Jason Pierre-Paul RUMORS & NEWS

  • Source: Giants hopeful Jason Pierre-Paul can return for final four games

    Newsday "The Giants remain cautiously optimistic that defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who severely injured his right hand in a July 4 fireworks accident, can return before the end of the season, possibly for the final four games or even longer, according to a league source familiar with the team's..." October 06

  • Giants defense learning to make plays without Jason Pierre-Paul

    New York Daily News "The Bills were on the Giants’ goal line early in the fourth quarter with four chances to climb back into the game. But seven players on the Giant defense made plays to get in their way. It was an impressive, game-saving goal-line stand, but it was really more than that for the Giants. It was a..." October 05

  • Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul a no-show at scheduled public NYC appearance

    New York Daily News "First he blew off his hand. Now he's blown off his first scheduled public appearance in the Big Apple. On Tuesday night, Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was scheduled to attend the Harboring Hearts Benefit event in Manhattan, his first appearance in New York since his clandestine..." September 30

  • Jason Pierre-Paul could file grievance against Giants

    Sportsnaut "There is a difference of opinion between Jason Pierre-Paul and the New York Giants about whether or not the pass-rusher is fit enough to play football — a rift that could cause the player to file a grievance against the team. Pierre-Paul’s doctor has signed off on his ability to play, but the..." September 21

  • Pierre-Paul's return could be determined by independent doctor

    NFL.com "With no more surgically procedures needed on his hand, New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul's sole focus is to heal and to ramp up his conditioning so he can get on the field as soon as possible. Still, he might have to wait until an independent doctor makes a decision on his..." September 20

  • First look at Jason Pierre-Paul's hand after fireworks accident

    The Score "Jason Pierre-Paul has been out of sight in the two months since a Fourth of July fireworks accident saw him lose both an index finger and a portion of the thumb on his right hand. Pierre-Paul's official return to the New York Giants was further delayed when he and the team disagreed over his..." September 18

  • Jason Pierre-Paul: 'I can't think of the last time my index finger got me a sack'

    The Score "Jason Pierre-Paul appears quite confident that he'll be the same productive player when he makes his eventual return to the field. The New York Giants defensive end, who had his index finger amputated after a Fourth of July fireworks incident, took to Twitter to downplay the potential impact of..." September 17

  • JPP also missing tip of thumb

    ESPN New York "Jason Pierre-Paul had a repair procedure performed on his right middle finger three days before the New York Giants examined his hand last week, and the condition of that finger and the fact that the defensive end also is missing the tip of his thumb and his entire index finger led to some..." September 15

  • Jason Pierre-Paul's hand worse than team led to believe

    ABC News "The New York Giants feel the damage to Jason Pierre-Paul's right hand was worse than they were led to believe, sources said, and after the team got a chance to examine him last week, there are people in the organization who fear he might not be able to return to the field at all this year. One..." September 13

  • Unplayable JPP was amazingly upbeat: Coughlin

    New York Post "Jason Pierre-Paul came, he showed his hand and he left. “Keep going right where we are,’’ Tom Coughlin said Wednesday. “Nothing’s changed.’’ No change means Pierre-Paul is not part of this Giants team, at least not now. He wasn’t part of the team in the spring, when he stayed away and left..." September 09

  • No surprise JPP leaves without deal — he’s nowhere near ready to play

    New York Post "It is no wonder Jason Pierre-Paul’s confidants made sure the Giants did not get to examine, or even sneak a peek at, his mangled right hand, shrouding the July 4 fireworks accident in mystery for more than two months. When they finally got a long, hard look, the Giants came to this..." September 09

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    Dan Graziano @DanGrazianoESPN

    Sources: Giants were encouraged by Monday's meeting with Pierre-Paul. Next step is contract discussion w/agent, possibly today.

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    Dan Graziano @DanGrazianoESPN

    I think it’s extremely unlikely Pierre-Paul plays Sunday, though my understanding is that he thinks he can. http://t.co/bm6EvsFk11

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Giants and Jason Pierre-Paul are planning to reunite today, sources say. He’s scheduled to fly in and take an all-important physical.

  • Pierre-Paul to take physical with Giants on Monday

    ESPN New York "Jason Pierre-Paul plans to return to the New York Giants on Monday, when the star pass-rusher will meet with the team and take a physical, according to a report by the NFL Network. Pierre-Paul has stayed away from the Giants for the entire offseason, during which time he and the team have been..." September 07

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Jason Pierre Paul plans to return to Giants next week, per @DanGrazianoESPN. Giants will examine hand and determine when he can play.

  • JPP expected to show up to Giants before Week 1; will he play?

    NFL.com "As the season opener draws closer, the Giants are still mostly in the dark about the status and recovery of star pass-rusher Jason Pierre-Paul. That picture will become clearer soon. According to three sources informed of his recovery, JPP's rehab is "progressing very well." It has been about a..." August 24

  • Jason Pierre-Paul ducks media with decoy who has wrong hand wrapped in toilet paper

    New York Daily News "Jason Pierre-Paul couldn’t dodge the Daily News all by himself Sunday. He needed an extra hand. The beleaguered Giants defensive end, whose finger was reportedly amputated after a July 4 fireworks accident, tried to fool a Daily News reporter at a charity event in Sunrise, Fla. by sending..." August 24

  • Jason Pierre-Paul jokes how he 'lost a finger' after making Twitter typo

    CBS Sports "Make a grammatical mistake on Twitter and you will hear about it. The more followers you have, the greater the number of times you'll be informed about your mistake. Triple that number if you're a famous person who recently blew a finger off with fireworks. At least Giants defensive end Jason..." August 23

  • Jason Pierre-Paul recovery remains 'a slow process'

    ESPN New York "Wednesday marks six weeks since New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had surgery to amputate his right index finger and repair fractures in his right thumb. At the time of that surgery, people with knowledge of the situation estimated that Pierre-Paul's hand would need six weeks to..." August 19

  • Jason Pierre-Paul Won’t Answer Giants Owner’s Calls

    New York Daily News "Jason Pierre-Paul may have finally spoken to Giants coach Tom Coughlin, but he still has a few more phone calls to make. One of them apparently needs to go to one of the men that pays him, after Giants co-owner Steve Tisch revealed his frustrations on Sunday about his attempts to reach JPP. He..." August 11

  • How the Giants plan to stop the run in JPP’s absence

    New York Post "After being grilled about his exchange of text messages with Jason Pierre-Paul, defensive line coach Robert Nunn was asked recently if the Giants would be better against the run in 2015 than in 2014, when they ranked 30th in the league. There has been plenty of talk about the Giants’ pass rush..." August 09

  • Coughlin: JPP will return to team when he feels ready

    NFL.com "New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Saturday he finally spoke to star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. The two had a "good conversation" on Friday according to Coughlin, who also said Pierre-Paul wouldn't return to the team until he's healthy enough to get on the field. "He's looking..." August 09

  • Tom Coughlin says Jason Pierre-Paul 'anxious' to be at Giants camp

    ESPN New York "The New York Giants still don't know when injured defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul will be back in their building, but at least he's been more communicative with them lately. Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he spoke with Pierre-Paul on Friday for the first time since the July 4 fireworks accident..." August 09

  • Jason Pierre-Paul is 'rehabbing' in Florida, according to Giants teammate

    Newark Star-Ledger "Everything has been rather quiet on the Jason Pierre-Paul front at Giants training camp this week. All that has unfolded over the past few days is that Giants general manager Jerry Reese said he finally talked to the injured defensive end. But Reese wouldn't elaborate on their conversation,..." August 07

  • Giants, Jason Pierre-Paul finally touch base

    Pro Football Talk "There’s still no word on when Jason Pierre-Paul will sign his one-year contract with the Giants, and no word on whether he’ll be healthy enough to play when he does. But the two sides are at least talking. The Giants had no contact at all with Pierre-Paul from his Fourth of July fireworks..." August 04

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Source says despite convo with @Giants GM Jerry Reese that nothing has changed with JPP. Won't sign tender/report until can pass physical

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Giants prez John Mara said on @BoomerandCarton GM Jerry Reese spoke to Jason Pierre-Paul yesterday. So some more cooperation from JPP now.

  • Reese says Giants defense can surprise people without JPP

    The Score "General manager Jerry Reese says the New York defense is going to surprise people this season, even without injured star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. Speaking to reporters for the first time since players reported, Reese refused to say much Sunday about Pierre-Paul, whose status for the..." August 02

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    Bob Glauber @BobGlauber

    John Mara on how Giants will prepare without Jason Pierre-Paul: "I think we have to plan on being without him."

  • Jason Pierre-Paul rehabbing in South Florida away from Giants

    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

  • John Mara: “Very disappointing” Pierre-Paul didn’t let team see him

    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

  • Justin Tuck on Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul: I think he will be the same

    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

  • Justin Tuck says he has spoken with out-of-contact Jason Pierre-Paul

    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

  • JPP’s future with Giants in limbo as extension deadline passes

    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

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    After all that, only Jason Pierre-Paul will play on the franchise tag this season, officially.

  • ESPYs host Joel McHale jokes about Jason Pierre-Paul’s fireworks accident, cuts to fake finger

    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

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    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...

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    Kimberly Jones @KimJonesSports

    Jackson Memorial Hospital operator said today Jason Pierre-Paul "is no longer here." A source confirms that he has been discharged.

  • Pierre-Paul discharged from hospital after finger amputation

    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

  • ESPN's Adam Schefter defends JPP tweet

    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

  • New finger wouldn't help Pierre-Paul return to football

    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

  • Pierre-Paul’s unique rehab complicates his return

    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

  • If Giants guarantee salary, JPP will return by Week One

    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

  • Ex-Giants lineman David Diehl criticizes Jason Pierre-Paul's 'immaturity' after fireworks incident

    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

  • Jason Pierre-Paul unlikely to sign 1-year, $14.8M tender until healthy

    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

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Source says JPP won't sign franchise tender until confident he can pass physical to prevent #Giants from putting on NFI, having full control

  • Giants will keep Jason Pierre-Paul despite amputated finger, source says

    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

  • ESPN defends publication of Pierre-Paul’s medical record

    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

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    In addition to right index finger amputation as @AdamSchefter reported, I'm told JPP has right thumb fractures. Should heal in 6 weeks