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Giants' Steve Tisch not expecting any issues with Eli Manning over contract extension talks

Steve Tisch and guest attend the "Southpaw" New

Steve Tisch and guest attend the "Southpaw" New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on July 20, 2015. Credit: Getty Images

Giants chairman Steve Tisch declined Thursday to discuss a timetable for a potential contract extension for Eli Manning, but he expressed confidence the matter would be resolved without major complications.

Asked whether he expects a new deal for the quarterback before training camp opens next Thursday, Tisch said, "I can't answer that, but I know there's a tremendous amount of goodwill from Eli, from us, and his agent I guess has made some comments in the last couple of days which are very positive. I'm not anticipating any issues."

Manning is entering the final season of a six-year contract that is to pay him a salary of $17 million for 2015.

Tisch was speaking during an interview to promote the boxing film "Southpaw," which opens Friday and for which he served as a producer.

Asked whether there is anything new regarding unsigned defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who reportedly had his right index finger amputated after a fireworks accident earlier this month, Tisch said, "I'm sorry to say, there's nothing new."

Tisch did say, "It's been printed and it's very sincere: Above anything else I hope he's healing. I hope he will play great football in the future. I hope he's getting the best medical care available to him and I really personally and from my position with the Giants wish him all the best and I look forward to seeing him sooner than later.

"It's complicated, as you know, but [team president] John Mara and I, coach [Tom] Coughlin, [general manager] Jerry Reese, all the team, his teammates, wish only the best for him."

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