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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) "could" miss training camp and the start of the season.

This is an extremely loose report, as the Giants are still "awaiting more medical info" after Pierre-Paul almost blew off his hand in a weekend fireworks incident. We'll continuously update this story with it being the only semi-headline-worthy news piece of the month. JPP's believed to have suffered nerve damage.
Jul 6 - 6:25 PM

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

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

Andre Williams is expected to be the Giants goal-line back.

Williams mostly struggled in his jump from the ACC last year, but was effective in the red-zone with six touchdowns. After a nondescript OTAs, Williams will open training camp behind Rashad Jennings. The Giants want to use a three-man committee of Jennings, Williams, and pass-back Shane Vereen. An annual health risk, Jennings is coming off knee/ankle injuries and entering his age-30 season. Williams averaged 20 carries over the final month of 2014.
Source: giants.com
Jul 4 - 5:41 PM

Giants DL coach Robert Nunn has been "very impressed" with DT Markus Kuhn.

Kuhn mixed in with the first team during OTAs, with Cullen Jenkins getting snaps on the outside in run packages. After grading as one of the worst defensive tackles in the league, Kuhn isn’t guaranteed a roster spot. 29-year-old Kuhn is entering a make-or-break season.
Jul 1 - 4:38 PM

The Rockland Boulders of the Can-Am professional baseball league have offered Odell Beckham a contract.

It's the deadest part of the NFL calendar, in case you couldn't tell. A video surfaced of Beckham throwing a softball 80-some odd miles an hour, and the Boulders came calling. "We think that getting experience pitching to professional hitters will give [Beckham] the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Deion Sanders and Bo Jackson," said Boulders GM Shawn Reilly. The Boulders want Beckham to report to spring training next May. Good one, Boulders. Good joke.
Source: Lohud.com
Jul 1 - 10:00 AM

Giants DT Cullen Jenkins has seen snaps at defensive end this offseason.

A pocket-pushing interior lineman, Jenkins has lined up at defensive end on passing downs during the Giants' offseason program. At best a rotational lineman, the added versatility could allow Jenkins to stick on the final roster. Jenkins recorded one sack on 366 snaps last season.
Jun 28 - 2:27 PM

Agent Tom Condon is confident the Giants will sign Eli Manning to a long-term extension.

"The quarterbacks always get done," said Condon. "You know you're going to go in and it's going to get done. I'm sure at the appropriate time it'll happen." Neither side has made much headway in negotiations but it's hard to envision Manning playing anywhere else. Manning will be the second highest-paid quarterback in the NFL this season behind Drew Brees.
Jun 28 - 11:43 AM

Giants third-year NT Johnathan Hankins is "primed for a big season" under new DC Steve Spagnuolo.

"I really like where Hank is," DL coach Robert Nunn said. "He had some legit numbers. He’s got a chance to be a solid player for a long time in this league." The Giants are expecting Hankins to build off his breakout sophomore season, where he posted 51 tackles, seven sacks, and 12 QB hits as a 16-game starter. He was a major part of New York's late-season pass rush success. Hankins will also play a key role in turning around one of the league’s worst run defenses.
Source: giants.com
Jun 26 - 5:32 PM

Giants TE coach Kevin Gilbride Jr raved about UDFA Matt LaCosse’s performance during offseason workouts.

"Different skillset," Gilbride Jr said. "He's a linear guy, can get down the field. Very bright. Matt didn't make many mistakes. We had him in a role where we moved him around all the time." LaCosse played a limited role in the Illinois offense, but ran 4.64 at his Pro Day with 20 bench press reps. He's competing with Adrien Robinson, Jerome Cunningham, and Will Tye for the No. 3 tight end job.
Jun 26 - 5:17 PM


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