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Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul says sacks can wait until regular season

Jason Pierre-Paul looks on during the second half

Jason Pierre-Paul looks on during the second half of a game against the Philadelphia Eagles. (Oct. 6, 2013) Credit: AP

Jason Pierre-Paul doesn't have a sack this preseason, and he may not get one in the final two exhibition games. But that doesn't mean anything to him.

"It's not important at all," he said of the need to sink his teeth into a quarterback before the regular season begins. "When you only get 25 snaps, that's not a realistic number for me to play. You don't get the full feel of what the offensive tackle is doing or the inside rush. I'm not worried about sacks in the preseason. Wait until a couple of weeks and we'll see."

Pierre-Paul continues to insist that he feels completely healthy and is able to do everything on the field that he did when he was a dominant player in 2010 and 2011. That was before a back injury that required surgery last summer. He's looking for a bounce-back year in 2014 -- all of the Giants are, really -- and he warned against judging anything before Sept. 8 rolls around.

"When it comes time to play hard I think we're going to step in and play with harmony together," Pierre-Paul said. "Right now guys are probably getting their technique down, seeing what they can do best. As far as lacking or slacking or whatever, I know the guys will pick it up. Come the first game, you're going to see a big difference in the defense and the offense."

Line changes

The Giants continue to shake up their offensive line like a bin of bingo balls, exploring options and hoping to hit on the right combination.

"We just want to mix them around, make sure that guys can be flexible enough to move," Tom Coughlin said.

Wednesday's line shifts included right tackle Justin Pugh playing left tackle and left guard Geoff Schwartz playing right tackle. Part of that is a function of the Giants being without their second- and third-string left tackles for the game against the Jets (Charles Brown and James Brewer are injured) and starter Will Beatty on a pitch count coming off his injury last season.

Coughlin said earlier in the week that the starting offensive line is not yet set.

Giant steps

Second-year S Cooper Taylor will require surgery to repair a sesamoid fracture in his left foot that was suffered in last week's game against the Colts. Coughlin said only that injured reserve is a "possibility." That move may not happen until the Giants cut their roster from 90 to 75 next week . . . T James Brewer (back) will not play against the Jets . . . WR Odell Beckham Jr. missed a second straight practice after aggravating (but not reinjuring, the Giants insist) his hamstring on Monday. The first-round pick has already been scratched from Friday's preseason game . . . The Giants visited the Sept. 11 memorial in lower Manhattan Wednesday afternoon.

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