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Giants and Jason Pierre-Paul End Standoff, JPP Re-Signs

The Giants announced on Tuesday that they have re-signed franchise tag DE Jason Pierre-Paul to a one-year deal.

The value of the contract is unknown, but reports have suggested Pierre-Paul will not be making the $870,000 per week he would have made under his original franchise tender. His deal is likely incentive-heavy.

The deal ends a nearly four-month stare down between the Giants and Pierre-Paul, who infamously lost a finger in a July 4th fireworks accident.

The two-time Pro Bowler has obviously been unable to return to game action while recovering from his hand injury, and was unwilling to sign with the Giants until he felt ready to return to the field.

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul signs his one-year contract with the Giants (Photo: New York Giants).

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul signs his one-year contract with the Giants (Photo: New York Giants).

Pierre-Paul finally had his hand examined by Giants doctors on Monday, and clearly the meeting went well enough to lead to a deal.

JPP was present during practice on Wednesday, but that does not mean his 2015 debut is imminent.

The Giants have received a two-week roster exemption that will allow Pierre-Paul to practice with the team before he makes his season debut.

Pierre-Paul will not play on Sunday against the Saints, and appears highly unlikely to return when the Giants visit the Bucs the following Sunday. Right now, it appears Pierre-Paul is looking at a return date of Sunday, November 15 against the Patriots.

The Giants will have to re-shuffle their starting defensive line once Pierre-Paul returns.

Expect Cullen Jenkins to kick inside to DT alongside Johnathan Hankins. Pierre-Paul will start at DE, likely opposite Robert Ayers.

The Giants’ pass rush has been one of the worst in the NFL this season. Big Blue has generated just nine sacks in seven games, the second lowest total in the league.

It is yet to be seen if Pierre-Paul can replicate the success he has had in the past with just nine fingers, but either way his return will be a welcome one for the division-leading Giants.

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