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Jason Pierre-Paul | Defensive Lineman | #90

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 278
College: South Florida
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (15) / NYG
Contract: view contract details

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Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) is active for Week 12 against the Browns.
JPP's status wasn't really in doubt against the winless Browns. Inactive for the Giants are DT Jay Bromley, OG Justin Pugh, C Brett Jones, OT Marshall Newhouse, WR Tavarres King, DB Leon Hall and QB Josh Johnson. Nov 27 - 11:35 AM

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Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (questionable, knee) promised Friday that he will play in Week 12 at Cleveland.

"Yes, I'm playing Sunday," Pierre-Paul assured. JPP has 43 tackles, four sacks, and two forced fumbles through ten games, and he is Pro Football Focus' No. 4-graded 4-3 defensive end among 53 qualifiers.
Nov 25 - 3:08 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) did not practice Thursday.

It is his second missed practice in a row. Coach Ben McAdoo said JPP is dealing with a "sore" knee. The coach did not seem too concerned about Pierre-Paul's status, but he will need to get in some work Friday to have a chance to play.
Nov 24 - 1:05 PM

Giants LE Jason Pierre-Paul (questionable, groin) expects to play Sunday.

He got in two straight limited practices after sitting out Wednesday. Pierre-Paul is on track to start, but his snaps may be reduced at less than full health. Kerry Wynn should have a bigger role in the Giants' rotation.
Oct 15 - 3:20 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul (groin) returned to practice Thursday.

Coach Ben McAdoo did not sound too optimistic about JPP after he missed Wednesday's session, but even a limited session Thursday puts him on track to play. Pierre-Paul is still playing way too many snaps. The Giants have to develop a rotation.
Source: ESPN
Oct 13 - 12:10 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul (groin) did not practice Wednesday.

Coach Ben McAdoo did not sound too optimistic about Pierre-Paul's status after practice. "We’ll see how he goes," McAdoo said. "We’ll be smart with him. We’ll take it slow." JPP and Olivier Vernon lead all defensive ends in snaps played this season, and it is not even close. They Giants have to start rotating on the defensive line if they want Pierre-Paul and Vernon to make it to the end of the year.
Source: ESPN
Oct 13 - 11:05 AM

Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) is active for Week 2 against the Saints.

Pierre-Paul didn't suit up for practice on Thursday or Friday but showed enough in pre-game warmups to get the green light. The Giants need all the help they can get on defense this week with Drew Brees and the high-scoring Saints coming to Metlife Stadium.
Sep 18 - 12:07 PM

The Record's Art Stapleton reports Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder, questionable) is expected to play Week 2 against the Saints.

Pierre-Paul did not practice Thursday or Friday, but coach Ben McAdoo said they would "take a look at him" on Saturday. Apparently that look went well, and he is ready to play. The Giants need JPP near full health with Drew Brees coming to town.
Sep 18 - 10:16 AM

Giants coach Ben McAdoo said Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder, questionable) would not have been able to participate in a real practice Friday.

Pierre-Paul was listed as a DNP for the second day in a row, and McAdoo did not sound confident the defensive end would play Sunday. "We’ll take a look at him tomorrow," the coach said. "He’ll have an opportunity to get out on the field tomorrow at practice and we’ll go from there. We’ll see how he feels — how he wakes up the next day and recovers." It sounds like Pierre-Paul is truly questionable, which is bad news with the Saints coming to town.
Sep 16 - 8:09 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) is questionable for Week 2 against the Saints.

JPP returned to a limited practice Friday after sitting out Thursday's session and should be a go for Week 2. The Giants need him to put pressure on Drew Brees.
Sep 16 - 2:06 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul sat out Thursday's practice with a sore shoulder.

There is no indication the injury is serious, but it is something to monitor heading into the weekend. The Giants will need JPP's pass rush against the Saints.
Sep 15 - 12:02 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul plans to play without a club on his permanently damaged right hand this season.

"My hand feels great," Pierre-Paul said. "No complaining, no nothing. I've been training hard, been getting after it and getting ready to play some football. The club isn't going to be an issue or anything. My right hand feels like my left hand." JPP had issues tackling and grabbing last season, something he may never fully solve. Losing the club will help a great deal, however.
Jul 28 - 3:05 PM

ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano expects Jason Pierre-Paul to play primarily on the left side this season.

Pierre-Paul had played most of his career at right end, but he is unable to put his right hand in the ground after injuring it last summer. The hand is not as big an issue at left end, and Pierre-Paul played his best football last season rushing from the left side. Big-money signing Olivier Vernon should take up residence at right end.
Source: ESPN
May 16 - 12:42 PM

Giants assistant DL coach Jeff Zgonina believes the "sky's the limit" for Jason Pierre-Paul in 2016.

Coming back from his infamous July 4 fireworks accident that cost him part of his hand, JPP amassed just one sack across eight games last season. He still got pressure on the passer, but wearing a club cast on his hand was a burden. He won't need the club in 2016, and with the addition of RE Olivier Vernon, it should open up more opportunities for JPP on the left side. Playing on another one-year deal, he has all the incentive for a big year.
Apr 6 - 10:21 AM

Jason Pierre-Paul plans to play without a protective club in 2016.

"To be honest, the only reason I played with the club last year is because my fingers wasn't straight," Pierre-Paul said. "To be honest I won't need the club this year. I'll be back to the regular JPP, just missing fingers, that's it." Despite constant pressures, Pierre-Paul had just one sack in eight games last year. He expects offseason surgery to improve his grip. Pierre-Paul will look to reestablish himself as a top pass rusher after settling for a one-year deal.
Mar 11 - 7:09 PM

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