If a contract extension cannot be reached, the New York Giants will apply the franchise tag to defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is set to become a free agent in March, and he is sure to command a lot of money.
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However, the Giants are planning to keep him for at least one more year. It has been reported that they will use the franchise tag on Pierre-Paul if they can’t agree to a long-term contract.
This would cost the Giants between $14.5 and $16 million, but the 26-year-old is their primary source of a pass rush and bounced back in 2014 with 12.5 sacks.
Bleacher Report NFL revealed the Giants’ plans for the defensive end on Twitter.
NY Giants will use franchise tag on DE Jason Pierre-Paul if a deal can’t be reached by March 2. http://t.co/RhSmiixZTi
— Bleacher Report NFL (@BR_NFL) February 23, 2015