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Giants Officials Leave South Florida Despite Not Visiting Jason Pierre-Paul

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Giants officials have left South Florida without getting the chance to visit with DE Jason Pierre-Paul following his fireworks accident this past weekend.

  • Schefter points out that since Pierre-Paul has yet to sign his franchise tender, he’s not under contract with the Giants.
  • Giants officials were not welcome in South Florida, despite their visit.

New York reportedly sent trainer Ronnie Barnes and special assistant Jessie Armstead to meet with Pierre-Paul, according to Mike Garafolo.

Former NFL team physician David J. Chao mentioned Tuesday night that he would not be surprised if Pierre-Paul underwent his second “debridement surgery” to remove damaged tissue. Chao added that fractures are commonly associated with these types of procedures.

Pierre-Paul, 26, played out his five-year, $20.05 million rookie contract that included $11,629,807 million guaranteed.

The Giants wound up using their franchise tag on Pierre-Paul back in early March, which will pay him a fully guaranteed salary of $14.813 million for the 2015 season.

Jason Fitzgerald points out that the Giants could still pull the franchise tag at any time, which would make Pierre-Paul a free agent immediately.

In 2014, Pierre-Paul recorded 77 tackles, 12.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and a recovery over the course of 16 games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 7 defensive end in a 4-3 system out of 59 qualifying players.

We’ll have more regarding Pierre-Paul and his injury as the news is available.


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