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Former USF Bull Jason Pierre-Paul Signs 2-Year Deal to Stay with Bucs

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The former Bull cashes in on a $27 million deal.

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Jason Pierre-Paul’s journey from USF hero to NFL multi-millionaire has been a roller coaster. JPP inked a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers despite missing the first eight games of 2019 after a neck injury.

More details on the contract were not immediately available.

Pierre-Paul, who turned 31 in January, played in 10 games registering 8.5 sacks and 27 tackles after suffering a fractured neck from a car accident last April. Playing opposite of Shaq Barrett, whom the Bucs franchise tagged earlier in the day, clearly paid dividends for a Tampa Bay defense that surged at the end of the season.

The two-time pro bowler recorded 10 sacks in back-to-back seasons after being traded from the New York Giants, the team that drafted him, prior to the 2018 season. In his 10 seasons in the league, JPP has accumulated over $76 million in earnings according to Spotrac.