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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09/10/14 - DE Jason Pierre-Paul (neck) revealed after the game that he suffered "a little burner," an injury that forced him to leave the game for a bit in the first half. Head coach Tom Coughlin said that the defensive end was feeling better a day after, but added that Pierre-Paul would probably be limited in practice this week.
07/26/14 - DE Jason Pierre-Paul said over the offseason that he's in the best shape of his life, and defensive line coach Robert Nunn has been impressed with what he has seen from JPP.
"I don't see any limitations," Nunn said. "I don't know about what percentage he's at -- that's hard for me to calculate. But I see nothing that shows any kind of limitations. He really came in in good shape, good condition, good frame of mind, and is off to a really good start."
Pierre-Paul and Mathias Kiwanuka have been thrust into leadership roles following the departure of Justin Tuck, the venerable veteran who signed with the Oakland Raiders.
"There was (a void) when we lost Osi (Umenyiora last offseason)," Nunn said. "When we lose those guys, you hate it, but that's part of the business and you just have to move on and other people take those roles. We have a healthy situation in the room. Now all we have to do is get out there and perform."
06/18/14 - DE Jason Pierre-Paul says he feels in the best shape of his life, and is eager to show people that he is even better than the player he was in 2011, when he posted a career-high 16.5 sacks.
JPP, as he is known, struggled through a disappointing 2013 season after undergoing back surgery and then being relegated to injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
"I got something to prove this year, and I'm going to shut a whole bunch of people up," he said. "I want to shut them up, you know what I'm saying? It's not even going to be new to me."
Pierre-Paul said on occasion he will "feel a little something," but he doesn't believe it will affect him on the field.
"At the end of the day, it's nothing that is going to bother me while I'm playing," he said.
"Now, I'm flying to the ball. Last year (due to back surgery), you couldn't expect me to come in and do what I did in (2011) -- then I got hurt with my shoulder."
The good news is Pierre-Paul is over that shoulder injury as well, which is why he's readying himself for a big year.
"I'm confident in the way I play my game, you know what I'm saying? When I'm at the top of my game, it's ridiculous. Everyone has seen me there before."
05/29/14 - DE Jason Pierre-Paul has lowered his weight to 275 pounds and said that for the first time in a while, nothing is bothering him physically.
"I'm good and I'm ready to go," he said. "I just can't wait to get the pads on."
The Giants and Pierre-Paul are both expecting a big year from the five-year veteran. This season, Pierre-Paul said he'll be doing more work on both sides of the defensive line and that he feels like he'll be able to re-capture his 2011 form, when he broke out with 16.5 sacks.
"I already feel like it," he said of rounding back into form. "My weight is good; I'm out there running and nothing's bothering me, so I'm in good shape."
12/30/13 - DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) said he was encouraged by his progress made in his rehab. He also said that he would make a decision on whether to have surgery no later than the end of January in order to give himself the most amount of time possible to rehab.