Buccaneers news: Tampa Bay re-signs Jason Pierre-Paul to two-year, $27 million deal
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-sign Jason Pierre-Paul to two-year, $27 million deal

Jason Pierre-Paul, Buccaneers

Veteran pass rusher Jason Pierre Paul will be spending another two years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the team has signed the 31-year-old to a two-year deal worth $27 million, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

After seven seasons with the New York Giants in which he was named to the First-Team All-Pro team in 2011 and the Pro Bowl in 2012, Pierre-Paul was traded to Tampa Bay in March of 2018.

In two seasons with the team, JPP hasn’t lost a step and has recorded a combined 85 tackles, 25 tackles for a loss, 21 sacks, and three forced fumbles. Pierre-Paul’s production is even more impressive considering he was forced to miss six games last season due to a fractured neck.

With the news that the Buccaneers are franchise tagging 2019 sack leader Shaquil Barrett, the team should once again be loaded at the pass rusher position. Last season, the Buccaneers ranked seventh in the NFL with 47.0 total sacks.

At 31 years old, Pierre Paul is at the age where many defensive ends start to slow down. However, as evident from his recent production, the 6-foot-5, 275-pound edge rusher is still an elite player when healthy.

Considering Pierre-Paul was paid just $3 million last season, the new contract is quite the well-deserved upgrade for the veteran defensive lineman.

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