Jason Pierre-Paul
DL NYG (8)
1 week ago

Pierre-Paul (shoulder) is active for Sunday's Week 2 matchup with the Saints, the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The standout defensive end will be ready to roll in a game in which the Giants defense figures to need all of the reinforcements it can muster against Drew Brees and company. Pierre-Paul contributed six tackles (four solo) in the opener against the Cowboys, and his Week 2 status had been in doubt after missing practice Thursday and Friday.

Jason Pierre-Paul
DL NYG (8)
2 weeks ago

Pierre-Paul (shoulder) could miss Sunday's game against the Saints, Laura Albanese of Newsday reports. "If we have had a practice [Friday], he would not have practiced. We'll take a look at him again tomorrow. He'll have an opportunity to get out there on the field tomorrow at practice and we'll go from there," said coach Ben McAdoo on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The star defensive end was able to log a full practice Wednesday but he still landed on the injury report Friday with a questionable designation. His level of participation in Saturday's practice should shed some light on his availability for this week, but it's beginning to look like he'll be a true game-time decision. If Pierre-Paul is unable to play Sunday, it'd be a major loss for a Giants pass rush that needs to get New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees out of rhythm.

Jason Pierre-Paul
DL NYG (8)
2 weeks ago

Pierre-Paul (shoulder) is questionable for the Giants' Week 2 tilt against the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

Pierre-Paul realistically figures to be on the probable side of questionable. Though he didn't practice Thursday nor Friday, his absence reportedly served as means to allow the defensive playmaker ample rest in advance of what projects to be a high-scoring affair against New Orleans.

Jason Pierre-Paul
DL NYG (8)
2 weeks ago

Pierre-Paul (shoulder) is expected to rest during Thursday and Friday practices with the expectation that he will play on Sunday, Art Stapleton of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

This injury seems like a non-issue for Pierre-Paul, as he is not expected to miss any time after resting an apparent shoulder injury these next two days. He should expect to be a full-go come Sunday.

Jason Pierre-Paul
DL NYG (8)
2 weeks ago

Pierre-Paul had four solo tackles and two assists in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants failed to record a sack against Dallas' all-world offensive line, but they held the offense in check, and Pierre-Paul showed his skills as a top-tier run-stopping 4-3 defensive end.

Jason Pierre-Paul
DL NYG (8)
2 months ago

Pierre-Paul insists there has been no special maintenance of his surgically-repaired hand at training camp this summer, ESPN reports. He has been unaffected by the contact, which included four practices in the past five days with pads. "My hand feels like my left hand," Pierre-Paul said, "just missing a couple fingers."

EDGE Analysis

Pierre-Paul's having a great camp so far, and paired with free-agent signee Olivier Vernon, gives the Giants a formidable pass rush.

Jason Pierre-Paul
DL NYG (8)
2 months ago

Pierre-Paul continues to show an encouraging level of explosiveness, the Newark Star-Ledger reports. The Giants' tackles have struggled to contain Pierre-Paul off the edge.

EDGE Analysis

Perhaps "explosiveness" isn't the best word choice in this case, but Pierre-Paul at least looks like the player he was before his fireworks accident 13 months ago. If that's the case, don't sleep on the Giants defensive unit for fantasy purposes as it should rack up pressures and sacks with Oliver Vernon on the other side.

Jason Pierre-Paul
DL NYG (8)
2 months ago

More than a year removed from blowing off his fingers in a fireworks accident, Pierre-Paul said his right hand feels the same as his left hand, the Newark Star-Ledger reports. He plans to ditch the club and wear a specially designed glove this season. "I'm not worried about no club," Pierre-Paul said. "My hand feels great. No complaining, no nothing. I've been training hard. The club is not going to be an issue."

EDGE Analysis

Playing opposite Oliver Vernon, Pierre-Paul is unlikely to be doubled very often, and if he's his old self, he could wreak havoc on opposing quarterbacks.

Jason Pierre-Paul
DL NYG (8)
5 months ago2 Comments

Pierre-Paul said he won't need any further surgeries on his right hand, Jordan Raanan of NJ.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pierre-Paul famously injured his right hand in a serious fireworks accident last summer, causing him to miss the first eight games of the 2015 season. He did return with a massive cast on his hand for the second half of the campaign, but he only managed one sack in eight games, after tallying 12.5 the previous season. Following an additional surgery in January, the 27-year-old signed a one-year contract in March, presumably hoping to repair his value. Pierre-Paul should be back to full health in 2016, and he also mentioned that he lost some weight during the offseason.

Jason Pierre-Paul
DL NYG (8)
7 months ago

The Giants and Pierre-Paul (hand) agreed to terms of a one-year contract Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite a reported late push for the unrestricted free agent from the Cardinals, Pierre-Paul will remain with the only organization that he's ever known on an incentive-laden deal. If he hits every threshold, he could earn $10.5 million, yet he wasn't extremely effective with his permanently-maimed right hand this past season, picking up one sack among 26 tackles (21 solo) in eight games. Further surgeries on the hand are expected throughout the offseason, which could impact his ability to take part in OTAs and the like.