More than a year removed from blowing off his fingers in a fireworks accident, Pierre-Paul said his right hand feels the same as his left hand, the Newark Star-Ledger reports. He plans to ditch the club and wear a specially designed glove this season. "I'm not worried about no club," Pierre-Paul said. "My hand feels great. No complaining, no nothing. I've been training hard. The club is not going to be an issue."
Playing opposite Oliver Vernon, Pierre-Paul is unlikely to be doubled very often, and if he's his old self, he could wreak havoc on opposing quarterbacks.
Pierre-Paul famously injured his right hand in a fireworks accident last summer, causing him to miss the first eight games of the 2015 season. He did return with a massive cast on the hand for the second half of the campaign, but he only managed one sack in eight games after tallying 12.5 the previous season. Following an additional surgery in January, the 27-year-old signed a one-year contract in March, presumably hoping to repair his value. Pierre-Paul should be back to full health in 2016, and he also mentioned that he lost some weight during the offseason.
The New York Giants and Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) agreed to terms of a one-year contract Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Despite a reported late push for the unrestricted free agent from the Cardinals, Pierre-Paul will remain with the only organization that he's ever known on an incentive-laden deal. If he hits every threshold, he could earn $10.5 million, yet he wasn't extremely effective with his permanently-maimed right hand this past season, picking up one sack among 26 tackles (21 solo) in eight games. Further surgeries on the hand are expected throughout the offseason, which could impact his ability to take part in OTAs and the like.
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 having surgery, Pierre-Paul's grip may improve enough so that he doesn't 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
Jason 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 New York Giants use the franchise tag on him or let him walk.
|P2||8/20/16||@ BUF||4:00 pm|
|P3||8/27/16||@ NYJ||7:30 pm|
|1||9/11/16||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|4||10/3/16||@ MIN||8:30 pm|
|5||10/9/16||@ GB||8:30 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ LAR||9:30 am|
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|12||11/27/16||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
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|17||1/1/17||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|2010||New York Giants||16||30||24.0||6||4.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||6|
|2011||New York Giants||16||86||65.0||21||16.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||7|
|2012||New York Giants||16||66||43.0||23||6.5||1||28||28.0||28||1||5|
|2013||New York Giants||11||27||20.0||7||2||1||24||24.0||24||1||4|
|2014||New York Giants||16||77||54.0||23||12.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||6|
|2015||New York Giants||8||26||21.0||5||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||6|
|2010||New York Giants||16||1||12||12.0||12||0||0|
|2011||New York Giants||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2012||New York Giants||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Giants||11||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||New York Giants||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2015||New York Giants||8||0||0||---||0||0||0|
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|2011||New York Giants||16||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New York Giants||16||0||0||1||0||1||10||1||0|
|2013||New York Giants||11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New York Giants||16||0||0||3||0||1||0||1||0|
|2015||New York Giants||8||0||0||0||0||2||0||2||0|
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