The Giants and star pass-rusher Jason Pierre-Paul have agreed on a four-year contract, the team confirmed Friday afternoon.
Pierre-Paul earlier in the day had denied reports by NFL Media, which was first to report a deal, and ESPN.com, which reported that the contract would be worth about $17 million per year with $54 million guaranteed.
By mid-afternoon Friday, Pierre-Paul apparently had made it official. Though the Giants didn’t release terms of the deal, they reportedly were different than initially reported: an average of $15.5 million annually with $40 million guaranteed, according to NFL Media and other outlets.
Remember in 2015 when Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders tore a knee ligament when he tripped over a sprinkler? Or when Rangers hurler Derek Holland tripped over a dog in 2014? Or when the A’s Michael Taylor cut his finger in 2013 trying to throw away gum? Or in 2008 when the Astros’ Hunter Pence got all cut up when he walked into a glass door? Or when the Cubs’ Kerry Wood got hurt when he fell out of a hot tub in 2007? Or when the Brewers’ Steve Sparks dislocated a shoulder in 1994 while trying to rip a phone book in half?
(We won’t include the urban legend about young John Smoltz’s incident with an iron, because Smoltz insists it didn’t happen.)
All things considered, Flynn’s fall could’ve been a lot worse. He’s probably not laughing about it now, but rest assured his teammates probably are. There’s likely a kangaroo court fine coming at some point.
Flynn appeared in good spirits in the clubhouse Tuesday, according MLB Jerseys Cheap to the Kansas City Star.
“He was working on his barn and fell through the roof,” Royals manager Ned Yost told reporters. “So he took a pretty good tumble, knocked himself out. So he’s going to be about eight weeks behind everybody else.”
Flynn, 26, was 1-2 with a 2.60 ERA in 36 appearances for the Royals last season.