Dyer’s source added that “all signs point toward the Giants letting Pierre-Paul test free agency” with the belief that he won’t be back with the team in 2016.
Meanwhile, Jason Cole of B/R reports that the Giants do, in fact, want JPP back next year, so there are clearly conflicting reports about his future with the team.
Cole adds that the Giants are not expected to use their franchise tag on him because it’s just too much money to commit to him after the injury sustained.
According to Cole, there’s been a lot talks within the Giants’ organization about what JPP’s value is to the team.
Pierre-Paul, 26, wound up receiving the Giants’ franchise tag during the offseason, but because he suffered serious injury to his hand, the two parties later renegotiated a one-year deal worth up to $8.71 million based on incentives.
In 2015, Pierre-Paul recorded 20 tackles, a sack, two fumble recoveries and fouor pass defenses over the course of seven games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 16 defensive end in a 4-3 system out of 51 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.