But the source added that there is "no chance" the Giants will now work on a long-term contract for Pierre-Paul.
Giants officials made the trek to South Florida on Tuesday to see how he is recovering, sources have told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Pierre-Paul is coming off his best season since 2011. He contributed to 77 tackles and racked up 12 1/2 sacks.
In the wake of a Fourth of July fireworks mishap, the
The Giants had applied the franchise tag to Pierre-Paul this offseason, but the player has not yet signed it, technically leaving him not under contract with the team. The Giants move to yank the longer deal is a bit of gamesmanship, since according to Rapoport, Pierre-Paul was not going to sign the $60 million deal anyway.
The paper reports that the injury is not considered career-threatening, but that varying accounts of what happened have been reported. The Giants have not confirmed nor denied the incident.
The Giants applied the franchise tag to Pierre-Paul this offseason, but the 26-year-old has not yet signed it as he seeks a long-term deal, meaning that he technically is not under contract.
Pierre-Paul had 53 tackles and 12 1/2 sacks last year for New York.
Pierre-Paul has yet to sign his one-year franchise tender worth close to $15 million.
He has played in the past at about 280 pounds, but he posted on Instagram that he hopes to drop to 265.
Pierre-Paul will be counted on heavily to pressure the quarterback this season. His sack total skyrocketed from two in 2013 to 12 1/2 last year.
Pierre-Paul is not attending minicamp, which began Tuesday. As a franchise player who has declined to sign his one-year, $14.8 million contract, he cannot be fined. He is seeking a long-term deal.
The 26-year-old Pierre-Paul has remained in Florida throughout the offseason. He did not attend any OTA activities.
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