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NFL Notes: Jason Pierre-Paul, Raiders & Redskins

Jason Pierre-Paul

  • According to Mike Garafolo, Jason Pierre-Paul has yet to meet with Giants officials because he has elected to not speak with “anyone” at this point in time.
  • Giants officials that are attempting to visit Pierre-Paul include trainer Ronnie Barnes, and special assistant Jessie Armstead, per Garafolo.
  • NFL doctor David J. Chao writes that he would not be surprised if Pierre-Paul underwent his second “debridement surgery” today to remove damaged tissue. Chao included that fractures are a common associate to these sort of procedures.

Raiders

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf believes that the City of Oakland remains as the preferred option by Raiders’ owner Mark Davis, with the joint stadium plan with the Chargers in Carson, Calif. as their “plan B.”

I share the frustration of the Raiders and the NFL,” Schaaf said on CSN Bay Area. “They’ve been trying for the longest amount of time to get a new stadium worked out in Oakland. They’ve been very clear that Oakland is their first choice. Carson is Plan B.”

Schaaf admitted  that Oakland is progressing slowly through stadium discussions because of a split county ownership of the stadium grounds, and debt that is yet to be paid on the current coliseum.

We know the league wants to see a bit more progress in Oakland. Our situation is more complex than what is going on in Carson. We have the City and Alameda County as co-owners of the land,” said Schaff. “We have a baseball team and a football team using the same site, which makes our situation more complex. There is debt on a facility teams want to tear down. That’s why this deal is taking longer in the City of Oakland, but it’s a positive that both parties want to get a deal done here.”

Redskins

  • CB DeAngelo Hall said he hopes to return from a 2014 torn Achilles’ tendon injury in time for training camp, but ultimately expects to be weaned back into the lineup.

I hope I’m ready to go the first day,” said Hall, via Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Washington. “When I say wean me back in, I know they are going to monitor me. I know they are not going to just throw me out there and [have me] take all the reps with the [first team]. I’m just going to get out there and see how the body feels.”

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