|National Football League|
Giants place franchise tag on DE Jason Pierre-Paul
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants placed the franchise tag on defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul after the 26-year-old rebounded from two injury-plagued seasons.
The Giants made the move Monday, guaranteeing that their first-round draft pick of 2010 will make at least $14.813 million next season unless the two sides reach an agreement on a long-term deal by July 15.
Pierre-Paul had team highs of 12 1/2 sacks and 21 quarterback hits playing on a defense ranked No. 29 overall. It was his best season since having 16 1/2 sacks in 2011, the season the Giants won their second Super Bowl under Tom Coughlin.MORE
|Pass Yds:||E. Manning||4410|
|Pass TDs:||E. Manning||30|
|Rush Yds:||A. Williams||721|
|Rush TDs:||A. Williams||7|
|Rec Yds:||O. Beckham Jr.||1305|
|Rec TDs:||O. Beckham Jr.||12|
|Passing Yards:||4470 (7)|
|Rushing Yards:||1603 (23)|
|Points per game:||23.8 (13)|
|Yards per game:||367.2 (10)|
|Field Goals:||24 (24)|
|Passing Yards:||4163 (21)|
|Rushing Yards:||2162 (30)|
|Points per game:||25.0 (22)|
|Yards per game:||375.8 (29)|
|Field Goals:||29 (21)|
|3/2||J. Pierre-Paul||Designated franchise player|
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