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Giants Interested In Re-Signing Jason Pierre-Paul & Robert Ayers

Dan Graziano of ESPN reports that the Giants are interested in re-signing free agent defensive ends Jason Pierre-Paul and Robert Ayers.

According to Graziano, the Giants will speak to their agents at the Combine over the next few days.

Last we heard regarding Pierre-Paul, Jason Cole of B/R reported that the Giants want him back next year, but are not expected to use their franchise tag on him because it’s just too much money to commit to him after the injury he sustained.

As for Ayers, Jason La Canfora mentioned that he’s well-positioned to secure a big payday and target a similar deal to the five-year, $47 million-plus deal Vinny Curry signed with the Eagles.

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.

Ayers, 30, is coming off of his best season in the NFL and should end up being among the best defensive ends in this year’s free agent class.

In 2015, Ayers appeared in 12 games and recorded 41 tackles, nine sacks, two forced fumbles and four pass defenses for the Giants.

We have both players featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.