Giants trade Jason Pierre-Paul to Bucs for draft picks

Giants trade Jason Pierre-Paul to Bucs for draft picks

The New York Giants traded defensive finish Jason Pierre-Paul to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for draft picks Thursday, one other step by a crew rebuilding after a Three-13 season.

Pierre-Paul is a former first-round draft alternative whose profession was interrupted by a fireworks accident in 2015 that severely broken his proper hand. He helped the Giants win a Tremendous Bowl within the 2011 season. He signed a four-year, $62 million contract a yr in the past.

“We recognize every thing Jason has finished for the Giants,” new basic supervisor Dave Gettleman mentioned. “He was a high-quality participant for us.”

The Giants will get Tampa Bay’s third-round draft decide (69th general) this season. The groups will swap fourth-round picks, with the Bucs shifting as much as the 102nd decide and the Giants choosing 108th.

The Bucs had 22 sacks final season they usually have been shoring up their line. Defensive finish Vinny Curry was signed after being launched by the Tremendous Bowl champion Eagles and defensive tackles Beau Allen and Mitch Unrein have been additionally signed

Pierre-Paul had 68 tackles, eight half sacks and two compelled fumbles final season. He had 58 half profession sacks since he was drafted in 2010 with the 15th decide general out of South Florida.

Signed by way of the 2020 season, Pierre-Paul has performed in 111 regular-season video games with 85 begins. He was chosen to the Professional Bowl in 2011 and ’12 and All Professional in 2011, when he had a career-high 16.5 sacks, the fourth-highest complete in Giants historical past.

Pierre-Paul additionally compelled 13 fumbles and recovered seven, together with one he returned for a landing. He intercepted two passes, returning every for a rating.