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NFL Notes: Jason Pierre-Paul, Cardinals, Lions, & Seahawks

Jason Pierre-Paul

Jason Cole of B/R reports that Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul returned home because he was unable to pass the team’s physical.

A source tells Cole that JPP could wrap his injured hand up and try to play in two or three weeks, even though the expectation is that he wouldn’t be fully healthy until possibly October.

Cole adds that if Pierre-Paul signs right now and isn’t healthy enough to play, they could place him on the non-football injury list and leave him there for the entire 2015 season. The problem here for JPP is that he wouldn’t be paid for the season.

The NFLPA has reportedly told Pierre-Paul to not report to the Giants until he’s 100 percent healthy and prepared to pass a physical, which would prevent the Giants from placing him on the NFI list.

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Lions

Will Carroll reported reported earlier in the day that Lions OLB DeAndre Levy will miss this weekend’s season opener against the Chargers, and there is concern that he could be out an extended period of time with “possible internal damage” to his surgically repaired hip.

However, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press has been told that Levy’s hip is improving and no surgery is required at this point in time. Birkett adds that Levy has been running without setbacks this week.

Seahawks

  • Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell said that rookie WR Tyler Lockett has been “light years” ahead of where they thought he would be in terms of a receiver. (Bob Condotta)
  • Bevell added that he expect a big role for Lockett in their offense moving forward. (Bob Condotta)

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