Unlike the traditional franchise tag, the non-exclusive franchise tag allows other teams to offer Pierre-Paul a contract.
“Yeah, if I can stay here, I would love to be a Giant for life,” the defensive end told reporters on Wednesday. “I don’t know what the future has.”
The Giants’ defensive line, like much of the rest of the 5-7 squad, has grown old and injured in the blink of an eye, and there appears little help in sight.
“With Dallas, we all understand that it’s a division opponent, it’s a division rival. But at the same time, like I said, every game from this moment on is a must-win game.”
In an NFC East nobody wants to win, a division where the champion could well be 7-9 when all this is said and done, the Giants are looking pretty good right now.
Heading into Week 5 against the Eagles at MetLife Stadium, the Giants’ wait for Jason Pierre-Paul continues.
Pass-rushing playmaker Jason Pierre-Paul is active for the Giants in their opener in Dallas.
Tom Coughlin announced that wide receiver Victor Cruz is probable for Sunday. Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is listed as questionable.
The New York Giants announced today that star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has been activated off the PUP list. He is now cleared to practice.
With Jason Pierre-Paul still recovering from back surgery in early June, the Giants practiced Wednesday with fellow defensive end Justin Tuck sidelined by an undisclosed back problem.
If Jason Pierre-Paul is ready for the new season, the Giants are again going to be a threat to hassle opposing quarterbacks.
Mathias Kiwanuka is going back to being a defensive end for the New York Giants — and as a starter. Kiwanuka was thrust into the role earlier this week when Jason Pierre-Paul had surgery to repair a herniated disc in his lower back.
With Will Beatty struggling because of back issues, Locklear is the projected starting left tackle for the Super Bowl champions. No one, though, is ready to say that he will be there when the season starts in two weeks.
Preseason games ordinarily mean very little in the grand scheme of things, but when the Giants face the Bears on Friday night it could reveal a potential challenger for the defending Super Bowl champions.
The Big Blue troops are starting to line up behind unhappy defensive end Osi Umenyiora.