Jason Pierre-Paul RUMORS & NEWS

  • ESPN's attorneys cite First Amendment in Pierre-Paul lawsuit

    The Score "Attorneys for ESPN's Adam Schefter are citing First Amendment protections while asking a Florida judge to dismiss New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul's lawsuit against the reporter. Pierre-Paul is suing the network and Schefter for posting his medical records, after the 27-year-old..." May 08

  • JPP hasn’t forgiven ESPN for posting his medical records

    New York Post "Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is doubling down on his invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against ESPN, demanding to know how sportscaster Adam Schefter obtained his medical records. Pierre-Paul had his finger amputated after a fireworks accident on July 4. Schefter broke the news days later,..." May 08

  • Jason Pierre-Paul: I’ll be a better player than I was before hand injuries

    Fox Sports "A mangled hand from a fireworks accident hampered Jason Pierre-Paul's season last year, but he says he's well on his way to becoming even better than he was before the injury. The New York Giants defensive end believes he's already as good as he was before losing his right index finger and..." April 27

  • Jason Pierre-Paul relives explosion that destroyed his hand

    SI "In the late hours of July 4, 2015, at a holiday cookout in his hometown of Deerfield Beach, Fla., Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul stood on a patch of sun-beaten grass, across the street from a party where more than 50 family members and friends milled about in the nearly 90º heat. Nearby,..." April 12

  • Jason Pierre-Paul again asserts that he won't use a club in 2016

    Big Blue View "Jason Pierre-Paul wouldn't make any promises about how he would play in 2016, only repeatedly saying "we'll see." He did, however, sound certain he won't have to play with a club on his damaged hand. New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul reaffirmed during conference call on Tuesday..." March 15

  • Pierre-Paul plans to play without protective club in 2016

    The Score "Newly re-signed New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is motivated to get back to being one of the league's most dangerous pass-rushers, and he'll do it without a club protecting his damaged right hand. On a one-year "show me" deal, Pierre-Paul will likely play with some protective..." March 12

  • Jason Pierre-Paul, Giants agree to a 1-year deal that could be worth as much as $10.5M

    New York Daily News "When Jason Pierre-Paul looked at the free agent landscape, he thought there might be a lucrative, long-term deal out there for him, damaged hand and all. But it turned out there wasn’t, so he decided to return to the Giants for a chance to prove he’s worth some free-agent riches in..." March 09

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Giants are expected to keep Jason Pierre-Paul, source said. It's a 1-year deal. He turned down more money elsewhere.

  • Jason Pierre-Paul to donate $20K to hospital burn center

    The Score "New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is turning the most harrowing incident of his life into a net positive for his community. After undergoing the most difficult year of his professional career, Pierre-Paul will visit New York Presbyterian Hospital on Wednesday, and will donate..." March 02

  • Report: Giants only willing to re-sign Pierre-Paul on 1-year deal

    The Score "The New York Giants reportedly aren't inclined to take a chance on Jason Pierre-Paul in the form of a long-term contract extension. New York remains open to having the impending free agent return in 2016, but the team is only willing to do so on a one-year deal, reports Jordan Raanan of NJ..." February 29

  • JPP sues ESPN, Adam Schefter for posting his medical records

    New York Post "Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is flagging ESPN and its reporter Adam Schefter for posting his private medical records online to millions of readers. Pierre-Paul, 27, sued ESPN and Schefter in a Florida court Wednesday citing a violation of his privacy. The NFL player blew off a..." February 25

  • Giants interested in re-signing Pierre-Paul and Ayers

    SNY TV "The Giants are interested in re-signing free agent DE's Jason Pierre-Paul and Robert Ayers, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN (Feb. 24) Graziano notes that the Giants plan to speak with the representatives for both Pierre-Paul and Ayers this week. Giants head coach Ben McAdoo said on..." February 25

  • Source: Giants unlikely to bring back Jason Pierre-Paul

    USA Today "New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul likely will be with another team next season. A league source familiar with the situation told Giants Wire that the Giants “are unlikely to re-sign JPP” this offseason, signaling an end to a career in blue for a player the team drafted in the..." February 18

  • NY Post writer takes harsh shot at Jason Pierre-Paul

    Larry Brown Sports "Jason Pierre-Paul is never going to escape jokes about his infamous fireworks mishap, and one NFL writer gave us a cruel reminder of that over the weekend. In his second mock draft writeup for the 2016 NFL Draft, Steve Serby of the New York Post suggested the Giants should select Oklahoma State..." February 14

  • Jason Pierre-Paul makes x-ray of injured hand his social media avatar

    CBS Sports "Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul lost his index finger and the tip of his thumb in a July 4 fireworks incident that could've been much worse. He missed eight games in 2015 as a result, and finished the year with just one sack. Last month, Pierre-Paul underwent surgery in the hopes that..." February 13

  • 2 fired for 'inappropriately' accessing Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul's medical records

    Newark Star-Ledger "After a lengthy investigation and litigation, two individuals were fired from Jackson Memorial Hospital for inappropriately accessing the medical records of Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. " February 06

  • Jason Pierre-Paul shares photo of bloodied injured hand from day after fireworks accident

    New York Daily News "Someday, Jason Pierre-Paul has promised, he’ll tell the full story about his July 4th fireworks accident. On Monday, though, he published a graphic photo that revealed a little more. The picture that JPP posted on his Instagram account was a disturbing look at him sleeping in a hospital bed,..." January 26

  • Jason Pierre-Paul having another surgery on hand

    Larry Brown Sports "New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul underwent another surgery on his right hand Monday morning. Pierre-Paul shared a photo on Instagram that showed him preparing for another operation. It has been more than six months since Pierre-Paul mangled his hand in a fireworks accident,..." January 18

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    John Mara says (on @WFAN660) that the Giants would like to have Jason Pierre-Paul back -- at the right price of course.

  • Jason Pierre-Paul to undergo more surgery after season

    ESPN "New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul will have more surgery on his damaged right hand after the season ends, he said Wednesday. Pierre-Paul said the surgery or surgeries (he's hoping it's only one) have been planned all along and that he put them off in order to return to the field..." December 31

  • Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul: Firecracker 'just went off in my hand'

    Yahoo! Sports "Folks everywhere - on television, on social media - had something to say about Jason Pierre-Paul's July 4 accident that left his right hand severely damaged. The New York Giants defensive end was the butt of many jokes, ridiculed for costing himself millions of dollars in a contract year. But..." December 21

  • Jason Pierre-Paul shows his hand on TV and it is absolutely horrifying

    CBS Sports "For the first time since an offseason fireworks accident claimed part of his hand, Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul sat down for an interview. He did so with former Giants defensive end Michael Strahan for FOX Sports and afterwards Strahan went to engage hands in a form of non-verbal..." December 20

  • Jason Pierre-Paul told by doctors that he'd lose his entire hand

    ESPN "New York Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul said he was originally told by emergency room doctors on July 4 that he was going to lose his entire right hand. Pierre-Paul, in an interview with the New York Post published Sunday, described the events that unfolded after the fireworks..." December 06

  • How JPP plans to use mangled hand even more

    New York Post "As a right defensive end, Jason Pierre-Paul made his pass-rushing reputation putting his right hand in the dirt, exploding out of his stance and seeking the quarterback. Ever since the fireworks accident that mangled his right hand, Pierre-Paul has altered his stance, putting his left hand on the..." December 03

  • 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