Dexter Lawrence II
DT - NYG
Week 14 Outlook
Dexter Lawrence II (hamstring) misses Wednesday's practice.
A hamstring issue kept Lawrence out of Week 12's win over the Patriots, but, after a bye, the Pro-Bowl lineman seems to have a shot at returning to the field for the Giants on Monday night. Head coach Brian Daboll said he is "hopeful" that Lawrence will take part in Friday's workout despite missing practice on Wednesday.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the New York Giants and DT Dexter Lawrence II have reached an agreement on a four-year contract extension worth $90 million.
Lawrence gets the same totals and years as NFC East contemporary Daron Payne, giving him the third-highest APY by a DT in the NFL. Lawrence earned every bit of the contract with a stellar 2022 season, earning All-Pro honors with a statistically dominant performance. The 25-year-old defensive tackle totaled 7.5 sacks on 36 pressures from the interior, adding on 68 tackles and seven tackles for loss as well. Lawrence was crucial to the Giants' defense as the team made a run into the postseason.
Dexter Lawrence will not report to the team’s offseason program on Monday due to his unresolved contract situation.
Lawrence will join Saquon Barkley on the sidelines for the offseason program starting next week for the Giants. He is still under contract next season, but continues to seek an extension. It is possible he lands the contract he is looking for at some point during minicamp or training camp, but for now he'll sit out the start of the Giants offseason program.
The New York Giants and Dexter Lawrence II have started talks on a long-term extension.
Lawrence is coming off his best statistical year with the Giants, tallying 68 tackles and 7.5 sacks. The Giants will look to lock up their 25-year-old defensive tackle for the foreseeable future.
Dexter Lawrence's fifth-year option will be picked up by the Giants, according to Judy Battista.
Unlike Daniel Jones, Lawrence will be locked in as a New York Giant through 2023. The young defensive lineman will look to improve his play going into his fourth year in New York while being a valuable member of the defense.