Jason Pierre-Paul DL NYG 6 hours ago
ESPN's Adam Schefter indicates that there are concerns that Pierre-Paul (hand) could miss training camp and perhaps the start of the coming season.
Per the report, the Giants are still awaiting more medical information pertaining to the hand injury Pierre-Paul sustained as a result of a fireworks incident this past weekend. In any case, until more is known about the level of damage Pierre-Paul's hand sustained, the defensive end's status will be worth monitoring closely by those in leagues that utilize IDPs.
Jason Pierre-Paul DL NYG 12 hours ago3 Comments
The Giants are reportedly withdrawing their $60 million contract offer to Pierre-Paul in the wake of the fireworks incident this past weekend that led to the star defensive end sustaining a hand injury, NFL.com reports.
While the Daily News relays that Pierre-Paul's injury is not career-threatening, he did burn his fingertips and part of his hand, with nerve damage a possibility that has not yet been ruled out. In any case, it looks like Pierre-Paul's injury is enough to put the brakes on any urgency that the Giants might have felt with regard to extending their star pass-rusher. As it stands now, Pierre-Paul is in line to play the upcoming season under the team's $14.8 million franchise tag, a contract tender which he has yet to sign.
Jason Pierre-Paul DL NYG 1 day ago5 Comments
Pierre-Paul (hand) suffered some burns and is being evaluated for nerve damage in his fingers, Dan Graziano of ESPN New York reports.
Pierre-Paul hurt his hand in a fireworks accident Saturday night, and there's been some speculation that this could be a career-threatening injury. It sounds like the issue isn't quite that serious, but the timing is still rough for Pierre-Paul, who has yet to sign his franchise tender. If the injury puts his Week 1 availability in to question, the Giants might opt to withdraw the contract.
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Pierre-Paul severely injured his hand in a fireworks accident Saturday night, the New York Post reports.
Whether and to what extent the injury will affect his status for the upcoming season and beyond is as yet unclear. If Pierre-Paul does miss any time, it's a severe blow to the Giants defense.
Jason Pierre-Paul DL NYG 2 weeks ago1 Comment
Pierre-Paul is aiming to lose weight heading into the 2015 season, NFL.com reports.
Pierre-Paul relayed via a social media account that he currently rings in at 274.7 pounds, which is a slight decrease from his listed playing weight of 278. However, his stated goal by the time training camp commences is 265. Considering he's dealt with back concerns in recent seasons, his training regimen seems to include the recognition that further health will improve his odds of avoiding DNPs. Moreover, if he notches double-digit sacks for the third time in his career, he has a great opportunity to cash in after he was handed the Giants' franchise tag this offseason.
Jason Pierre-Paul DL NYG 3 weeks ago1 Comment
Pierre-Paul is not expected to participation in the Giants' three-day minicamp this week, NFL.com reports.
Pierre-Paul still hasn't signed his franchise tender from the Giants, so technically he's not required to attend the three-day minicamp mandatory for players under contract. Rather, Pierre-Paul remains in search of a long-term contract with New York after posting 12.5 sacks in a resurgent 2014 campaign. Until Pierre-Paul rejoins his team in action, Damontre Moore and Robert Ayers would figures to see more first-team snaps at defensive end.
Jason Pierre-Paul DL NYG 4 months ago
Pierre-Paul received the Giants' franchise tag for the 2015 season Monday, Albert Breer of NFL Network reports.
Pierre-Paul was expected to receive the tag if the two sides couldn't reach a long-term contract extension prior to the deadline. Since the latter hasn't materialized, the former has. It's likely that Pierre-Paul won't sign the tag right away as the two sides continue to negotiate for a longer deal. If that doesn't occur, the 26-year-old would end up making $14.8 million in 2015. Pierre-Paul finished the 2014 campaign with 12.5 sacks, 77 tackles, and three forced fumbles, much improved over the 2013 season, when he was only able to take the field in 11 of 16 games and start six.
Jason Pierre-Paul DL NYG 4 months ago1 Comment
Pierre-Paul is expected to receive the Giants' franchise tag, should he fail to reach a long-term contract extension with the team by Mar. 2, ESPN.com reports.
Pierre-Paul posted a much-improved 12.5 sacks during his contract year last season and doing so has put JPP in a great position to cash-in this offseason. With the Giants looking to maintain their accomplished pass-rusher, Pierre-Paul is expected to either sign a long-term deal or be franchise tagged in the coming weeks. As a result, it appears Pierre-Paul will remain with the Giants next season, when he'll look to build on his resurgent campaign last term.
Jason Pierre-Paul DL NYG 6 months ago
After notching two more sacks, four solo tackles and an assist in Week 17, Pierre-Paul closed out a strong season with 77 total tackles and 12.5 sacks.
Pierre-Paul came on especially strong down the stretch with nine sacks over his last five games. He's a free agent this offseason, and the Giants will have to shell out big bucks if they want to retain him.
Jason Pierre-Paul DL NYG 7 months ago
Pierre-Paul had another monster game Sunday, with seven tackles, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble.
It was his third straight game with at least a sack and a half, and he's continued to play well against the run.