not what we hoped he’d be and Pierre-Paul is damaged goods.

  4. newkevgiants says: Feb 29, 2016 1:45 PM

    floratiotime says:
    Feb 29, 2016 1:32 PM
    He’s gone. Way to screw it up Reese.


    Yeah because it’s Reese’s fault that JPP blew off his own hand … smh

  5. dalvar1001 says: Feb 29, 2016 2:00 PM

    Only willing to re sign him after the 4th of July..

  6. richiethegreek says: Feb 29, 2016 2:00 PM

    They’ll be missing the playoffs for a 5th straight year.

  7. surfinbird1 says: Feb 29, 2016 2:01 PM

    He’s gonna give you the finger.

  8. mightymightylafootball says: Feb 29, 2016 2:03 PM

    “…(Pierre-Paul) recorded just one sack because of the issues holding onto quarterbacks once he got to them.”

    And there it is. Due to his injury, he’s no longer the beast that he once was.

    So, cut him.

  9. r8erjay42 says: Feb 29, 2016 2:04 PM

    He should be a RAIDER SOON!!!

  10. jonathankrobinson424 says: Feb 29, 2016 2:11 PM

    ……as much as I like JPP & wish him well in his recovery , the Giants shouldn’t over pay to keep him. Spend the money else where and draft another edge rusher if JPP gets greedy. Them’s the hard facts in the NFL.

  11. mongo3401 says: Feb 29, 2016 2:35 PM

    With no disrespect I have to ask why? He can’t play the game anymore.

  12. pete2112 says: Feb 29, 2016 2:50 PM

    They may want him back but they still need to get past another 4th of July. He only has so many fingers left.

  13. dirtydrynn27 says: Feb 29, 2016 2:59 PM

    The guy is not the same player he was,plain & simple

  14. weepingjebus says: Feb 29, 2016 3:11 PM

    I hope they keep him, if only to enable another season of Total Recall jokes.

  15. jag1959 says: Feb 29, 2016 3:28 PM

    A one year incentive laden prove it deal is really the only way he is going to make serious money. Any multi year deal isn’t going to contain much in the way of guaranteed money, whether with the Giants or elsewhere. Wouldn’t be at all surprised if he tested the waters and came back to them with a chance to match it.

  16. buccaboo says: Feb 29, 2016 5:13 PM

    Hasn’t he “prove it” enough in his career? He lost a finger not an arm. The G Reese is being stupid as usual. He’ll have plenty of real offers from other teams.

  17. nyfootballsuperbowlchamps says: Feb 29, 2016 10:47 PM

    JPP played better minus a finger than most the D that had all their fingers!!!
    Even though he only managed 1 sack-
    the pressure he put on the QB n the helping of others get sacks deserves 2 be recognized!!
    Pay the man fairly because without him comming back our record would of been a lot worse last year!!

  18. billco6192012 says: Mar 1, 2016 12:48 PM

    we can rebuild him the one million dollar man

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