With the signing of first-round pick Jason Pierre-Paul on Saturday evening, the New York Giants have all seven of their rookies under contract. General manager Jerry Reese was determined to have Pierre-Paul in Albany for the first practice Sunday, and the two sides agreed to a five-year deal that includes $11.6 million in guaranteed money, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Though he has immense size and talent, Pierre-Paul is considered somewhat of a project. By signing on time, the Giants will be able to throw him into the fire from the start. Earlier in the day, the Giants signed second-round pick Linval Joseph, who should bolster a defensive line that was ravaged by injuries and opposing running backs in 2009.
The NFC East blog will be on the ground Sunday afternoon to monitor the Giants' first practice at 3 p.m. ET. Pierre-Paul and Joseph are both expected to be on the practice field. We'll keep you posted via the blog and various other mediums. I'll be traveling most of the day Sunday, but I'll try to check in before practice with any updates. With Pierre-Paul's signing every draft pick in the NFC East has been signed.