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According to the Newark Star-Ledger, there's a "night and day" difference between Jason Pierre-Paul's camp performance this year and last.
Per reporter Conor Orr, JPP looks a "lot quicker off the edge." That's an absolute must for a team counting on Pierre-Paul to revive what was one of the league's most anemic pass rushes last season. Heading into the final year of his rookie contract, JPP is still only 25, and supposedly back to 100 percent health.
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Jason Pierre-Paul (back) said he's now "110 percent."
"I'm awesome," Pierre-Paul said Thursday when asked how he's feeling. It's music to the ears of the Giants, as their defense crumbled with JPP a shell of himself last season. A return to All-Pro 2011 form is necessary if this unit is going to return to respectability this season.
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Jason Pierre-Paul said his back still isn't quite 100 percent.
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Giants RE Jason Pierre-Paul reported to OTAs at 275 pounds.
He's gained five since the start of the offseason program, but this is right around where the Giants want "JPP." Conditioning has been an issue for Pierre-Paul in the past. The G-Men need a resurgence from the 25-year-old pass rusher, who would also certainly like one in the final season of his rookie contract.
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Jason Pierre-Paul reported to the Giants offseason program at 270 pounds.
Pierre-Paul played at 285 last year. He's still rehabbing back and shoulder injuries but said he's "very" healthy and plans to "play the game like I'm 21 again." JPP avoided offseason surgery and should be 100 percent for minicamp and training camp. He has just 8.5 sacks the past two seasons. Entering the final year of his contract, we expect a major bounce-back from the 25-year-old.
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Jason Pierre-Paul blames injuries for his sharp decline in play last season.
Pierre-Paul tore through the league for 16.5 sacks and 17 quarterback hits in 2011. In 27 games since then, he has totaled 8.5 sacks and 10 quarterback hits while battling back and shoulder injuries. The good news for the pass-rush needy Giants is that JPP should be 100 percent healthy for camp and will be highly motivated as he enters a contract year. We're expecting a major bounce-back campaign.
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Giants RE Jason Pierre-Paul doesn't need shoulder surgery.
"Hopefully he's going to return to feeling the way he has in past," coach Tom Coughlin said Friday. JPP estimated late last month that he was "about 90 percent healthy." With Justin Tuck possibly walking in free agency, the G-Men badly need Pierre-Paul to shake his two-year slump in 2014.
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Giants RE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) is not expected to need surgery.
This comes a good news to a Giants organization that feared Pierre-Paul may need to go under the knife this offseason. JPP suffered through an injury-plagued 2013, but said he was "about 90 percent healthy." The talented end is only 25 and a prime candidate for a bounce-back season.
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Jason Pierre-Paul will find out by the end of January if he needs shoulder surgery.
Pierre-Paul was a shell of himself in 2013 as he struggled to recover from back surgery and then battled a shoulder issue. He ended up with a paltry two sacks and 27 tackles while missing five games. Getting JPP's health right is obviously crucial to a potential bounce-back year for the G-Men.
Jason Pierre-Paul DL NYG 7 Months
Giants RE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 17.
His lost season ends with four straight missed games. After offseason back surgery, Pierre-Paul was a shell of his old self throughout 2013, managing two sacks among 11 appearances, with six starts. JPP's sack total has now dropped in consecutive years following his mammoth, 16.5 campaign in 2011. Still only 25, Pierre-Paul will be an excellent rebound candidate in 2014.