Jason Pierre-Paul re-signs with Giants on one-year deal
Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has re-signed with the Giants on a one-year deal, the team announced Wednesday.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Pierre-Paul’s contract is worth $10.5 million.
Pierre-Paul, 27, sustained serious hand injuries from a fireworks incident last July, resulting in the amputation of his right index finger.
Pierre-Paul returned to the field for the Giants in October after a lengthy standoff over the status of his hand. He played in eight games in 2015, recording one sack and 26 total tackles. In six NFL seasons, all spent with the Giants, Pierre-Paul has recorded 312 tackles and 43 sacks.
I would like to thank each and every organization that reached out to my agent during this process especially the Arizona Cardinals . It was hard to decide, but me and my family decided that it's best for me to stay in New York, just being in the NFL is a privilege and I am honored. I am truly blessed to be in this position I am in today, thank you! Now with that said I have some unfinished business to take care of in New York!!! Giants FANS! Let's get to work for the 2016 season because your boy is back and I am not going anywhere! #90PowerCircle #90IsBack
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A first round selection by New York in the 2010 draft out of South Florida, Pierre-Paul was a 2011 first team All-Pro selection and a two-time Pro Bowl honoree.