John Mara on how Giants will prepare without Jason Pierre-Paul: "I think we have to plan on being without him."
ESPN New York "Jason Pierre-Paul is getting his own medical care and rehab near his home in South Florida after the July 4 fireworks accident that cost him his right index finger, a source told ESPN, and at this point has no timetable for returning to the Giants. The source emphasized that Pierre-Paul expects..." July 30
New York Post "John Mara has “no idea’’ when Jason Pierre-Paul will report to training camp. Mara acknowledged it was “very disappointing to him’’ that Pierre-Paul refused to see two team officials who traveled down to Florida to check on his physical condition, and revealed no one from the organization has even..." July 29
New York Daily News "Justin Tuck spent four seasons with the Giants watching Jason Pierre-Paul blossom, watching the defensive end develop into a fearsome pass-rushing force. And Tuck, who joined the Raiders last season, doesn't believe Pierre-Paul's stunning offseason injury will change that trajectory this..." July 21
ESPN New York "The New York Giants have not had success reaching defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul since he lost his right index finger in a July 4 fireworks accident. But former Giant Justin Tuck, who is now with the Oakland Raiders but remains close with Pierre-Paul, told reporters at a charity event in Newark,..." July 20
New York Post "And then there was Jason Pierre-Paul. The Giants defensive end was the only NFL player with a franchise-player tag who failed to work out a long-term deal with his current club by Wednesday’s deadline — an entirely predictable development in the wake of Pierre-Paul’s recent fireworks..." July 16
After all that, only Jason Pierre-Paul will play on the franchise tag this season, officially.
New York Daily News "At least one joke from comedian and ESPYs host Joel McHale in Wednesday night's opening monologue was explosive. McHale began one of his barbs by saying Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul was in attendance at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles. The camera then cut to a shot of nothing but a fake index..." July 15
Giants still just trying to gather info on the health of JPP. Nowhere close to being in position to negotiate a long-term deal by 4pm...
Jackson Memorial Hospital operator said today Jason Pierre-Paul "is no longer here." A source confirms that he has been discharged.
Sportsnaut "Jason Pierre-Paul has taken the first of many big steps towards recovery. The New York Giants defensive end has been discharged from Jackson Memorial Hospital after having his right index finger amputated due to an unfortunate fireworks accident on the 4th of July. The news was first..." July 14
Big Blue View "Last week, ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter tweeted out medical charts obtained by his employer that showed Pierre-Paul had his right index finger amputated during one of multiple hand surgeries. He spoke to Sports Illustrated about the incident in The Noise Report and defended his controversial..." July 13
Fox Sports "Jason Pierre-Paul won't be getting a prosthetic finger to help him return to football. That's still the stuff of science fiction, according to doctors contacted by the New York Post. The New York Giants defensive lineman apparently is still recovering at a Miami hospital after a July 4..." July 13
Pro Football Talk "Optimism abounds regarding the ability of Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to return from a fireworks injury that resulted in the amputation of his right index finger. But with multiple fractures in his right thumb, the process will be unusual and complicated. Sunday Night Football Sports..." July 12
Pro Football Talk "In the aftermath of Jason Pierre-Paul’s fireworks injury, we explained that his best move would be to wait to sign his franchise tender until he’s cleared to play. On Friday, ESPN reported that Pierre-Paul indeed intends to do just that. It’s Pierre-Paul’s best move because, if he signs the..." July 11
Newark Star-Ledger "David Diehl, the former longtime Giants offensive lineman, certainly wants the best for defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, as he recovers from injuries sustained in a July 4 fireworks accident. But Diehl also questioned Pierre-Paul's maturity during a recent appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio...." July 11
ESPN New York "New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is unlikely to sign his $14.81 million franchise tender until he's confident he can pass the team's physical, league sources told ESPN on Friday. If Pierre-Paul, who had his right index finger amputated Wednesday as a result of a fireworks..." July 11
Source says JPP won't sign franchise tender until confident he can pass physical to prevent #Giants from putting on NFI, having full control
Newark Star-Ledger "After all that has transpired since the Fourth of July weekend fireworks accident that cost Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul his right index finger, he remains a valuable commodity. The Giants fully intend to have Pierre-Paul on their roster for the 2015 season, a person with knowledge of..." July 10
Pro Football Talk "Plenty of people have concerns about ESPN’s decision to publish an image of Jason Pierre-Paul’s medical records. ESPN claims it has no such concerns. “HIPAA does not apply to news organizations,” ESPN said in a statement issued Wednesday night, via CNN. Regardless of whether the federal law..." July 09
In addition to right index finger amputation as @AdamSchefter reported, I'm told JPP has right thumb fractures. Should heal in 6 weeks
SB Nation "The world found out on Wednesday night that New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had his finger amputated as a result of a Fourth of July fireworks accident. ESPN's Adam Schefter was first with the information, and included on his tweet a picture of Pierre-Paul's medical records. While..." July 09
Newark Star-Ledger "The Giants continue to be kept out of the loop about Jason Pierre-Paul's medical condition. A team spokesman said that Giants officials had no knowledge of Pierre-Paul's decision to amputate his right index finger until they saw the ESPN report breaking the story. A contingent of team..." July 09
New York Daily News "Jason Pierre-Paul had his right index finger amputated Wednesday after a Fourth of July fireworks injury, ESPN said in a bombshell report. The Giants defensive end reportedly had his finger amputated after being injured on Saturday. ESPN's Adam Schefter, who shared a photo of the 26-year-old's..." July 09
Worth noting JPP never signed franchise tender, thus he is not under contract to Giants. Team showed up in Florida, but not welcomed there.
Giants officials have come and gone from S. Florida without getting chance to visit the injured JPP, per sources. Made trip, never visited.
Don’t expect Jason Pierre-Paul to sign his franchise tag til he’s ready to play. Means #Giants can’t place him on Non-Football Injury list.
The Score "Things nearly got worse for Jason Pierre-Paul on Tuesday. After injuring his hands in a fireworks accident on the weekend, Pierre-Paul was the subject of a police investigation regarding the incident. Jordan Raanan of NJ.com reported that the New York Giants pass rusher was being investigated..." July 08
Giants officials have been in South Florida since Monday night but still have not been able to visit JPP. Waiting patiently, hoping he's OK.
ESPN New York "Jason Pierre-Paul could face criminal charges in Florida pending the results of a police investigation into the fireworks incident that injured the Giants defensive end's hands last weekend, according to a report by NJ.com. Brad McKeon, a public information officer for the Coral Springs Police..." July 07
Pro Football Talk "Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul remains hospitalized in Miami, three days after a fireworks mishap. Standing alone, that’s pretty ominous. Making the situation even more gloomy is the reality that details remain elusive, confusing, and unclear. Understandably, the Giants want to know what’s..." July 07
There’s concern Jason Pierre-Paul could miss training camp, start of regular season, per team source; team still awaiting more medical info.
Larry Brown Sports "Jason Pierre-Paul has not yet signed his one-year franchise tender in hopes of working out a long-term deal with the New York Giants. Now that he reportedly injured his hand in a fireworks mishap on the 4th of July, could that decision come back to haunt the star defensive end? As Mike Florio..." July 06
Pro Football Talk "For many of us, last night was a chance to blow off some steam, if not some fingers. But Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul might have gotten a little too close to the action. According to Andy Slater of WINZ in Miami, Pierre-Paul “severely injured” his hand in a fireworks accident last..." July 06
NFL.com "The New York Giants are withdrawing their $60 million long-term contract offer to Jason Pierre-Paul following the star pass rusher's fireworks incident over the weekend, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per three sources informed of the situation. JPP suffered a hand injury..." July 06
New York Post "This time of year, there are always warnings about the risks and hazards involved with shooting off fireworks. Many listen to those warnings. Some do not. Jason Pierre-Paul did not, and it cost him, dearly. Pierre-Paul, the Giants’ 26-year-old star defensive end, suffered a serious but..." July 06
Jason Pierre-Paul expected to meet with doctors, they will have their say, but early indications are, hand injury is not career threatening.
Pro Football Talk "After Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul struggled during the 2012 season, coach Tom Coughlin suggested that part of the problem was that Pierre-Paul was carrying too much weight. Not only did Pierre-Paul see his sack total drop by 10 that season, he also experienced back problems that led..." June 25
ESPN New York "The New York Giants begin a three-day mandatory minicamp Tuesday, but it appears they still won't have their best defensive player on the practice field. Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul does not plan to practice with the team this week, according to a source close to the..." June 15
New York Post "Cameron Jordan’s five-year deal signed Tuesday with the Saints, worth a maximum of $60 million — with $33.6 million in guaranteed money — establishes the most up-to-date standard for quality defensive ends. In some ways, Jordan and Jason Pierre-Paul are comparable. In some ways, they are..." June 03
Newark Star-Ledger "As most of the Giants convened at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center on Monday for the start of the "voluntary" offseason workout program, star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul will stick to what he's been doing most of the winter and spring. Pierre-Paul will continue to work out away from the..." April 21
Newark Star-Ledger "While it may seem like a foregone conclusion that Jerry Reese and Tom Coughlin want to keep Jason Pierre-Paul in a Giants uniform for the foreseeable future, their reported willingness to use the franchise tag on their top defensive player can both make it easier to reach that goal and complicate..." March 01
ESPN New York "Our man Adam Schefter reports this Monday morning that the New York Giants will use their franchise player designation on defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul if the sides can't agree on a long-term deal before next Monday's franchise deadline. This is the latest and strongest confirmation of what..." February 23
NFL.com "The New York Giants aren't going to allow impending free agent Jason Pierre-Paul to play in another uniform next season. Negotiations between the two sides have not yet begun, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports, via a source informed of the situation. Whether or not discussions pick up..." February 17
New York Daily News "The Giants say they want Jason Pierre-Paul back. And soon, they may have to prove it. On Monday, the two-week window during which teams can apply the franchise tag to their most coveted players opened. The Giants now have until March 2 to place the tag on JPP if they choose to. The Giants..." February 17
Newark Star-Ledger "We are weeks away from the NFL free agent frenzy, and Giants fans are understandably anxious about what the team might do with their top free agent, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. So when news hit that the final year of Pierre-Paul's contract became void on Friday, some immediately saw it as a..." February 09
Newark Star-Ledger "The first big (non-coaching) personnel decision the Giants will have to make this offseason has nothing to do with scouting draft prospects or reaching out to representatives of prospective free agents. By March 2, the team brass will have to decide whether to designate defensive end Jason..." January 02
ESPN New York "New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese met with all of the team's pending free agents Monday, as is his custom on the day after the end of the season. The most prominent of those is defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who had 12.5 sacks this season and has made it clear that he's seeking a..." December 31
New York Post "Markus Kuhn didn’t want Jason Pierre-Paul to leave the Giants locker room on Monday without some assurances. “Promise you’ll be back,” Kuhn said to Pierre-Paul, the Giants defensive end who can become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. “I’m not going to promise anything,” Pierre-Paul..." December 30
New York Post "If the Giants don’t do it with Jason Pierre-Paul some other team out there will, and then the Giants need to trigger a search to find, well, another JPP. As an impending unrestricted free agent, Pierre-Paul embarked on 2014 in full acknowledgment of his “contract year’’ status and of course is..." October 22