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NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Giants pulled a long-term offer to unsigned franchise player Jason Pierre-Paul after he injured his hand in a weekend fireworks accident.

Per Rapsheet, the G-Men "do not believe a long-term offer is in the best interest of those involved at this point." JPP is expected to be okay, but the extent of the damage remains unclear. He appears to be dealing with nerve damage and burns. Pierre-Paul's franchise tag will earn him a cool $14.8 million this season.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 6 - 1:18 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) remains in a Miami hospital as of Monday morning.

It's been roughly 36 hours since Pierre-Paul's fireworks accident and he remains under medical care. That's certainly not a good sign. Although JPP did not lose any fingers, the belief is he sustained nerve damage and burns.
Jul 6 - 11:32 AM

Jets G Dakota Dozier took most of his spring reps as a second-team center.

Dozier was a tackle at Furman who was moved to left guard as a rookie last year. Now he's being asked to expand his versatility again despite never playing a game at center in high school or college. Jets starting center Nick Mangold in under contract through 2017.
Jul 6 - 10:18 AM

Khiry Robinson projects as the "odd man out" in New Orleans' backfield again this year.

Mark Ingram was re-signed to a $16M deal and C.J. Spiller was brought in to be the change-of-pace option. Expect these two to monopolize touches, leaving the #FreeKhiry movement in need of an injury. The talented Robinson is merely a big-back handcuff -- albeit one that will be atop the Waiver Wire adds if anything happens to Ingram.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 6 - 10:03 AM

The Bengals have moved Onterio McCalebb from cornerback to wide receiver.

An all-purpose running back at Auburn, McCalebb has spent the last two seasons struggling on the Bengals' practice squad as a corner. Now he's shifting back to the offensive ball in an effort to find a role. At 5'10/175 McCalebb's ceiling is as a seldom-used gadget guy and return man despite 4.34 speed.
Source: bengals.com
Jul 6 - 9:52 AM

ESPN Seahawks reporter Terry Blount says it's uncertain if Robert Turbin (hip surgery) will be ready for Week 1.

Although Turbin sat out the entire offseason program, he was always expected to be ready for training camp. It's unclear if Blount is reporting new information here or simply expressing concern due to the missed OTA time. Turbin, the heavy favorite for passing down job behind Marshawn Lynch, is entering a contract year.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 6 - 9:02 AM

Seahawks UDFA RB Thomas Rawls has emerged as the rookie the coaches love.

Per ESPN, coach Pete Carroll "loves Rawls’ toughness, seeing him as a bruising runner similar to (Marshawn) Lynch." It's the same things we saw on Rawls as he ran extremely physical, aggressive and angry at Central Michigan. There's speculation he could push Christine Michael off the roster in Seattle, meaning he needs to be on deeper Dynasty benches. Lynch is 29 years old and Robert Turbin is ticketed for 2016 free agency.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 6 - 8:55 AM

Retired ILB Chris Borland said he is at peace with his decision to retire at age 24.

Borland left three-fourths of his rookie contract on the table as well as the upside to eventually earn millions. He's not worried about the money. "A lot of data that is out there regarding long-term health effects of head injuries," he said. "And I play a position and a style of play where I was susceptible to the worst of it. ... I played a physical brand of football and played through some things where it makes sense for me." Borland isn't in a rush to start a new career and has a trip to Europe on tap as NFL training camps get set to open.
Jul 6 - 8:46 AM

Raiders OL coach Mike Tice said LG Gabe Jackson is a "rising star."

Jackson more than held his own as a third-round rookie last year, showing very well in pass protection while starting 12 games. Adding some power to fit his 6'3/336 frame should help him take the next step. Buoyed by Jackson and the free agent addition of center Rodney Hudson, the Raiders at least have a couple pieces to build around on the offensive line.
Jul 6 - 8:40 AM

Eagles RB Kenjon Barner is expected to land on the practice squad this season.

Although Barner is one of "Chip's guys" from Oregon, he did not appear in a game last season. The undersized returner and space back projects as insurance behind Darren Sproles.
Source: CSN Philly
Jul 6 - 8:28 AM

A source tells the New York Post Jason Pierre-Paul suffered "significant burns on his palm and several fingers, and one finger may have sustained nerve damage."

The injuries are a result of a Saturday night fireworks incident at his South Florida home. Pierre-Paul's career is not threatened, but his availability for the start of the season could be -- especially if the nerve damage limits his hand usage. It's terrible timing for JPP, who hasn't yet signed his $14.8 million franchise tender for the 2015 season. If the Giants rescind the tender, he would become an unrestricted free agent.
Jul 6 - 8:14 AM

A source with knowledge of the situation told NJ.com that Jason Pierre-Paul's hand "is going to be okay" following Saturday's fireworks scare.

ESPN, the New York Daily News, and NJ.com are all now essentially disputing Twitter rumors that Pierre-Paul had lost fingers and/or parts of his hand. ESPN's Chris Mortensen tweeted Sunday that Pierre-Paul's injury "may not be game or season threatening." The exact nature of JPP's injury remains unclear.
Jul 5 - 6:48 PM

The New York Daily News confirms an ESPN report that Giants unsigned franchise player Jason Pierre-Paul's hand injury is "not believed to be career threatening."

The source added that Pierre-Paul isn't believed to be in danger of losing his hand. A woman who tweeted that she was lighting fireworks from a U-Haul truck full of them Pierre-Paul had allegedly purchased has since deleted her Twitter account. Pierre-Paul did indeed injure his hand, but the extent remains unclear, and indications from reliable media outlets indicate the injury may not be so much as game threatening, let alone a threat to JPP's career.
Jul 5 - 6:40 PM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, "early indications are" Giants unsigned franchise player Jason Pierre-Paul's hand injury is "not career threatening."

Schefter reports doctors are still in the process of determining the full extent of JPP's injuries sustained in Saturday's fourth-of-July fireworks accident. But the "early indications" are not as bleak as Twitter-based rumors, which indeed hinted Pierre-Paul's career could be in doubt. Various unconfirmed rumors have had Pierre-Paul missing fingers and/or parts of his hand.
Jul 5 - 5:55 PM

Andy Slater of WINZ in Florida reports Giants unsigned franchise player Jason Pierre-Paul suffered a "severe" hand injury during a fireworks accident on the fourth of July.

JPP is from Florida and played college ball at USF. He has not signed his franchise tender and therefore is currently not under contract. If the hand injury is severe enough, the Giants could rescind Pierre-Paul's tender and be off the hook for his $14.813 million salary, sending JPP into unrestricted free agency. We'll wait for the rumors to be confirmed to pass along anything definitive, but there are whispers that JPP may have lost fingers and/or parts of his hand.
Jul 5 - 4:42 PM



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