The Giants are kicking off their three-day minicamp on Tuesday. Attendance is mandatory, but according to a report, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul doesn’t plan to participate.
The New York Giants have signed George Selvie, a college teammate of Jason Pierre-Paul, to help strengthen their defensive line.
The Giants are reportedly considering casting their line toward the biggest fish in NFL free agency.
The New York Giants placed the franchise tag on defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul after the 26-year-old rebounded from two injury-plagued seasons.
A defensive mainstay and former two-time champion has been shown the door by the Giants.
“The goal is for (Pierre-Paul) to be a Giant, and play as a Giant forever and retire a Giant,” Tom Coughlin said.
Unlike the traditional franchise tag, the non-exclusive franchise tag allows other teams to offer Pierre-Paul a contract.
Between now and March 2, NFL teams have to decide whether or not to use a franchise tag on certain players. The Giants are currently thinking long and hard about wether they will do just that with Jason Pierre-Paul.
Tagging Jason Pierre-Paul, which would deprive the impending free agent of seeking out more lucrative pastures, would not sit well with him at all. It might even hinder long-term negotiations.
The right price could mean vastly different things for a 26-year-old pass rusher and a 32-year-old safety. It could be the difference between one staying and one going.
Despite all the “ifs” and uncertainty facing the Giants, head coach Tom Coughlin believes 2015 will be a success, even if it does take a long, arduous offseason to accomplish it.
In 2014, the New York Giants (6-10) committed over $116 million in free agent contracts in order to avoid a repeat of the 2013 season. Unfortunately, injuries derailed Big Blue’s season before it ever started, and the team continues to be a work-in-progress.
The Giants’ enigmatic season ended at 6-10, with an excellent illustration of what they need moving forward.
Tom Coughlin would not address his employment status after Sunday’s season finale: “I’m going to go about my business, just as I always do, until I’m told otherwise.”
The New York Giants (4-9) hoped to get a mini-win streak started after last week’s demolition of the Tennessee Titans in Nashville last week. This week, the dysfunctional Washington Redskins (3-10) came to town, fresh off a shutout loss to the St. Louis Rams and a full blown quarterback contriversy to boot.