According to Glazer, Pierre-Paul even called the Giants to ask if they could reach out to Nike about making a special protective covering for his injured hand. However, the Giants said they couldn’t do so based on the simple fact that he’s technically not a member of the team.
The two sides will still need to work out an agreement regarding his franchise tender.
Recent reports have said that JPP still has a chance to play this season, but we’ll have to see how talks go between the two parties next week.
New York wound up placing JPP on the reserve/franchise player list a few months ago. It’s worth mentioning that while he’s on this list, JPP won’t count against the team’s 53-man roster until he’s activated.
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.
However, Pierre-Paul is currently not being paid, and his compensation will need to be addressed before he returns to the field, as the Giants could place him on the non-football injury list if he were to sign his franchise tender.
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 the Giants as the news is available.