Buccaneers Add Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul and 4th Round Pick for Picks in 3rd and 4th Round

Published: March 22nd, 2018
By Buccaneers Gab

The Bucs pulled off a stunner on Thursday, adding another piece to their defense as they acquired Giants veteran defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul along with a fourth-round draft pick for the Bucs picks in the 3rd and 4th rounds.

Pierre-Paul, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, had 68 tackles, 8 sacks and 2 forced fumbles for the Giants in 2017 after signing a four-year, $62 million deal last offseason.

It was the first time since 2014 that the 29-year-old defender had played all 16 games in a season, though he played through hand, shoulder and knee injuries last season.

“We appreciate everything Jason has done for the Giants,” general manager Dave Gettleman said. “He was a fine player for us, and he helped our franchise win Super Bowl XLVI. We wish him well in the future.”

Pierre-Paul will join a revamped defensive line in Tampa Bay, which includes defensive end Vinny Curry, who signed a three-year deal last week, and tackle Beau Allen, both formerly of the Eagles. Gerald McCoy anchors the other tackle position.

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