- Schefter points out that since Pierre-Paul has yet to sign his franchise tender, he’s not under contract with the Giants.
- Giants officials were not welcome in South Florida, despite their visit.
Former NFL team physician David J. Chao mentioned Tuesday night that he would not be surprised if Pierre-Paul underwent his second “debridement surgery” to remove damaged tissue. Chao added that fractures are commonly associated with these types of procedures.
Pierre-Paul, 26, played out his five-year, $20.05 million rookie contract that included $11,629,807 million guaranteed.
The Giants wound up using their franchise tag on Pierre-Paul back in early March, which will pay him a fully guaranteed salary of $14.813 million for the 2015 season.
Jason Fitzgerald points out that the Giants could still pull the franchise tag at any time, which would make Pierre-Paul a free agent immediately.
In 2014, Pierre-Paul recorded 77 tackles, 12.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and a recovery over the course of 16 games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 7 defensive end in a 4-3 system out of 59 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Pierre-Paul and his injury as the news is available.