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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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.
07/06/15 - DE Jason Pierre-Paul is being treated for multiple hand injuries incurred while helping light fireworks Saturday night.
It was not known Monday whether Pierre-Paul's injuries will impact him on the field or his arrival at training camp when the team reports July 30.
Pierre-Paul, who was offered a one-year franchise tender for the 2015 season of $14.813 million, had burn-related injuries to his palms and possible nerve damage according to multiple reports. Pierre-Paul has not signed the deal.
NFL Network reported Monday, citing three sources, that the Giants pulled a long-term offer worth at least $60 million. The report claimed concerns over Pierre-Paul's judgment and health.
He is being treated at Broward Health North in Deerfield Beach, Fla.
The 15th overall pick in the 2010 draft, Pierre-Paul has 42 sacks in 75 career games.
Neighbors said Pierre-Paul rented a U-Haul that was full of fireworks and he made his plans for a major display known to those in his immediate neighborhood.
Pierre-Paul has not attended Giants' offseason workouts to avoid injury and retain leverage in talks toward a long-term contract. Any injury could jeopardize those negotiations. The Giants are permitted to pull the tender offer at any time for any reason, but that would make the talented pass rusher a free agent. If a long-term deal isn't signed by July 15, he would have no choice but to play the season for the tender amount.
Pierre-Paul was slowed by injuries in 2012 and 2013 and came on strong in the second half of the 2014 season, albeit against average competition, with 12.5 sacks and nine in the final five games.
The Giants are returning to the scheme that helped them end the New England Patriots bid for an undefeated season in 2008 under Steve Spagnuolo, who is back as defensive coordinator. George Selvie, signed as a free agent from the Dallas Cowboys, rookie Owa Odighizuwa and Damonte Moore are among options to fill in if Pierre-Paul is not ava
03/02/15 - DE Jason Pierre-Paul received the franchise tag from the Giants Monday (March 2), a move that will cost the team $14.813 million for 2015.
New York was unable to come to terms on a long-term deal with the 2010 first-round pick before Monday's deadline to designate franchise tags. The teams can now continue to negotiate, although Pierre-Paul is also free to negotiate with other teams. The Giants would receive two first-round picks if received an offer sheet the team wouldn't match.
Pierre-Paul, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, recorded 12.5 sacks last season, including 9.0 over his final five games.
He was set to become an unrestricted free agent March 10.