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Giants tag JPP, two years after tagging him the first time

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Two years ago, the Giants applied the franchise tag to defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. They’ve done it again.

Per a league source, the Giants have slapped the franchise tag onto a player who recovered from a fireworks mishaps that disfigured his right hand to have a very strong 2016 season.

It’s the non-exclusive tag, and it entitles Pierre-Paul to a one-year tender worth 10.14 percent of the total salary cap. At $166 million (the number isn’t finalized yet), that would be $16.83 million.

Last year, Pierre-Paul signed a one-year deal to stay with the Giants. He has said he now wants a multi-year deal. He’ll have until July 15 to negotiate one with the Giants. In theory, he also could negotiate one with another team — if that team is willing to give up two first-round picks, in the event the Giants choose not to match it.

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27 Responses to “Giants tag JPP, two years after tagging him the first time”
  1. petedutcherjr says: Feb 27, 2017 4:58 PM

    Well, he’s not going to take that very well.

  2. youknowiknowitall says: Feb 27, 2017 5:05 PM

    Will JPP have to sign it or can he just rubber stamp it?

  3. Jaiden Everett says: Feb 27, 2017 5:08 PM

    Giants should let JPP go. He’ll never be the player he was (and let’s face it: he only had ONE impressive season), and now he’s just come off groin surgery.

  4. thedangerouskitchen says: Feb 27, 2017 5:21 PM

    Sorry Dallas

  5. skoobyfl says: Feb 27, 2017 5:23 PM

    You’ve got to hand it to him.

  6. douchebigelow says: Feb 27, 2017 5:33 PM

    Congrats! High 7.5!

  7. ikeclanton says: Feb 27, 2017 5:33 PM

    You can tag JPP but unfortunately, he can’t tag you.

  8. chinahand11 says: Feb 27, 2017 5:36 PM

    I’m just here for the hand and finger jokes.

  9. silverandblack052099 says: Feb 27, 2017 5:37 PM

    I have a feeling he signs this one pretty darn quick!

  10. jkb0162 says: Feb 27, 2017 5:43 PM

    Really Giants? I know you don’t want Dallas to have him but 16 mil for an aging player with one hand and diminishing sack numbers every season? I remember when the Giants were a smart team.

  11. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Feb 27, 2017 5:44 PM

    I drove a truck for a living I was tagged at 50k a year

  12. key2heat says: Feb 27, 2017 5:53 PM

    Dallas just punked NYG.

  13. atwatercrushesokoye says: Feb 27, 2017 5:54 PM

    Time for some celebratory fireworks….

  14. wlubake says: Feb 27, 2017 6:09 PM

    jkb0162 says:
    Feb 27, 2017 5:43 PM
    Really Giants? I know you don’t want Dallas to have him but 16 mil for an aging player with one hand and diminishing sack numbers every season? I remember when the Giants were a smart team.

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    A 28 year old DE is aging? I guess in the sense that we are all aging. He and Vernon were overpowering together last year. It may not have always produced sacks, but that duo is key to the continued success of the Giants top-5 scoring defense. This was the only smart move for the Giants. Now they just have to sign him long term (4 years preferably).

  15. filthymcnasty3 says: Feb 27, 2017 6:33 PM

    That’s not exactly a 3.5 finger discount.

  16. thetroofishere says: Feb 27, 2017 6:37 PM

    They either need to do away with the franchise tag altogether or reduce mandatory compensation to just one 1st round pick. I bet if there were a team waiting to only fork over a 1st round pick for an elite player, i bet a team

  17. jag1959 says: Feb 27, 2017 6:48 PM

    The smart money was on Bell and JPP as the most likely of tag candidates with Jones and Berry not far behind. It’s not as though they had much choice but to tag him as a precursor to hopefully working out a long term deal.

  18. tvguy22 says: Feb 27, 2017 6:57 PM

    …of course, on the other hand…

  19. exinsidetrader says: Feb 27, 2017 7:08 PM

    How much money did he let slip through his finger?

  20. 6thsense10 says: Feb 27, 2017 7:54 PM

    I thought after his firework miss hap JPP was working on a 1 year deal that would give the Giants flexibility in exchange they wouldn’t franchise him afterwards…maybe I’m mixing this up with someone else.

  21. pologroundsvet says: Feb 27, 2017 7:57 PM

    Good deal G Men. Get Hankins in and keep the front four together. Good start. Now about the O-Line?

  22. abcisezas123 says: Feb 27, 2017 8:34 PM

    Will JPP get a hand on this or put his finger on it? Or will he just tell the NYFG to talk to his hand and give them his finger?

  23. ariani1985 says: Feb 27, 2017 8:38 PM

    Eli is going to snap since he didn’t get a renewed contact!

  24. ipskipskyblue says: Feb 27, 2017 9:03 PM

    You gotta hand it to the guy, he played well but I ca8put my finger on it as to why they did this.

  25. deuce2222 says: Feb 27, 2017 9:34 PM

    Something is just not right about putting the franchise tag on JPP. I just can’t seem to put my finger on it……

  26. rootpain says: Feb 27, 2017 11:05 PM

    jkb0162 says:
    Feb 27, 2017 5:43 PM

    …….I remember when the Giants were a smart team.
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    Yeah well John Mara runs the team now. So whatever his dad built no longer applies.

  27. ajas95 says: Feb 28, 2017 12:57 AM

    If I could use only one hand, my sack production would diminish too.

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