Jason Pierre-Paul reportedly will continue to terrorize quarterbacks for the New York Giants next season.
The Giants placed the franchise tag on Pierre-Paul on Monday, according to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, citing league sources.
The veteran defensive end was given the franchise tag in 2015 prior to his July 4 fireworks accident, which cost him his right index finger and parts of several other fingers.
Despite the damage to his hand, Pierre-Paul proved that he could still be an effective pass rusher during the 2016 campaign. The 28-year-old recorded seven sacks and was tied for the NFL lead with eight deflected passes through 12 games before his season ended due to sports hernia surgery.
Pierre-Paul played last season under a one-year deal worth a little less than $10 million as the Giants wanted him to prove that he would not be limited by his right hand.
The two sides have until July 15 to work out a long-term deal or Pierre-Paul will play the 2017 season for $16.83 million, according to Florio.
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