Report: Giants, Pierre-Paul finalize one-year deal

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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.

56 responses to “Report: Giants, Pierre-Paul finalize one-year deal

  1. its for one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, seven and three quarters, eight, ……eight and a half.

  2. Why should the Giants get a two-week roster exemption he can play or he can’t. Cut a player off the 53 to make room for him or don’t sign him to a deal.

    That is how every other team does it, the Giants shouldn’t get 2 weeks to see if the guy can play “AS IS” before they have to cut a player.

    We all play with the same rules, it’s just 31 other teams don’t have any dumb enough to blow themselves up.

  3. Ask for a roster exemption. Can’t blame them for asking, whether the NFL grants one or not. Not going to get one if they DON’T ask. Worst is they don’t.

    On a side note, how can he flip the bird with only four fingers? There is no middle one in four.

  4. He signed with his other hand, it was an accident! Who doesn’t like to play with fireworks?! Why does he need all his fingers? He’s s DE/LB (depending) Well the Giants only play a 4-3… So he’s not a QB, RB, WR, CB, LB, Safety so really- no need to have all 10 fingers? Just hit the QB! That’s all he has to do! Go hit QB! Stop the run? No need- just hit QB, JPP! Man- you Peeps actually think you’re better then JPP or smarter? None of use could hold his JOCK, Either athletically or intellectually! Hater’s just keep on hatin’ My boy JPP will just keep on strolling to the Bank, while we blog! Blah ha’ ha’ ha’ WE LOSE!

  5. They should not get a roster exemption. If he had signed the franchise tag contract he could have been put on injured reserve designated to return.

    He was stupid and greedy enough not to sign that so he’s just another unsigned player. If they want him they should have to cut someone to open up a roster spot just like any team is supposed to do for any player they want to add.

    If they sign someone who’s coming off a torn ACL would they get a roster exemption ? Someone coming off a broken leg or arm ? No, of course not. No difference here.

  6. mongo3401 says:
    The same giant fans cheering this decision will be asking in about 10 weeks why the giants did this. Bank on it
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    There is no down side to this signing, there is no real pass rush without him and the cap room wasn’t helping any this year. So if he is ineffective our complaints in 10 weeks will be the same as they are now. Bank that

  7. As a Giants fan, there is no possible way that JPP could be any worse than what the Giants have had on the field in the front 7. I’m not expecting anything out of the guy, but it has been Jonathan Hankins and a bunch of bums for 7 weeks. JPP missing a leg would probably be a big improvement.

  8. We’re missing 4 of our 6 best players and we’re still in first place you Philthy haters. Now that they’re starting to come back, I’d be scrambling for early complaints too.

  9. They should of lost to a Matt Cassel led team who handed them three straight interceptions to start the second half. The only reason they hung on for dear life was because of a kick return given up straight down the middle of the field and a muffed punt. Dallas ripped off 10 yards practically every carry. Jpp will do nothing to solve that nor will he end up helping their pass rush much. Brees will pick them apart next week.

  10. He wanted more money, but made the mistake of accepting a challenge to thumb wrestle for it…

  11. JPP plus Beatty plus Cruz after the bye. This could be a different looking team for the home stretch.

  12. The signing neither bother not excites me. What’s amusing is the rants from the non fans. Makes you wonder why their so concerned with the Giants signing JPP who, even with his all his fingers, is supposedly as effective as all the DE the Giants have in the first 5 games this season.

    Surely the rest of the NFC East, or the NFL for that matter, aren’t worried are they?

  13. “We all play with the same rules, it’s just 31 other teams don’t have any dumb enough to blow themselves up.”

    Unless we had a coach/GM that was dumb enough to blow up our entire team.

  14. If only Eli could turn some of his picks from last year into fingers for JPP. He would have plenty left over still so it’s a win win.

  15. No worries of him holding…not that most DE’s hold anyways.
    The roster exemption is giving him time to get warmed up and presumably paid.
    I’m not familiar with their cap situation but they can float excess cap money to next year, assuming they didn’t burn it last year, or the this year, there’s a lot of flexibility. There are a bunch of possibilities with their cap but one thing is clear, they are trying to make some goodwill with JPP because you don’t need all 10 hands to club down a QB. As the above jokes show, you don’t need 10 digits to sign a contract either.

  16. Good luck Mr. Fireworks Safety Spokesman.
    I’m glad I was never punished so harshly for being stupid and reckless and I hope you play well against everyone but the Pats.

  17. Well theres a bunch of guys on the Giants defense with 10 fingers that can’t rush the passer, JPP with 8 1/2 fingers is a significant upgrade, he should talk to our FB(Whitlock) on utilizing the spin move to get sacks. In terms of how much they pay him, we have plenty of cap space to carry over for next year, JPP is worth whatever the Giants are willing to pay him, and most importantly as a Giants fan, I don’t care cause it’s not my money.

  18. justintuckrule says: Oct 27, 2015 8:47 PM

    We’re missing 4 of our 6 best players and we’re still in first place you Philthy haters. Now that they’re starting to come back, I’d be scrambling for early complaints too.
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    Disclaimer, not a knock on this particular fan, or Giants fans in general.

    But I can NOT stand how the fans on this site routinely refer to injuries affecting their team, but then also play the “injuries are a part of the game” card for other teams. No one cares if 4 of your 6 best players are hurt, any more than they care that Dallas’ best 2 players have been out for a month. Every team has injuries. Does it affect the team? Yes. But we cant pause the season to make sure every team players the schedule with all of their players. The game waits for no one

  19. 34 defense- I’ll concede that JPP is a gifted athlete. Both fast and strong for his size. But to claim ANY football player has above average intelligence is preposterous. An overwhelming majority are practically illiterate. There’s no doubt that most NFL players, if not for football would be dedicated gang members and/or career criminals. A god percentage somehow manage to find themselves in jail despite the charmed life they have but don’t deserve. 1 out of 500 actually earn their college degrees. And then there’s real life proof of just how smart guys like JPP are. Just look at him now. Genius.

  20. eaglesfan290 says:
    Oct 27, 2015 7:51 PM
    Why should the Giants get a two-week roster exemption he can play or he can’t. Cut a player off the 53 to make room for him or don’t sign him to a deal.

    That is how every other team does it, the Giants shouldn’t get 2 weeks to see if the guy can play “AS IS” before they have to cut a player.

    We all play with the same rules, it’s just 31 other teams don’t have any dumb enough to blow themselves up.
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    Applying for roster exemptions for players coming back from a prolonged absence, oftentimes a NFI while unsigned, is a fairly standard procedure. Particularly when involving a player who has missed the entire offseason because he was unsigned. They are routinely asked for and granted. The Bills were granted one for Jairus Byrd when he finally signed his franchise tag after sitting out offseason and camp activities.

    There is nothing unusual or nefarious about it. I am not surprised a Philly fan would complain about it without just cause but @harrisonhits is usually better informed than this:

    “If they sign someone who’s coming off a torn ACL would they get a roster exemption ? Someone coming off a broken leg or arm ? No, of course not. No difference here.”

    Roster exemptions are routinely given under those circumstances particularly if the reason a player was unsigned involved the tag.

  21. for the retard who said giants fans would be regretting this in 10 weeks–whats there to regret. hes better than anything they have and if he sucks he sucks. no big deal. keep thinking hard. 18-1

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