The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and veteran defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul have agreed to a reworked contract that has seen Pierre-Paul’s compensation dropped by around $3 million for 2019 and eliminating the 2020 year of the deal, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.
Pierre-Paul, 30, was placed on the non-football injury list and the team was not obligated to pay him his full salary of $13.65 million for the 2019 season.
Pierre-Paul’s compensation for the year is now $10.5 million, and he can hit free agency after the season if he is able to continue his playing career.
After he opted not to undergo surgery last month, Pierre-Paul was cleared by the team and independent doctors to resume rehabilitative exercises and the team is being cautious with his recovery given the nature of his injury. There is currently no timetable for his return.
By reworking the deal, the Bucs have created $4.4 million in cap savings.