Mike Garafolo of USA Today has the details. Heading into 2012, the argument could have been made that the Giants had the best trio of DEs in the league, With JPP, Justin Tuck, and Osi Umenyiora. Osi is gone, Tuck is pretty clearly in decline, and JPP not only had a down year last season (at least in comparison to his 2012 performance), but will now have an uphill climb just to get on the field Week 1.
So who plays DE if JPP isn’t ready to go when the season opens? Do you move Mathias Kiwanuka there and weaken your LB corps? Do you believe in Adrian Tracy to take on a bigger role? Can rookie Damontre Moore step in and contribute from Day 1? You might want to familiarize yourself with Moore here. I see him as something more of a prospect, but that’s just based on my amateur scouting.
The Giants are in trouble here, obviously, and Jason Pierre-Paul is an irreplaceable player on what was a very suspect defense last year.