The Giants have until March 2 to reach an agreement or use the franchise tag on Pierre-Paul. The tag for defensive ends is expected to be around $15 million.
"We're talking but that is all I'm going to say about that," Reese said to NJ.com. "It's really not appropriate to really talk about where we are in respect to that, but we are talking."
If the Giants and Pierre-Paul are unable to agree on a new contract, the team can franchise tag the 25-year-old defensive end. The tag for defensive ends is expected to be near $15 million.
Pierre-Paul finished with a team-high 12 1/2 sacks in 2014, totaling 77 tackles on the year.
"Well we are convinced that we want [Pierre-Paul] back, without a doubt, and there's been a lot of different discussions, hopefully he's going to remain a Giant," Coughlin said. "The goal is for him to be a Giant and play as a Giant forever, and retire as a Giant. How that works out is another issue."
Last season, Pierre-Paul racked up 77 tackles and 12 1/2 sacks, his best numbers since his breakout 2011 All-Pro campaign. Pierre-Paul will turn 26 at the end of February.
Last season, he racked up 77 tackles and 12 1/2 sacks, his best numbers since his breakout 2011 All-Pro campaign. Pierre-Paul will turn 26 at the end of February.
Absent a franchise or transition tag, Pierre-Paul will hit the market when the 2015 league year opens March 10. He racked up 12 1/2 sacks along with 54 tackles in 2014, his best season since breaking out in 2011. The Giants will be hit with a $1.35 million cap charge as a result of the defensive end's prorated bonus.
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|2013||New York Giants||11||27||20.0||7||2||1||24||24.0||24||1||4|
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