NFC East Notes: JPP, Beckham Jr., Haslett

Giants defensive Jason Pierre-Paul is a free agent at season’s end, and it doesn’t sound like he’s too worried about scoring a large deal in free agency. “I think I’m worth a lot of money,” Pierre-Paul told Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News (via Twitter). Additionally, JPP isn’t interested in giving New York a hometown discount, despite the fact that he’s spent the entirety of his five-year career with the club. “It’s going to be a business situation,” he said (link). “It’s going to be about my family.” Here’s more from the NFC East…

  • Giants GM Jerry Reese had his best draft since 2007 this year, writes Vacchiano in a full article. First-round pick Odell Beckham Jr. is the shining star of the class, of course, but guard Weston Richburg, running back Andre Williams, and linebacker Devon Kennard all look like winners at this point. The same can’t be said for Big Blue this year, but brighter days could be ahead.
  • After another disappointing season, John Keim of ESPN takes a look at some of Washington’s veteran free agents and their future with the team. The list is highlighted by two 35-year old players who will likely not return to the team in Santana Moss and Ryan Clark.
  • Washington head coach Jay Gruden would prefer that defensive coordinator Jim Haslett returns in 2015, according to Zac Boyer of the Washington Times. The final call on Haslett, however, will be made by upper management. “I have, obviously, input and all that stuff, but ultimately, it will come down to, hopefully, a group decision — and one that we can all live with,” said Gruden. Washington ranks 30th in weighted defensive DVOA.
  • In other NFC East DC news, Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell could be coaching his last game for New York on Sunday, writes Tom Rock of Newsday.

Zach Links contributed to this post.

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