What is the deal with Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul, you ask? Well, it's ten days from opening day and he's nowhere to be found. On Tuesday, the Giants placed the former All-Pro on the reserve/franchise player list, which means he's no longer on their active roster.
When he will come in from the cold is anyone's guess. The initial consensus was that when he felt he was ready to hit the field, he would show up at QDTC, sign his franchise tender and put that No. 90 jersey back on.
But that hasn't happened, and now many believe it may never happen. JPP's injuries sustained in the July 4th fireworks mishap appear to be more serious than initially reported and his Giant career could be over.
Not only did he lose his right index finger, his thumb was shattered practically to pieces. How long does an injury such as that take to heal? The answer varies from months to years to never. It is already clear that Pierre-Paul will never have full use of his right hand and to try and play pro football with that impediment may be too much of reach, even for him.
If JPP is forced to sit this season, he becomes a free agent next March. Will the Giants look to sign him? Probably not. His whole handling of this affair has been nothing short of ridiculous. His shunning of the Giants after the accident has left a bad taste in the mouths of the Giants' brass.
In my experience covering the Giants, when you draw the ire of both owners of the club, you usually don't last long.
LoudMouths Chris Carlin and Sal Licata discuss if this season is lost for JPP.