EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has signed a four-year contract with the New York Giants.
The team gave Pierre-Paul the franchise tag last month, and reached the long-term deal Friday. A two-time Pro Bowl player, Pierre-Paul had gotten the franchise designation for the second time in three years.
Two summers ago, on July 4, Pierre-Paul's right hand was severely damaged in a fireworks accident in Florida. He missed the first half of that season, but JPP returned for the final eight games. He started all 12 games he played last year and has a strong finish as the Giants made the playoffs.
The 28-year-old Pierre-Paul said: "I'm back for four years and I'm ready to get after it."
New York also re-signed backup quarterback Josh Johnson and guard John Jerry.
Report: Raiders looking to acquire Marshawn Lynch
The Raiders are strongly considering luring retired star running back Marshawn Lynch out of retirement and back home to Oakland, ESPN reported Friday morning.
Lynch, who is still under contract with the Seahawks, is said to be trying to decide if he wants to come back to the NFL. If he were to come back, there appears to be mutual interest between Lynch and the Raiders.
Lynch retired after the 2015 season with 9,112 yards in 10 NFL seasons, but there is a chance "Beast Mode" could fill the gap in the Raiders' running attack caused by Latavius Murray's departure.
Source: QB Geno Smith leaves Jets for Giants
NEW YORK -- A person familiar with the decision tells the Associated Press that quarterback Geno Smith has agreed to terms with the New York Giants.
Like receiver Brandon Marshall last week, Smith is leaving the Jets but remaining in the same stadium. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.
The 26-year-old Smith was a second-round draft choice by the Jets in 2013, but his stint with them was marred by injuries and inconsistency. He also lost his starting job in 2015 after a teammate broke Smith's jaw with a punch during training camp.
When Smith did get onto the field last season, it was brief. Ryan Fitzpatrick was benched for poor play, but Smith tore his ACL in the second quarter against Baltimore and was done for the season.
The deal is pending Smith passing a physical.