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Jason Pierre-Paul | Defensive Lineman

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 278
College: South Florida
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Jason Pierre-Paul has no lingering issues from his neck stinger.
"Not at all," JPP said. Pierre-Paul has shown a propensity for nicks and bruises in recent seasons, but his stinger is a nonissue going forward. Sep 11 - 6:05 PM

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Jason Pierre-Paul's X-rays on his injured neck were negative, and he later returned to Monday night's Week 1 opener against the Lions.

Pierre-Paul missed a series after banging into one of his defensive line mates. The Giants can't afford to lose JPP after GM Jerry Reese said the team will only go as far as Eli Manning and Pierre-Paul will take them. JPP has become rather injury-prone in recent years. He's still just 25 years old.
Sep 8 - 8:01 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul exited Monday night's Week 1 opener against the Lions with a neck injury.

JPP banged into his own teammates in the first quarter, appearing to jam his shoulder/neck area. He was in considerable pain and a bit woozy before walking off the field with team trainers. Pierre-Paul was later carted to the locker room. Robert Ayers, Mathias Kiwanuka, and Damontre Moore will have to try and manufacture a pass rush against Matthew Stafford, who is torching them.
Sep 8 - 7:31 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul (back) has looked healthy and effective through two preseason games.

Coming off back-to-back disappointing seasons, Pierre-Paul is primed for a rebound. His back is healthy and he's motivated in a contract year. Through 35 preseason snaps, PFF has credited him with one quarterback hit, one hurry, one batted ball and three tackles. Pierre-Paul's IDP ceiling is monstrous.
Source: NJ.com
Aug 11 - 9:04 AM

According to the Newark Star-Ledger, there's a "night and day" difference between Jason Pierre-Paul's camp performance this year and last.

Per reporter Conor Orr, JPP looks a "lot quicker off the edge." That's an absolute must for a team counting on Pierre-Paul to revive what was one of the league's most anemic pass rushes last season. Heading into the final year of his rookie contract, JPP is still only 25, and supposedly back to 100 percent health.
Jul 28 - 2:48 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul (back) said he's now "110 percent."

"I'm awesome," Pierre-Paul said. It's music to the ears of the Giants after their defense crumbled with JPP a shell of himself last season. A return to All-Pro 2011 form is necessary if this unit is going to return to respectability.
Jul 24 - 12:03 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul said his back still isn't quite 100 percent.

"I still feel a little something," Pierre-Paul said, "but at the end of the day, it's nothing that is going to bother me while I'm playing. Now, I'm flying to the ball." It sounds like JPP is feeling far better than he did last year, when he was a shell of himself en route to two sacks in 11 games. The Giants' defense hinges on a return to 2011 form from their contract-year pass-rusher.
Source: Newsday
Jun 19 - 10:32 AM

Giants RE Jason Pierre-Paul reported to OTAs at 275 pounds.

He's gained five since the start of the offseason program, but this is right around where the Giants want "JPP." Conditioning has been an issue for Pierre-Paul in the past. The G-Men need a resurgence from the 25-year-old pass rusher, who would also certainly like one in the final season of his rookie contract.
May 30 - 2:57 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul reported to the Giants offseason program at 270 pounds.

Pierre-Paul played at 285 last year. He's still rehabbing back and shoulder injuries but said he's "very" healthy and plans to "play the game like I'm 21 again." JPP avoided offseason surgery and should be 100 percent for minicamp and training camp. He has just 8.5 sacks the past two seasons. Entering the final year of his contract, we expect a major bounce-back from the 25-year-old.
Apr 22 - 12:41 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul blames injuries for his sharp decline in play last season.

Pierre-Paul tore through the league for 16.5 sacks and 17 quarterback hits in 2011. In 27 games since then, he has totaled 8.5 sacks and 10 quarterback hits while battling back and shoulder injuries. The good news for the pass-rush needy Giants is that JPP should be 100 percent healthy for camp and will be highly motivated as he enters a contract year. We're expecting a major bounce-back campaign.
Mar 31 - 12:16 PM

Giants RE Jason Pierre-Paul doesn't need shoulder surgery.

"Hopefully he’s going to return to feeling the way he has in past," coach Tom Coughlin said Friday. JPP estimated late last month that he was "about 90 percent healthy." With Justin Tuck possibly walking in free agency, the G-Men badly need Pierre-Paul to shake his two-year slump in 2014.
Feb 21 - 4:21 PM

Giants RE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) is not expected to need surgery.

This comes as good news to a Giants organization that feared Pierre-Paul may need to go under the knife this offseason. JPP suffered through an injury-plagued 2013, but estimates he's "about 90 percent healthy." The talented end is only 25, and a prime candidate for a bounce-back season.
Jan 30 - 8:51 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul will find out by the end of January if he needs shoulder surgery.

Pierre-Paul was a shell of himself in 2013 as he struggled to recover from back surgery and then battled a shoulder issue. He ended up with a paltry two sacks and 27 tackles while missing five games. Getting JPP's health right is obviously crucial to a potential bounce-back year for the G-Men.
Jan 1 - 9:40 AM

Giants RE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 17.

His lost season ends with four straight missed games. After offseason back surgery, Pierre-Paul was a shell of his old self throughout 2013, managing two sacks among 11 appearances, with six starts. JPP's sack total has now dropped in consecutive years following his mammoth, 16.5 campaign in 2011. Still only 25, Pierre-Paul will be an excellent rebound candidate in 2014.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 01:33:00 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 16.

Upgrade Matthew Stafford. JPP may not play again this season.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 01:50:00 PM

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