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    Sending two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to Tampa Bay for two draft picks gives the New York Giants much-needed salary cap space for 2019 and allows the Buccaneers to continue rebuilding a line that had the fewest sacks in the NFL last season.

    With the unexpected trade announced Thursday, the Giants take another step in their rebuilding under new general manager Dave Gettleman and the Bucs upgraded their defense in a bid to end a decade-long playoff drought.

    “Jason is an elite-level edge rusher who will make an immediate impact on our defense,” Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said in a story posted on the team’s website . “We are adding a two-time Pro Bowler who is passionate about the game and has established himself as one of the league’s premier defensive ends.”

    Later in the day, who missed the final 11 games with a broken foot., the Giants announced they had terminated the contract of wide receiver and special teams player Dwayne Harris

    While the Pierre-Paul trade only clears up a couple of million dollars in cap space this year, the benefit for the Giants — who were 3-13 last season — will be in 2019 when it sheds roughly $18 million in cap space. That will be important with safety Landon Collins and receiver Odell Beckham Jr. both possibly looking for new contracts.

    The effects will be more immediate for the Bucs, who were 5-11 last season and had 22 sacks.

    Pierre-Paul, who had 8 sacks last season and 58 since being drafted with the 15th pick overall in 2010, defensive end Vinny Curry and tackle Beau Allen. Former Bears tackle Mitch Unrein also was signed., joins a team that recently signed two members of the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles

    They join returning six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy on a Bucs’ line that hasn’t had a player finish with double-digit sacks since Simeon Rice in 2005.

    Not only does Pierre-Paul give the Bucs a pass rusher, the 29-year-old is an every-down player who has overcome a fireworks accident in 2015 that severely damaged his right hand. He signed a $62 million contract last year.

    The Giants are moving to a 3-4 defensive alignment under new coordinator James Bettcher,Authentic Damon Harrison Jersey, although they will continue to use some 4-3 formations.

    This is Gettleman’s second trade since replacing Jerry Reese. He acquired linebacker Alec Ogletree from the Los Angeles Rams for fourth and sixth-round draft choices.

    The Giants will have six picks in the draft, including the second overall. They also have the second pick in the second round (No. 34), the Bucs’ fourth-rounder and the second pick in the fifth round (No. 139). They traded their seventh-round pick to Pittsburgh last year for cornerback Ross Cockrell., two third-rounders (Nos. 66 and 69)

    Harris did not have a catch last season. He had played in all 16 games with one start in 2016 and was selected for the Pro Bowl as a special teamer.

    In his first season with New York in 2015, he played in 15 games with six starts and had a career-high 36 receptions for 396 yards and four touchdowns. He finished third in the NFL with a 28.7-yard average on 22 kickoff returns,Authentic Janoris Jenkins Jersey, including an 80-yard touchdown against the Jets., including a 100-yard touchdown return against Dallas. He also averaged 10 yards on 34 punt returns

    The move isn't a surprise considering Harris' $4.05 million salary cap hit for 2018,Authentic Brad Wing Jersey, a source told NJ Advance Media., but the Giants had not communicated a plan to Harris as of earlier this week

    New Giants GM Dave Gettleman has to turn around a 3-13 team, which means being active in this mid-March free agency frenzy and then hitting big in late April’s draft.

    Gettleman has been busy updating the offensive line, but there's still plenty more to do through free agency and the draft.,Authentic Devon Kennard Jersey, landing left tackle Nate Solder

    The Giants restructured the contract of guard John Jerry,000 roster bonus was added and his per-game bonus for being on the 46-man active roster was increased from $15, per The Athletic. Jerry is now only signed through 2018 and his base salary has been reduced from $3.05 million to $1.075 million. His cap hit also drops from $4.125 million to $3.6 million. A $400,525 per game to $31, or $500,250,Womens Muhammad Wilkerson Jersey,000 total.

    The Giants are signing veteran corner B.W. Webb to a one-year contract, per his agent, 27, Sunny Shah, on Twitter. Webb, a former Dallas Cowboys 2013 fourth-round pick out of William & Mary, 190-pound corner is undersized but extremely athletic, has been on five teams in his five pro seasons, most recently with the Cleveland Browns in 2017 — though he didn't appear in a game. The 5-11, and he could add depth as a slot corner and special teamer.

    The Giants and Eagles both have shown interest in Bears free agent punter Pat O'Donnell,. O'Donnell, 27, 22, has a 44.9-yard average over a four-year career all in Chicago since the Bears drafted him in the sixth round out of Miami in 2014. The Giants recently cut punter Brad Wing after a bad 2017 season. The only punter on their roster at the moment is punter/kicker Austin Rehkow, a former University of Idaho standout and Buffalo Bill on a reserve/futures contract signed in January. Rehkow originally worked out for the Giants in October.

    Free agent guard Justin Pugh is scheduled to meet with the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, per NFL Network. The Giants 2013 first-round draft pick played in eight games last year at both, they still have work to do on the interior of the line but could be ready to move on from Pugh., guard and tackle, but a back injury shortened his season. While the Giants upgraded at left tackle with the addition of Nate Solder

    The Giants tendered defensive tackle Robert Thomas, an exclusive rights free agent. Thomas, was brought into Panthers training camp in 2016 by GM Dave Gettleman. He will likely return on the veteran's minimum., 27

    The Giants are signing CB Teddy Williams to a one-year deal. Williams played with the Panthers the last two seasons and has spent time with the Cowboys, Colts, Bears and Jaguars over the last seven seasons. He was a sprinter at Texas-San Antonio but did not play football in college., Cardinals

    The Giants are expected to sign Nate Solder,Womens Jonathan Casillas Jersey, 29, who is joining the Jaguars. The deal will make Solder the highest paid offensive lineman in the NFL at $62 millon over four years with $35 million guaranteed. He was the top LT on the free-agent market and fills one of the Giants' biggest needs on Eli Manning's blind side., winning the sweepstakes for the former Patriots left tackle after missing out on All-Pro guard Andrew Norwell

    The Giants are expected to sign outside linebacker Kareem Martin,Womens Damon Harrison Jersey,Womens Brad Wing Jersey, 26, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Martin, played in defensive coordinator James Bettcher's system in Arizona the last three seasons, an interception, but did not see significant playing time until last year when he started in 10 games for the Cardinals. The former third-round draft pick finished the season with 23 combined tackles,Womens Janoris Jenkins Jersey, forced fumble and sack.

    The Giants agreed to sign former Carolina Panthers veteran running back Jonathan Stewart to a two-year, the Giants offensive coordinator, $6.9 million deal after he visited with the team on Tuesday. The contract includes $2.95 million guaranteed with a max value of $8.4 million including incentives, per NFL Network. Mike Shula, was Stewart’s coordinator in Carolina,Authentic Jonathan Casillas Jersey,Authentic Muhammad Wilkerson Jersey, and Dave Gettleman, of course ran the Panthers, the Giants’ GM, too.

    Giants linebacker Devon Kennard is signing with the Detroit Lions and new coach Matt Patricia, per the NFL Network's Peter Schrager. Kennard,Womens Devon Kennard Jersey, has pass rushing skills and is a good teammate but wasn't enough of a difference-maker as a Giants outside linebacker., 26

    The Giants lost their top free-agent target, Carolina Panthers All-Pro guard Andrew Norwell, $66.5 million deal with $30 million guaranteed. The contract makes Norwell the league's highest-paid guard at an average of $13.3 million per year., to Tom Coughlin and the Jacksonville Jaguars.Jags and Norwell had agreed to a five-year

    The Giants re-signed veteran linebacker Mark Herzlich, who spent the entire 2017 season on injured reserve with a stinger. Herzlich, 30, Zak DeOssie (2007) and Jason Pierre-Paul (2010). He provides depth, has played all six of his NFL seasons for the Giants since signing as an undrafted free agent out of Boston College. He was on the Super Bowl XLVI team as a rookie and is the fourth-longest-tenured Giant on the current roster behind Eli Manning (2004), special teams value and leadership. He was the Giants’ 2017 nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award.


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