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Jason Pierre-Paul signs four-year deal with New York Giants [UPDATED]

Pierre-Paul said to receive $40 million guaranteed

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Jason Pierre-Paul has now signed a four-year, $62 million contract with the New York Giants that guarantees him $40 million, with Ian Rapoport of NFL Network first to report the news. Per Rapoport, the deal could be worth as much as $66 million.

That is not quite the $68 million with a guarantee of $54 million that had been reported earlier on Friday. Still, it represents a significant commitment to Pierre-Paul by the Giants.

Pierre-Paul signing a big-money, long-term deal is a day many thought would never come after he blew off part of his right hand in a July 4, 2015 fireworks accident. He managed to play in eight games with one sack in 2015, and had seven sacks, eight passes defensed, three forced fumbles and a fumble return for a touchdown last season in 12 games before what the Giants described as a core muscle injury ended his season.

From JPP’s agent:

Via Instagram, from Pierre-Paul himself:

The Giants selected Pierre-Paul in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft and he had a 16.5-sack All-Pro season in 2011. He has been an excellent player when healthy over the years, but has not matched that level of production.

The Giants have now committed a massive amount of money to their defensive line. Olivier Vernon has a five-year, $85 million contract with $52.5 million guaranteed and Damon Harrison has a five-year, $46.25 million contract with $24 million guaranteed. Defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins remains a free agent.