Jerry Reese said he had "a great conversation" with Jason Pierre-Paul on Sunday but added that "nothing is set" regarding a plan for the injured and unsigned defensive end to return to the team.
Reese revealed the phone conversation in an interview on WFAN Monday morning. He did not provide details of the chat, calling it a "personal conversation," but did reiterate the softer, more forgiving attitude he had expressed in a news conference Sunday.
He said the Giants are not upset at JPP for either his mishap with fireworks July 4 or his lack of communication with the team, including a snub of Giants officials shortly after the incident.
Team president John Mara said earlier on WFAN that vice president of medical services Ronnie Barnes and defensive line coach Robert Nunn also had telephone conversations with JPP.
Pierre-Paul reportedly had his right index finger amputated and suffered other injuries to his right hand in a fireworks accident July 4 at his home in Coral Springs, Florida. He has yet to sign his $14.8-million tender from the Giants as their franchise tag player.
Tom Coughlin said he has yet to speak with Pierre-Paul, but he saw the conversation with Reese as a positive.
"Hey, as long as he's talking to Jerry or somebody in the building there, it looks like there's a chance that the communication thing will open up," Coughlin said after Monday's practice. "When it does, I'll end up on the phone with him, I'm sure."