NFC East Watch: Pierre-Paul’s Contract Year Voided

Jason Pierre-Paul is now set to become a free agent next month

Getty Images

 New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul’s rookie contract voided on Friday, meaning for the moment, the young star is without a deal and headed to free agency.

This isn’t surprising, and it’s far from a sure indicator that Pierre-Paul will leave the Giants this offseason. New York could always use the franchise tag on the two-time Pro Bowler, if they’re unable to come to an agreement on a long-term deal. But back in December, Pierre-Paul made it clear that he was wholly unsure if he’d return to the team that drafted him.

Who knows if I’m going to be in a Giant uniform?” he asked, per the New York Daily News. “Like I say now, the numbers are there, I had a great season, everybody sees it. There’s really nothing else to say, just negotiations, and (they’re) coming.”

If the Giants do franchise Pierre-Paul, he’s expected to earn around $15 million in 2015. He finished last season with 77 tackles, 12.5 sacks and three forced fumbles.

Stay on top of the latest Dallas Cowboys news with Follow NBC DFW on Facebook or have breaking Cowboys news sent directly to your phone with Blue Star SMS alerts. Text "bluestar" to 622339 (NBCDFW) to subscribe, text HELP for more info, and text STOP to end the subscription. Message and data rates may apply.Read more about it here.

Copyright FREEL - NBC Local Media
Contact Us