For the first time in what seems like a while, the New York Giants have released an update about Jason Pierre-Paul that he is coming back sometime next week, but that’s all they know.
The news was released by Giants co-owner John Mara who confirmed that the defensive end was returning to the team at some point next week.
He said according to the New York Daily News: “His agent informed us that the plans to report sometime next week. That’s all I know.”
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The Giants have been in the dark really and have had little communication with Pierre-Paul after he had his finger blown off after a fireworks incident during Fourth of July celebrations. At one point, the Giants co-owner even admitted he wasn’t sure how many fingers the 26-year-old had left.
Everything still hangs in the balance though as to whether he will be able to play the same way again for the team, and when he will be back on the field for the NFC East team. The injury has already had an impact on Pierre-Paul's career, as the Giants withdrew their $60 million long-term contract offer with the player after they heard the news of the incident.
The Giants are planning on franchise tagging Pierre-Paul, meaning he would earn $14.8 million this year, but the defensive end is yet to sign this and will not sign until he knows the Giants won’t place him on the non-football injury list.
Any player placed on this list is required to miss at least the first six games of the season, but Pierre-Paul believes he can play before the end of that period.
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