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90 Jason Pierre-Paul DE
Height/Weight: 6-5/278 | Birthdate: 1/1/1989 | Birthplace: Deerfield Beach, FL, USA | Team: New York | College: South Florida | NFL Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 100/90 | Average Draft Position: 153.14
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Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul stops by team workouts


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4/20/2015) Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul swung by the team facility Monday as rest of his teammates began voluntary conditining work, but Pierre-Paul did not participate, per the Daily News

In this case, the situation doesn't necessarily mean bad blood between player and team. Pierre-Paul has yet to sign his franchise tag tender and didn't sign an injury waiver that would allow him to take part in workouts. 

Pierre-Paul, who had 12.5 sacks last season, is working out with his own personal trainer in preparation for the upcoming season. 


Report: Giants place franchise tag on Jason Pierre-Paul


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) The Giants have placed the franchise tag on defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, NFL.com reports.

The team was set to tag Pierre-Paul if a long-term deal could not be reached, per a report in February, and he still remains unsigned as Monday's deadline for tagging players approaches. If the two sides cannot work out a long-term deal, the defensive end would receive $14.813 million to play in 2015.

Pierre-Paul racked up 12 1/2 sacks in a rebound season in 2014.


Report: Giants will tag Pierre-Paul if no long-term deal is reached


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) If the Giants and Jason Pierre-Paul cannot come to an agreement on a long-term contract, the team will use the franchise tag to retain Pierre-Paul, a source told ESPN.

The Giants have until March 2 to reach an agreement or use the franchise tag on Pierre-Paul. The tag for defensive ends is expected to be around $15 million.


Giants, Jason Pierre-Paul discussing new contract


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2015) Giants general manager Jerry Reese didn't give away too many details but he did note that the team and Jason Pierre-Paul's agent are currently discussing a new contract to keep him in New York.

"We're talking but that is all I'm going to say about that," Reese said to NJ.com. "It's really not appropriate to really talk about where we are in respect to that, but we are talking."

If the Giants and Pierre-Paul are unable to agree on a new contract, the team can franchise tag the 25-year-old defensive end. The tag for defensive ends is expected to be near $15 million.

Pierre-Paul finished with a team-high 12 1/2 sacks in 2014, totaling 77 tackles on the year.


Tom Coughlin: The goal is for Jason Pierre-Paul to be a Giant forever


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) Giants coach Tom Coughlin told reporters during Thursday's combine press conference that it will be a priority to bring defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul back next season. Coughlin also added that discussions between the Giants and Pierre-Paul's camp are ongoing, per NJ.com. It remains to be seen if they'll use the franchise tag on Pierre-Paul.

"Well we are convinced that we want [Pierre-Paul] back, without a doubt, and there's been a lot of different discussions, hopefully he's going to remain a Giant," Coughlin said. "The goal is for him to be a Giant and play as a Giant forever, and retire as a Giant. How that works out is another issue."

Last season, Pierre-Paul racked up 77 tackles and 12 1/2 sacks, his best numbers since his breakout 2011 All-Pro campaign. Pierre-Paul will turn 26 at the end of February.


Report: Giants prefer to use franchise tag on Jason Pierre-Paul


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2015) The Giants are reportedly negotiating to place the non-exclusive franchise tag on defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, reports Steve Serby of the New York Post. The Giants prefer to lock Pierre-Paul up to a deal worth approximately $11 million annually.

Last season, he racked up 77 tackles and 12 1/2 sacks, his best numbers since his breakout 2011 All-Pro campaign. Pierre-Paul will turn 26 at the end of February.


Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul has contract year void


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2015) Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had his 2015 contract year void Friday, CBSSports.com's Joel Corry reports.

Absent a franchise or transition tag, Pierre-Paul will hit the market when the 2015 league year opens March 10. He racked up 12 1/2 sacks along with 54 tackles in 2014, his best season since breaking out in 2011. The Giants will be hit with a $1.35 million cap charge as a result of the defensive end's prorated bonus.


Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul not worried over free agency


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who's on the final year of his contract, told reporters Friday he's worried more about snapping New York's four-game losing skid than contract negotiations, ESPN reported. Both sides have yet to have any discussions about a new extension this season.

"To be honest with you, I'm not worried about my contract situation," Pierre-Paul said after Giants practice Friday. "It's going to take care of itself. If I'm here, I'm here. If I'm not, I'm not. I don't think about it. I go home and sleep good at night."


Pierre-Paul on Giants' problems: 'It is all about heart'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2014) Just a few days after his teammate safety Antrel Rolle questioned his team's effort in a 40-24 Monday night loss against the Colts, Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul told reporters Friday that the team did not have enough "heart," per ESPN. With the Week 9 defeat, the Giants have dropped three consecutive games and are 3-5 on the season, three games behind Philadelphia for first place in the NFC East.

"Honestly, it is not all about attitude, it is all about heart," Pierre-Paul said Thursday, when asked about the Giants' attitude heading into the second half of the season. "You can have the attitude, you can have the swagger, you can talk your way, but it is all about heart. If you don’t have the heart to play this game, then we are going to continue losing.

"That is with every guy, every guy has to challenge their self to play more and do more than what they expect," he continued. "When it comes down to it, it is all about heart. If you don’t have heart, that is something you can’t give a player, you just have to have it."


Key Giants cleared for Monday Night Football


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(11/3/2014) Three key Giants who were on the injury report are active for Monday's game against the Colts. They are defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who was probable with a shoulder injury; corner Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who was questionable with back and hamstring injuries; and punter Steve Weatherford, who was probable with an ankle injury.

Giants release final injury report for Week 9 vs. Colts


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2014) The Giants have released the team's final injury report for Monday's Week 9 matchup with the Colts, and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (back, hamstring) is the only player listed as questionable.

Rodgers-Cromartie spent the entire week of practice limited after spending his bye week at the team facility receiving treatment for his injuries. If he can't go, he'll join running back Rashad Jennings (knee) and defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins (calf), both of whom have been ruled out afer missing practice all week, on the sidelines.

Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) and punter Steve Weatherford (ankle) are both listed as probable to play Monday. Pierre-Paul practiced in full on Thursday and Friday before missing Saturday's session. Weatherford has been limited all week.


Giants intercept three passes during Week 3 win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Despite surrendering more than 400 yards, the Giants had a pretty strong defensive effort during a 30-17 win Week 3 vs. Houston.

The Texans did finish with 411 yards (119 rushing) and were playing without star running back Arian Foster (hamstring). But the Giants held Houston to no points, four first downs and 83 yards in the first half. 

Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara, safety Antrel Rolle and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie each had an interception Sunday. Linebacker Jameel McClain led the team with 11 tackles (nine solo). Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was second on the team with seven tackles (five solo). Amukamara and Rodgers-Cromartie each had two pass defenses.

The Giants are back in action Thursday at Washington.


Three Giants defenders expected to play Sunday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) The Giants have three players listed on the injury report for Week 2 who are expected to play through their injuries in Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

Linebacker Jon Beason (foot) and defensive linemen Cullen Jenkins (hip) and Jason Pierre-Paul (neck) are all probable for Week 2, after getting through Friday's practice. 


Jason Pierre-Paul expects to practice Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is expected to be on the field for the team's first weekly practice Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.

"I'm sure we'll monitor it, but he really felt good after the game, and this morning as well," head coach Tom Coughlin said Tuesday. "We'll list him as limited, but I think the fact that he came back and played and played with good energy, finished the game, didn't seem to have any issues, I think that's a good sign."

Pierre-Paul left Monday's game with an injury to the neck/shoulder area but was able to return, finishing the game with four tackles.


Jason Pierre-Paul limited to four tackles Week 1


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul worked through a neck injury in an uneventful Week 1 performance against the Lions at Ford Field.

Pierre-Paul left the game in the opening quarter and after X-rays on his injured neck came back negative, he returned to the field in the second quarter. He totaled four tackles (two solo) in a 35-14 defeat.

Jason Pierre-Paul exits MNF after tough collision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was forced out of Week 1 against the Lions in because of an apparent left shoulder injury. Pierre-Paul collided with teammate while trying to tackle Eli Manning. He was on the floor in pain before being taken back to the locker room for X-rays. According to ESPN's Lisa Salters, the team was also concerned with the way Pierre-Paul's neck turned on the play. He is expected to return.


Jason Pierre-Paul looking spry again


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(8/11/2014) Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has been tossing offensive linemen aside in the first two preseason games, reports The Star-Ledger. Against the Steelers, "there were more flashes of the JPP of old," the paper said.

Pierre-Paul was limited to 11 games last year because of a shoulder injury. He's trying to regain the form he showed in 2011 when he had 16.5 sacks. Early returns are promising. In 35 preseason snaps, Pierre-Paul has three tackles, a quarterback hit, a hurry, and a batted-down pass.


Jason Pierre-Paul says he's '110 percent'


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/24/2014) Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said Thursday that he feels good for the start of training camp, reports the New York Daily News.

"I'm awesome," Pierre-Paul said. "I'm 110 percent."

Pierre-Paul was limited to 11 games in 2013 with a shoulder injury.


Jason Pierre-Paul still not totally over back issues


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/18/2014) Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said Wednesday that his back is mostly back to being in good shape but that he "still feels a little something."

"[A]t the end of the day, it's nothing that is going to bother me while I'm playing," Pierre-Paul said according to the Newark Star-Ledger. "Now, I'm flying to the ball. Last year, I was completely -- back surgery, you couldn't expect me to come in and do what I did in (2011) -- then I got hurt with my shoulder." 

JPP added that he has something to prove this year and that he wants to "shut a whole bunch of people up."


Jason Pierre-Paul sheds 15 pounds


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/22/2014) Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul showed up at offseason workouts at 270 pounds, down from the 285 pounds he weighed in at this time last year, the Newark Star-Ledger reports. 

Giants 'all in' on Jason Pierre-Paul


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(4/6/2014) The Giants "are all in" on the return of defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, "who had a miserable 2013 that began with back surgery in June and ended with two lousy sacks during the season," reports the New York Daily News. The team believes that with an offseason to rest his back and shoulder, Pierre-Paul will approach his 2011 form when he posted 16.5 sacks, the report said.

Jason Pierre-Paul won't need shoulder surgery


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/21/2014) Giants coach Tom Coughlin said defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul won't need surgery for his injured shoulder, reports the New York Daily News.

The report says Coughlin said "hopefully he’s going to return to feeling the way he has in past." Pierre-Paul said at the end of January he felt 90 percent healthy.


Jason Pierre-Paul says he's 90 percent healthy


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(1/31/2014) Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said his injured shoulder is 90 percent healthy, and he is not expecting to have surgery, reports the New York Post.

"I'm on the verge of breaking out again and being the old me," Pierre-Paul said. "I'm going to see [the] doctors again and see what they say, but right now I'm feeling good. I think I'm healthy, I'm about 90 percent healthy. Before the season, I should be even healthier."


Report: Jason Pierre-Paul not expected to need surgery


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(1/27/2014) Jason Pierre-Paul's shoulder rehab is going well and it appears the Giants defensive end won't need surgery, reports Newsday. The injury limited Pierre-Paul to 11 games.

Surgery still a possibility for Jason Pierre-Paul


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(12/31/2013) Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, limited to 11 games by a shoulder injury, has not ruled out offseason surgery, reports the New York Daily News. Pierre-Paul said he'll decide by the end of January.

He finished with 27 tackles, two sacks, an interception and four passes defended.