Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Giants' picks: Round 1/15 -- Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, 6-5, 270, South Florida: The Giants weren't happy with their pass rush last season and hope that the addition of Pierre-Paul will allow them to rotate fresh pass rushers to harass quarterbacks. - by The Sports Xchange
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09/13/15 - DE Jason Pierre-Paul may miss the entire season, according to reports. Pierre-Paul lost his right index finger and sustained other injuries to his hand in a July 4 fireworks accident. The Giants previously made a franchise tender to Pierre-Paul, which he didn't sign, and recent talks over a revised contract broke down.
09/09/15 - DE Jason Pierre-Paul is not ready to play for the Giants since he severely damaged his hand in a July 4 fireworks accident.
Coach Tom Coughlin said Wednesday that franchise-tagged Pierre-Paul was "in an outstanding frame of mind" during his two days visiting the Giants and has returned home to south Florida. Giants officials met with JPP on Tuesday, but the discussions apparently broke down because the sides could not agree on Pierre-Paul's readiness to play.
"I wouldn't put any kind of time frame on it," Coughlin said. "It's not going to be something that I have anything to say about anyway. It's going to be the medical people."
Pierre-Paul left without signing his one-year, $14.8 million franchise tender. That number counts on the Giants' salary cap even though Pierre-Paul is not playing at the moment.
08/10/15 - DE Jason Pierre-Paul has told his position coach that he will be back when he feels right.
Defensive line coach Robert Nunn said he has been exchanging text messages with Pierre-Paul, who had a finger amputated after a Fourth of July fireworks accident and remains away from the team.
"It was a tough situation to be in; so, when I talk to him, we talk more about where he is from a mental standpoint," Nunn said. "I texted him back and forth, just to let him know that we're here for him. Whatever he needs, we're here for him. And his response has been, 'Coach, I'm good, I want to get myself right, and I'll be back.'"
Meanwhile, Nunn is preparing to play without Pierre-Paul, the former first-round pick who led the Giants with 12.5 sacks last season.
Robert Ayers, George Selvie, Cullen Jenkins, Damontre Moore and Kerry Wynn are all battling for roster spots and playing time at defensive end.
"We're going on, and he'll be here when he'll be here," Nunn said, "and those other guys have a great opportunity."
08/03/15 - DE Jason Pierre-Paul, who has reportedly been holed up in his Florida home recovering from a series of traumatic injuries to his right hand resulting from a July 4 fireworks accident, finally reached out to general manager Jerry Reese and vice president of medical services Ronnie Barnes to open a dialogue.
Reese, who on Sunday expressed his concern and compassion for the team's franchise player's plight, confirmed to WFAN's Boomer and Carton Monday morning that he and Pierre-Paul spoke by phone, but otherwise didn't provide any other details into what was said.
"It was a personal conversation and I want to keep it private between him and I," Reese said on Monday morning. "I'll just leave it at that."
07/08/15 - New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who was injured in a fireworks accident on the Fourth of July, had his right index finger amputated on Wednesday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
He is expected to play next season, Schefter reported, and could be back in fewer than two months, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. There were further reports that Pierre-Paul also suffered a fractured thumb.
The incident occurred at Pierre-Paul's home in the Miami area. Neighbors said Pierre-Paul rented a U-Haul van and filled it with fireworks, making his plans for a major display known to neighbors.
Pierre-Paul's family reportedly turned away the Giants' athletic trainer, Ronnie Barnes, who flew down from New York, and also declined the team's offer to connect the defensive end with hand specialists in New York City.
Pierre-Paul is not under contract with the team as he has not signed his $14.8 million franchise tender. The deadline for franchised players to agree to long-term contracts is July 15. If a deal can't be reached by that date, Pierre-Paul would have to play under his tender, unless the Giants decide to withdraw it.
The Giants reportedly pulled a long-term offer worth at least $60 million on Monday. The initial report of the contract being off the table claimed concerns over Pierre-Paul's judgment and health.