The team made that decision official on Thursday.
The Giants have picked up the fifth-year option on DL Dexter Lawrence. Originally the 17th overall draft choice by the Giants in 2019, Lawrence has played in 48 games over his first three seasons, missing just one game in his NFL career.
The 6-foot-4, 342-pound defensive lineman has registered a total of nine sacks, 14 tackles for loss, 30 quarterback hits, two forced fumbles and five pass breakups in his career, to go with 135 total tackles (71 solo). He earned overall PFF grades of 76.2 (2019) and 79.7 (2020) in his first two seasons, while his 74.0 pass rush grade in 2021 ranked 19th among all interior defensive linemen.
By picking up Lawrence’s option, the Giants will owe him a fully guaranteed salary of $10.753 million in 2023.