Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul tried to pour cold water on today’s report that he had reached an agreement with the Giants on a long-term contract, but it has now been confirmed by someone who should know: Pierre-Paul’s agent.
Agent Doug Hendrickson confirmed on Twitter that Pierre-Paul is signed.
The news of the contract agreement was first reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Shortly after that Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that it was a four-year deal, and shortly after that Pierre-Paul took to Twitter to suggest the report wasn’t true. Pierre-Paul, who sued Schefter for publishing his medical records after Pierre-Paul blew off part of his hand in a Fourth of July fireworks accident, may have been annoyed that a reporter he sued had some information on his contract.
Pierre-Paul has played the last two years on one-year contracts, as that fireworks accident made the Giants want to see Pierre-Paul prove he had recovered completely before giving him a long-term deal. Last year Pierre-Paul played well, and now he has the big deal he was seeking.