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NFL Notes: Jason Pierre-Paul, T.Y. Hilton, & Patriots

Jason Pierre-Paul

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that even though Jason Pierre-Paul has been taking to social media to show where he’s at in his recovery from hand surgery, the Giants won’t ignore the fact that they’ll have to pay him $870,000 per week once he’s active for games this season.

According to Florio, “it would be naïve to assume that the decision made by doctors employed by the Giants won’t take into consideration the cost to the Giants of clearing Pierre-Paul.”

In the end, Florio seems to think the best course of action for the Giants would be to sign Pierre-Paul to a new contract that pays him a reduced amount per week with the ability to make up the difference in incentives. New York could go a step further and add a clause that prevents them from using their franchise tag on him in 2016.

T.Y. Hilton

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton said that he’s feeling good and his status for Week 2’s game will come down to how he’s doing tomorrow.

“I feel good,” Hilton said, via Pro Football Talk. “It depends on how my knee reacts tomorrow. I did a lot of work today, some good work. The training staff did a great job with me this week, just pushing me [and] making sure that I’m on point. I’ll see how I react tomorrow and talk to coach and the trainers and see how I feel.

Hilton added that playing on Monday night is a real advantage for his recovery.

It’s a great thing that it is on Monday,” Hilton said. “And it’s Monday night so I get most of that day so I feel good. I feel confident that we should come to something.


  • The Patriots will be without DT Dominique Easley (hip) for Week 2’s game against the Bills.

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