T-Rock's Take on the Giants
Jason Pierre-Paul has gone from back problems to just plain old back.
The defensive end who is the Giants’ most dynamic playmaker on the defensive front will play against the Cowboys in Sunday night’s opener at AT&T Stadium. Pierre-Paul underwent back surgery this spring and was always projected to be ready for the opener, but he was coy this week even as he participated in team practices....Read more »
Adewale Ojomo said he knew he would be back on the active roster soon. But not because he had any inside knowledge about how the Giants would be fiddling with their 53.
“They didn’t tell me,” he said of the team’s plans. “I just had faith. That’s it.”
Ojomo, a fan favorite and the king of summertime sacks for the Giants who has posted 6.5 of them in the last two preseasons, was waived...Read more »
Jason Pierre-Paul isn’t coming back as a part-time player.
The defensive end who was limited in today’s practice said that he will only participate in Sunday’s game against the Cowboys if he’s able to play most of the game. So if the Giants say they want to limit him to, say, 20 snaps, or if he feels that’s all he’d be able to give to the team, he’ll just wait until Week 2.
“That’s not...Read more »
Tom Coughlin gave the most optimistic three words yet on the status of Victor Cruz and Jason Pierre-Paul on Wednesday: “Full speed ahead.”
And yes, the two of them were practicing with the Giants on Wednesday in the first gameplan-specific workout of the season. Coughlin admitted that they might wind up being limited on the official injury report that comes out later, but he seemed convinced...Read more »
Usually it’s the other way around. It’s typically the player who is insisting he’ll be back on the field for the opener and management that is pulling back on the reins and taking a wait-and-see approach. In the case of Jason Pierre-Paul, though, the roles have been flip-flopped.
After general manager Jerry Reese said on WFAN on Tuesday morning that the Giants expect to have the defensive...Read more »
The Giants are getting healthier.
Not only is Hakeem Nicks going to practice today after missing the last week or so with tightness in his groin, but two of the players on PUP are coming off that list and taking the field. Jerry Reese said this morning on WFAN that guard Chris Snee (hip) and cornerback Terrell Thomas (knee) will both make the move to the active roster and be on the field today....Read more »
Jason Pierre-Paul did not look like a person who underwent back surgery this summer and could miss the start of the regular season. He was doing some running on the fields at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center today and seemed to be pain-free and moving at a decent clip.
Still, the Giants put him on the physically-unable to perform list to start training camp.
You down with PUP?
Tom...Read more »
As Giants defensive line coach Robert Nunn said, it’s hard to tell what’s real on the practice field until everyone puts their pads on, but the early signs from third-round defensive end Damontre Moore from Texas A&M have been encouraging. The timetable for him and some of the club’s other young defensive linemen has been accelerated because of Jason Pierre-Paul’s recent back surgery.
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Jason Pierre-Paul underwent successful back surgery Tuesday morning to repair a herniated disc in his lower back, the Giants announced.
The procedure, which took place in Los Angeles, was performed by orthopedic spine surgeon Dr. Robert Watkins at Marina Del Rey Hospital in Marina Del Rey, Calif.
According to the team, JPP's anticipated rehabilitation is approximately 12 weeks.
“My...Read more »