Jason Pierre-Paul on his future with Giants: 'It is what it is'

Friday November 14th, 2014

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is eligible to become a free agent at the end of the season, but he's not worried about his contract situation, according to the New York Post

The 25-year-old has been with the Giants for all five seasons of his NFL career, but isn't committing to a return. 

"Hey, it is what it is. If I’m here, I’m here. If I’m not, I’m not," Pierre-Paul said. "I’ve been here for five years now, and there have been ups and downs. I love it here, but we’ve got to wait and see at the end of the season."

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According to the Post, New York's discussions about an extension with the defensive end appear to be at a "standstill." The Post notes that Pierre-Paul is currently making $4.6 million in the final season of his five-year, $16 million rookie contract.

A former first-round draft pick in 2010, Pierre-Paul was named to the Pro Bowl in both 2011 and 2012. He underwent back surgery in 2013 and did not play a full season for the first time in his career. Through nine games this season, he has 47 tackles and 3.5 sacks.

In 2011, Pierre-Paul had a career-high 16.5 sacks and 93 tackles. 

The Giants are 3-6 this season and host the 49ers (5-4) on Sunday.

- Molly Geary

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