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Jason Pierre-Paul, Tamba Hali re-sign with Giants and Chiefs

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The New York Giants are re-signing Jason Pierre-Paul to a one-year deal, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. He reportedly turned down more money elsewhere. Meanwhile, the Kansas City Chiefs re-signed Tamba Hali to a three-year deal, ESPN's Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport report.

That takes two of the top edge rushers off an already thin market. Mario Williams and Charles Johnson are the two biggest names still available, but the former is expected to sign with the Miami Dolphins. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are currently hosting Charles Johnson for a visit, after he visited the New York Giants in the past couple of days. The fact that the Giants are signing Pierre-Paul suggests they're out of the running for Johnson.

The Bucs are desperately in need of an edge rusher, as they haven't had a competent one arguably since Simeon Rice in 2006. That has hindered their defense through the years, and they're expected to heavily address the position this offseason. Signing Johnson would go a long way towards doing that -- and it's really the only somewhat reliable option the Bucs have left.