Giants, Jason Pierre-Paul agree to long-term deal

Beth Cruz
March 18, 2017

They believe that so much that they have given JPP a four-year contract worth about $68 million. Pierre-Paul may have seen some local media claim he had "re-sign" prior to his actually putting pen to paper.

Pierre-Paul gets the kind of security he hasn't had since his rookie deal with the Giants as the first-round draft pick in 2010.

Pierre-Paul signed a one-year deal with the Giants last offseason as he struggled to regain his form after a 2015 Independence Day accident with fireworks.

Pierre-Paul, though, contested reports of his new deal - or at least the language used to describe it - on Twitter.

- Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) March 17, 2017The #Giants and Jason Pierre-Paul, who agreed on a 4-year deal, have been through a LOT over the years. "I've proved it. I've showed it".

If you are a Giants fan, you woke up and heard some good news. "We think highly of him ..." He was part of the 2011 Super Bowl-winning team. The only Giants' defender with more sacks last season was fellow defensive end Olivier Vernon.

The move should give the Giants some immediate salary cap relief.

Pierre-Paul missed the last four regular-season games and the playoff loss to Green Bay with a core muscle injury that required surgery. Once finalized, the new deal will likely lower that number for 2017 by spreading bonuses and guarantees over the life of the contract. They sat just $3.9 million under the cap as of Friday morning.

Coming into this off season, the New York Giants have a lot of things to address in terms of their players and potential free agent signings.

Initially, JPP noted in a tweet that he had not signed anything.

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