Jason Pierre-Paul RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jason Pierre-Paul confident Giants will sack Tom Brady: 'I'm sure of it'

    ESPN "As he prepares for his second game of the season, Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is feeling good, talking about ditching the heavy club wrap he wore on his hand last week and talking big about his chances to sack Tom Brady on Sunday. "They're undefeated, but they have to come through..." November 11

  • Giants activate Jason Pierre-Paul

    NFL.com "Jason Pierre-Paul is back. The New York Giants officially activated the defensive end to the 53-man roster Saturday, the team announced. He will play Sunday versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In a corresponding move, the team waived defensive tackle Louis Nix. It was a move that has been..." November 08

  • Could Jason Pierre-Paul's special glove be an advantage?

    Newark Star-Ledger "When Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul returns to the field, he will wear a special glove to protect the right hand he severely damaged in a fireworks accident four months ago. Pierre-Paul has spent the past two weeks trying out different gloves, and the selection remains a..." November 06

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    Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis

    Jason Pierre-Paul had his right hand heavily taped/wrapped today. Looked almost like a boxing glove, thicker than yesterday. #nyg #giants

  • Steve Spagnuolo plays down impact Jason Pierre-Paul can have on Giants defense

    New York Daily News "Steve Spagnuolo's NFL-worst defense got torched to the tune of 52 points and 608 yards on Sunday in New Orleans. The Giants have a league-low nine sacks and need help any way they can get it, and Spagunolo hopes Jason Pierre-Paul can provide a boost. But despite Pierre-Paul believing he's "the..." November 05

  • Jason Pierre-Paul on track to play against Bucs

    Larry Brown Sports "Jason Pierre-Paul could be making his return to live game action for the New York Giants much sooner than expected. Pierre-Paul has been practicing with the team since he signed his new one-year deal last week, and Giants coach Tom Coughlin said the plan was to “push the envelope” with the..." November 04

  • Giants JPP dilemma: They need him on field badly

    New York Post "It’s time for the Giants and Jason Pierre-Paul to take the next step in their relationship. Consider last week their first date as the Giants’ defensive end rejoined the team after sequestering himself in South Florida for nearly the last four months while recovering from his July 4 fireworks..." November 03

  • JPP playing for Giants this week? Coughlin drops hints

    New York Post "Giants coach Tom Coughlin on Monday left the door more than slightly ajar for Jason Pierre-Paul to play next Sunday against the Buccaneers in Tampa. The Giants defensive end has not played since last season and had been in South Florida on his own for nearly four months since a July 4 fireworks..." November 02

  • JPP needs 10 sacks to get his prorated franchise tender

    Pro Football Talk "Jason Pierre-Paul entered the 2015 league year with a simple contractual situation. He had a one-year offer that paid him $14.813 million. It worked out to $871,350 per week. Things became considerably more complicated after July 4, when a fireworks accident claimed the index finger on..." November 01

  • Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul: Skill set 'probably got even better'

    ESPN "Declining to go into details about his Fourth of July fireworks accident, New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul says he's fortunate to be alive and that he will still be the "same JPP." "It wasn't frightening at all," Pierre-Paul said as he met with reporters for the first time after..." October 31

  • Jason Pierre-Paul: I’m the same JPP I was last year

    Pro Football Talk "Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul met the media for the first time since his July 4 fireworks accident on Friday afternoon, but he didn’t offer much detail about the accident or his decision to rehab in Florida away from the team before signing with the team this week. Pierre-Paul said,..." October 30

  • Jason Pierre-Paul's deal worth $8.8M, nothing fully guaranteed

    CBS Sports "Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul signed a one-year contract to remain with the New York Giants this week, returning to the team after missing the early part of the season after he had to have a finger amputated due to injuries sustained in a fireworks accident over the summer. Pierre-Paul is not..." October 29

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul can earn up to $8.7M on his 1-year deal, source said. Prorated tag number. Low guarantee, reachable incentives

  • Jason Pierre-Paul signed, but return date still up in the air

    Pro Football Talk "Jason Pierre-Paul is officially back with the Giants, after signing last night. But when he returns to the field is still very much up in the air. “I’m just here to help the team out,” Pierre-Paul said, via the New York Daily News. “I’m blessed to play the game, and I’m excited about the..." October 28

  • Jason Pierre-Paul and Giants finally agree to a one-year contract

    Yahoo! Sports "Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is finally back with the New York Giants. The weird saga that started when Pierre-Paul suffered serious injuries to his hand in a July 4 fireworks accident took a major step on Tuesday when Pierre-Paul and the team agreed to a one-year deal, according to NFL..." October 28

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    New York Giants @Giants

    “I’m very excited to be back. I’m getting ready to do what I have to do." - Jason Pierre-Paul #Giants

  • Report: “Optimism” about deal for JPP, Giants

    Pro Football Talk "Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul’s visit with the Giants and the team’s medical staff began on Monday and continued on Tuesday with some hope that he’ll be sticking around the team this time. Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports that talks are going on between the team and Pierre-Paul’s agent about..." October 27

  • Jason Pierre-Paul and Giants eyeing Week 10 return

    Pro Football Talk "With the Giants doctors checking out defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul yesterday, there was much speculation about the timeline for his possible return. There’s now a sense of what they’re looking at, as Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports the two sides are “on the verge of signing a contract,”..." October 27

  • The Jason Pierre-Paul situation could be resolved Tuesday

    ESPN New York "Negotiations continued Tuesday between the New York Giants and representatives for injured defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, as the two sides discussed a one-year, incentive-heavy deal that would get Pierre-Paul into the Giants' team facility this week and possibly playing by Week 10 or Week 12,..." October 27

  • Jason Pierre-Paul visiting Giants this week, eyes deal: report

    New York Post "Jason Pierre-Paul will arrive at the Giants’ facility either Monday or Tuesday with the intent of signing his franchise tender in an attempt to return to the field as soon as possible, according to Bleacher Report. There have been false alarms before in this sticky situation, so nothing is on..." October 26

  • Jason Pierre-Paul still hasn’t checked in with Giants

    New York Daily News "The Jason Pierre-Paul circus hasn't returned to the New York/New Jersey area just yet. After a weekend of rumors that the mercurial defensive end was going to check in with the Giants this week, he still had not visited the club as of Wednesday, according to a source. Pierre-Paul is expected to..." October 22

  • Pierre-Paul courted by ‘apparel companies’ for ‘special glove’

    Yardbarker "Jason Pierre-Paul lost a significant amount of money when he lost a portion of his hand during an unfortunate 4th of July fireworks accident. Apparently, he’s going to get some of it back in an endorsement deal with one of “several sports apparel companies,” which are bidding for the right to..." October 19

  • Jason Pierre-Paul set to meet with Giants for checkup

    NFL.com "Jason Pierre-Paul is scheduled for a checkup with the Giants this week. The Giants wanted to examine Pierre-Paul's battered hand at the six-week mark of the season and the plan is for that meeting to happen in the next seven days, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, via a source..." October 18

  • Osi Umenyiora: JPP 'in good spirits' despite uncertain NFL future

    ESPN New York "Osi Umenyiora has been in touch with Jason Pierre-Paul and says the injured New York Giants defensive end is "just happy he's alive." Umenyiora, a former All-Pro defensive end for the Giants who officially retired in August, isn't sure when Pierre-Paul will return to football after a fireworks..." October 12

  • Giants players are still in the dark about Jason Pierre-Paul

    Pro Football Talk "Week Five is here, and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul still hasn’t signed his franchise tender for the Giants, more than three months after losing an index finger plus more in a fireworks mishap. And if you’re confused about what’s happening with Pierre-Paul, you’re not alone. “We absolutely..." October 11

  • 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