Jason Pierre-Paul and the Giants have agreed on a one-year contract, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported.
Rapoport tweeted that the Giants will ask for a two-week roster exemption for Pierre-Paul but hope to have him on the practice field immediately. The team kept Pierre-Paul out of free agency by declaring him its franchise player, but he did not sign his franchise tender before he was injured in a fireworks accident in July.
The contract ends a prolonged staredown between the two sides. Pierre-Paul had to pass physicals before the contract could be done, and it’s assumed that he’ll need to continue to work with the team’s medical staff before he can play; Pierre-Paul lost a finger in the fireworks accident.
Pierre-Paul, who had 12.5 sacks last season and has 42 in his five-year Giants career, would have made $870,000 per week under the franchise tag.