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Source: Giants will take second look at Jason Pierre-Paul's injuries Tuesday

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul looks

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul looks on during the second half of an NFL preseason game against the New England Patriots on Aug. 28, 2014. Credit: AP / Bill Kostroun

Jason Pierre-Paul will give it another shot with the Giants' front office and medical staff.

Fox Sports reported Sunday that the defensive end will visit with the team Tuesday to re-evaluate the extent of his hand injuries. A source confirmed that plan.

Pierre-Paul had his right index finger amputated after a fireworks accident July 4, and his thumb and middle finger also were damaged. He first visited the Giants in early September but was sent home to Florida when the team determined he was not ready to play.

This will be the last chance for the Giants to visit with Pierre-Paul, according to league rules that limit in-person meetings with free agents to two. They can sign him at a later date but not evaluate his medical condition.

Pierre-Paul remains on the Giants' reserve/franchise tag list. He has not signed a contract with the Giants. The original value of his franchise tag tender was $14.8 million, but any contract he signs now would be for less. There is a Nov. 17 deadline for Pierre-Paul to sign with the Giants or miss the entire season.

Even if Pierre-Paul signs his tender this week, he might not be able to play right away. A source told Newsday earlier this month that the team hopes to have him available for the final four games of the season. Others in the organization are skeptical that he will play at all this year.


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