The two-time Super Bowl winner heads to Baltimore to hit the ball.
Former New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers pro bowler Jason Pierre-Paul is signing a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens worth up to $5.5 million, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport said Thursday.
Josina Anderson of CBS Sports was the first to report it.
Pierre-Paul visited the Ravens back in June and again this week, but now he stays in place.
Baltimore (1-1) is suffering a disastrous 42-38 loss to the Miami Dolphins with just one sack. Despite being sidelined from his best seasons, 33-year-old Pierre-Paul could bring a little more power in the pass rush department. He will join veterans Calais Campbell and Justin Houston and youngsters Odafa Ove and Malik Harrison on the defensive front, who has 23.9 percent quarterback pressure according to Next Gen stats but only 3.5 percent sacks.
A first-round pick by the Giants in 2010, Pierre-Paul won the Super Bowl in Gotham and advanced to a pair of Pro Bowls. In 2018, he joined the Bucs and won another Super Bowl with them.
How much is left in the tank remains to be seen from JPP, who was a professional bowler in 2020 after posting 9.5 sacks and 55 tackles, but had just 2.5 sacks and 31 tackles in 12 starts last year.