Pierre-Paul is undergoing surgery on his right hand Monday, the New York Daily News reports. Pierre-Paul revealed that he would need at least two surgeries to repair his well-documented injured right hand following the regular season, so Monday's procedure appears to be his first operation of this offseason. In doing so, Pierre-Paul may not need to wear a club over his hand in future games. In any case, Pierre-Paul's situation will be interesting to monitor in the coming months, as he's a candidate to receive the Giants' franchise tag again, or become an unrestricted free agent.
Pierre-Paul (hand) finished with just one sack and 26 total tackles in eight games. He also knocked down six passes. Those numbers were compiled in less than a full-time workload, and Pierre-Paul was able to get some pressure on opposing quarterbacks at times. He'll have at least one more surgery this offseason so he has better use of his injured hand (this year he played with it wrapped like a club.) It remains to be seen whether the Giants use the franchise tag on him or let him walk.
Pierre-Paul (ankle) is active for Sunday's matchup with the Eagles. The ankle injury limited Pierre-Paul to just one practice appearance this week, but he has plenty incentive to suit up in Week 17, even though his team has already been eliminated from the playoffs. Per the terms of the one-year contract with the Giants that he signed in late October, he'll get an extra $100,000 for every sack he record, according to The Record's Art Stapleton.
Pierre-Paul recorded three solo tackles and a sack in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. After going the first five games without a sack, Pierre-Paul finally notched his first of the season on Sunday against the Panthers. He's had a tough time since returning from his hand surgery, and it seems that the club on his hand is making it difficult for him to wrap up. As of now, the 26-year old pass-rusher shouldn't be considered a solid option as an IDP based on his results through six games.
Pierre-Paul (hand) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets. Pierre-Paul is coming off of a four-tackle performance in Week 12 at Washington, so he might be getting in better game shape after missing the entire first half of the season.