Pierre-Paul has yet to sign his one-year franchise tender worth close to $15 million.
He has played in the past at about 280 pounds, but he posted on Instagram that he hopes to drop to 265.
Pierre-Paul will be counted on heavily to pressure the quarterback this season. His sack total skyrocketed from two in 2013 to 12 1/2 last year.
Pierre-Paul is not attending minicamp, which began Tuesday. As a franchise player who has declined to sign his one-year, $14.8 million contract, he cannot be fined. He is seeking a long-term deal.
The 26-year-old Pierre-Paul has remained in Florida throughout the offseason. He did not attend any OTA activities.
Tom Coughlin stated in May that he expected
Not so fast.
Pierre-Paul is likely to skip the sessions, per NFL.com Insider Ian Rapoport, because he has not signed his one-year franchise tender. He would earn close to $15 million if he signs.
His decision to decline indicates disenchantment with the Giants in their stance regarding negotiations of a long-term deal. It does not appear the two sides are close, according to NJ.com.
Pierre-Paul contributed to 77 tackles with 12.5 sacks last season.
In a unique twist, Pierre-Paul, who has not signed his one-year, $15 million franchise tender cannot be fined since he is technically is not on the Giants' roster. Pierre-Paul has not received a contract offer from the Giants aside from the franchise designation.
Pierre-Paul had 12 1/2 sacks last season but will be playing for a new defensive coordinator in Steve Spagnuolo, meaning he could be behind when he finally does report.
"I expect him to be there," Coughlin said, "but we'll have to see."
Pierre-Paul has yet to sign his franchise tender or an injury wavier in order to participate in workouts.
"We went back and forth about two weeks ago with some text inquiries and so on and so forth," Coughlin said. "He's working hard. He tells me he's working hard. And he's spoken to [defensive line coach] Robert Nunn on more than one occasion too."
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