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Premium players at the defensive end position rarely hit the free agent market, and things won¡¯t be different with New York Giants end Jason Pierre-Paul. Two years after being franchised by the Giants, the 28-year-old was tagged again, the team announced on Tuesday. He will make around $17 million if he plays under the tag in 2017.
Adam Schefter adds that the two sides will still try to reach a long-term deal before Wednesday:
Game Mike Ribeiro Jersey Giants expected to use franchise tag on Jason Pierre-Paul by Wednesday if two sides cannot reach long-term deal by then, per league sources.
With 50 career sacks in seven seasons, Pierre-Paul has become the face of New York¡¯s defense, even with superstars Olivier Vernon, Damon Harrison and Janoris Jenkins entering the mix last season. After locking up those three guys to big deals last season, the Giants¡¯ efforts to get JPP re-signed prove how important a player he is to the team¡¯s defense.
It¡¯s worth noting Cousins is a Mardi Gras truther ¡ª meaning he believes New Orleans isn¡¯t where the holiday originated. Rather, it was his hometown that was robbed of the annual tradition.
“I’m actually from where Mardi Gras originated, which is Mobile, Alabama,” Cousins said, according to NOLA.com. “So, let’s get that correct. You guys stole our tradition. Let’s put that out there.
“My last Mardi Gras was my senior year in high school. I don’t have a reason to come (to New Orleans). I celebrate the real Mardi Gras.”
Now that that¡¯s been settled, let¡¯s get back to basketball.
He was also responsible for the game-winning score with a rare pick-two. It was a special day for Berry, who grew up in Atlanta and underwent cancer treatment there as well.
Since Kansas City drafted Berry in 2010, he has been a model of consistency in the defensive backfield. Berry has put up 430 tackles and 14 intersections in seven years with the Chiefs. A long-term deal wasn¡¯t reached last offseason, but he finally got it this season.