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Jason Pierre-Paul | Defensive Lineman | #90

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 278
College: South Florida
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (15) / NYG
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Impending free agent Jason Pierre-Paul said he won't be signing a one-year, prove-it contract this offseason.
JPP played on a one-year deal this season after blowing a couple of his fingers off one of his hands in a fireworks accident two summers ago. "I've done proved it," Pierre-Paul said. "There's not a guy like me doing it with seven and a half fingers." Pierre-Paul missed the final five weeks of the season after undergoing a sports-hernia procedure, but was expected back this week if Giants made it past the Packers. Pierre-Paul is still just 28 and was PFF's No. 5-ranked 4-3 end this year. Jan 9 - 12:33 PM

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Jason Pierre-Paul (core muscle) is out for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Packers.

As expected. Pierre-Paul underwent hernia surgery last month and is still recovering. He's yet to resume practicing. Pierre-Paul's return date remains a moving target.
Jan 6 - 2:24 PM

SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reports it would take a "miracle" for Jason Pierre-Paul (hernia) to return for the Wild Card round.

A source told Vacchiano the Divisional Round is a little more likely but "still a longshot." Pierre-Paul's original timetable was 6-8 weeks. The absolute lowest end of that range would put him back in time for the NFC championship game if the Giants make it that far. An impending free agent, it remains possible Pierre-Paul has already played his final snap as a Giant.
Source: SNY
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 11:54:00 AM

According to ESPN's Jordan Raanan, the Giants still have "a glimmer of hope" that Jason Pierre-Paul (hernia) will return for the Giants' Wild Card game.

The team is "even more confident" that he'll be ready for the Divisional round, should the Giants make it that far. Despite the optimism surrounding his status, Pierre-Paul still hasn't practiced since undergoing sports hernia surgery earlier this month. Rookie Romeo Okwara has seen mixed results while filling in for JPP at defensive end.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 11:35:00 AM

The New York Daily News reports impending free agent Jason Pierre-Paul's Giants future is up in the air.

Pierre-Paul is done for the season after undergoing sports-hernia surgery. It's possible he won't be back with the Giants after playing out this year on the franchise tag. Pierre-Paul graded as one of PFF's top 4-3 ends, but six of his seven sacks came against Cleveland and Chicago in the two weeks before he went down. Pierre-Paul is likely going to be targeting Olivier Vernon money (five years, $85M). He would cost the Giants $15.7 million to tag in 2017.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 10:31:00 AM

Jason Pierre-Paul will miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing sports-hernia surgery Tuesday morning.

ESPN's Ed Werder reported on Tuesday that JPP's initial diagnosis didn't reveal a sports hernia, but that obviously wasn't the case. Dr. William Meyers performed the operation on Tuesday, and Pierre-Paul is likely out for the remainder of the season unless the Giants make it to the conference championship or Super Bowl. Romeo Okwara and Kerry Wynn will fill in in his absence.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 09:25:00 AM

According to ESPN's Ed Werder, Jason Pierre-Paul's preliminary diagnosis did not reveal a sports hernia.

Pierre-Paul is set to visit Dr. William Meyers Tuesday in Philadelphia. Meyers' expertise is sports hernia surgery, so it was natural to assume Pierre-Paul had suffered a hernia himself. Though the initial diagnosis didn't show that, Pierre-Paul will get official word from Meyers on Tuesday. Even if Pierre-Paul doesn't go under the knife, he's still expected to miss "a few weeks," according to beat writer Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.com.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 11:43:00 AM

Jason Pierre-Paul (groin) is traveling to Philadelphia Tuesday to visit Dr. William Meyers.

It's obviously not a good sign for his availability this week or going forward. Dr. Meyers specializes in sports hernia surgery. Maybe Meyers will give Pierre-Paul some good news, but we're not counting on it. JPP injured his groin late in the first half of Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh and did not return.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 11:17:00 AM

ESPN Giants reporter Jordan Raanan reports "there was optimism" about Jason Pierre-Paul's groin injury on Sunday night.

Pierre-Paul left Week 13 against the Steelers late in the second quarter and never returned. The defensive end said after the game the injury "doesn’t concern me at all." We should know more following a Monday MRI.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 09:18:00 AM

Jason Pierre-Paul left Sunday's Week 13 game against the Steelers with a groin injury and will not return.

He recorded three tackles before exiting late in the second quarter. Obviously it's a huge loss for the Giants. Pierre-Paul owns PFF's third-highest grade among 4-3 defensive ends this season and leads the team with seven sacks.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 05:58:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 11:35:00 AM

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.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 03:08:00 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.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 01:05:00 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.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 03:20:00 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
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 12:10:00 PM