Pierre-Paul had three tackles and a sack Monday night against the Lions.
Pierre-Paul got good pressure for much of the night, but the Lions attempted only 21 passes all game, limiting his opportunity for a bigger performance.
Pierre-Paul (groin) played in Monday's preseason contest against the Browns, Dan Duggan of NJ.com reports.
Pierre-Paul had a great season last year despite being hindered by a finger injury from a firework accident. He posted 53 tackles, seven sacks, eight blocked passes and three forced fumbles in 2016. On Monday, posted two tackles and an interception and proved he'll be ready for Week 1.
Pierre-Paul underwent offseason surgery on his groin and abdomen to repair multiple injuries, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.tv reports.
Pierre-Paul is feeling better after recent surgery addressed four lingering injuries, but he remains uncertain about when he'll return to football activities. There's a chance he won't be ready in time for training camp, while the Giants may elect to proceed cautiously with their veteran defensive end since he's played just 20 total games throughout the past two seasons.
Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, Pierre-Paul's long-term contract is expected to pay around $17 million annually, and includes $54 million guaranteed. The Giants had previously slapped the franchise tag on the defensive end, who after missing much of the 2015 season while recovering from a fireworks accident, came back with a dominant 2016 campaign. He notched seven sacks in 12 games to lead the team before suffering a season-ending groin injury in Week 13. It's expected that the defensive end will be back to full strength by the start of training camp, and as he enters his age-28 season, he should have at least a couple years of elite-level production left in him.
Pierre-Paul's designation as New York's franchise player is expected to appear officially in Tuesday's transaction log, but in making the move, the Giants have taken a significant step in securing him for the future. Considering Pierre-Paul, who played on a one-year, $10 million deal this past season, has made it clear he won't sign the $17 million tender that coincides with him being tagged, the Giants' decision to apply that designation seems to indicate their optimism over reaching a long-term extension with him prior to the July 15 deadline. As a result, there's likely further contract news to come regarding the 28-year-old, who posted 53 tackles and seven sacks in 12 games played during the 2016 campaign.
|3||9/24/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ TB||4:05 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ DEN||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|10||11/12/17||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|12||11/23/17||@ WAS||8:30 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|2010||New York Giants||16||30||24.0||6||4.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||6|
|2011||New York Giants||16||86||65.0||21||16.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||7|
|2012||New York Giants||16||66||43.0||23||6.5||1||28||28.0||28||1||5|
|2013||New York Giants||11||27||20.0||7||2||1||24||24.0||24||1||4|
|2014||New York Giants||16||77||54.0||23||12.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||6|
|2015||New York Giants||8||26||21.0||5||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||6|
|2016||New York Giants||12||53||35.0||18||7||0||0||0.0||0||0||8|
|2017||New York Giants||2||8||6.0||2||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2010||New York Giants||16||1||12||12.0||12||0||0|
|2011||New York Giants||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2012||New York Giants||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Giants||11||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||New York Giants||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2015||New York Giants||8||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Giants||12||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Giants||2||0||0||---||0||0||0|
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|2011||New York Giants||16||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New York Giants||16||0||0||1||0||1||10||1||0|
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|2014||New York Giants||16||0||0||3||0||1||0||1||0|
|2015||New York Giants||8||0||0||0||0||2||0||2||0|
|2016||New York Giants||12||0||0||3||0||1||43||1||1|
|2017||New York Giants||2||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|