Report: Giants to use non-exclusive franchise tag on Jason Pierre-Paul
Serby reports the Giants would like to work out a long-term deal with Pierre-Paul. If the two sides can't agree on a contract, he will earn $14.6 million next season. The tag allows other teams to offer Pierre-Paul a contract, but will have to sacrifice two first-round picks if he signs with them.
Pierre-Paul, who turns 26 later this month, is a two-time Pro Bowler and was named to the All-Pro First Team in 2011. He has played his entire career with the Giants since being the No. 15 pick in the 2010 draft.
Following a pair of disappointing seasons, Pierre-Paul rebounded with 12.5 sacks last season, bringing his five-year total to 42.0.
New York finished No. 22 in scoring defense and No. 29 in yards allowed last season. The Giants fired defensive coordinator Perry Fewell and re-hired Steve Spagnuolo to replace him.
The Giants finished 6-10 last season, missing the playoffs for the third straight season.
- Brad Rowland