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L 21-24
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vs. Atl
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L 19-22
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W 31-24
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Giants trade Jason Pierre-Paul to Bucs for draft picks

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) 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.

The Giants will get Tampa Bay's third-round pick (69th overall) in the draft in late April. The teams also will swap fourth-round picks, with the Bucs moving up to the 102nd pick and the Giants selecting 108th.

NFC South Division
xy-New Orleans 1150.688
x-Carolina 1150.688
x-Atlanta 1060.625
Tampa Bay 5110.313
Full Standings
Pass Yds: J. Winston3504
Pass TDs: J. Winston19
Rush Yds: P. Barber423
Rush TDs: P. Barber3
Rec Yds: M. Evans1001
Rec TDs: C. Brate6
Int: K. Alexander3
Sacks: G. McCoy6.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5816 (9)
Passing Yards: 4607 (2)
Rushing Yards: 1450 (27)
Points per game: 20.9 (19)
Yards per game: 363.5 (9)
Touchdowns: 34 (18)
Field Goals: 25 (19)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 6049 (32)
Passing Yards: 4306 (31)
Rushing Yards: 1880 (23)
Points per game: 23.9 (25)
Yards per game: 378.1 (32)
Touchdowns: 39 (25)
Field Goals: 26 (15)
Date Player Transactions
3/23 E. Smith re-signed/unrest FA Two-year contract (through 2019)
3/22 J. Pierre-Paul traded w/ draft pick for two 2018 draft picks
3/19 B. Grimes re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2018)
3/19 P. Barber re-signed/excl. FA One-year tender (through 2018)
3/17 C. Lynch signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2018)
3/17 R. Ayers Jr. cut
3/17 V. Curry signed/unrest FA Three-year contract (through 2020)
3/16 C. Catanzaro signed/unrest FA Three-year contract (through 2020)
3/16 M. Unrein signed/unrest FA Three-year contract (through 2020)
3/16 R. Jensen signed/unrest FA Four-year contract (through 2021)
Date Player Status
12/31 J. Pierre-Paul back, finger, ankle (Questionable)
12/31 R. Ayers Jr. shoulder (Doubtful)
12/31 D. Bond ankle (Doubtful)
12/31 C. Brate hip, knee (Questionable)
12/31 C. Godwin ankle (Questionable)
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