Jason Pierre-Paul off PUP list
Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul spent Friday getting tested for concussion-related symptoms. He has yet to be diagnosed with a concussion, but his status for Sundays visit to Foxborough is questionable. Jason is doing all the protocols, Tom Coughlin said. He had a headache (on Thursday), so we put him through all the tests for a possible concussion, and we will see how that goes. Pierre-Paul was involved in a helmet-to-helmet collision with another player during practice drills on Thursday. Coughlin said the hit hardly seemed serious at first, but then Pierre-Paul began complaining of headaches. All of a sudden, he was off to the side, Coughlin said. He didnt feel good, and they shut him right down. So much for the much-hyped NASCAR line.
I am going to do good out there. I feel more comfortable about myself going out there and practicing with the team.” “I don’t have [a] goal,” he added of what’s next. “I am taking it day by day. I am not trying to rush. A back [injury] is a serious thing. Back surgery is a serious thing. You can’t try coming [back] too early; you will mess it up even more so.” Pierre-Paul played through back pain for much of last season and saw his sacks total dip from 16.5 in 2011 to 6.5.
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When opposing centers snapped the ball, many expected “JPP” to either swallow up running backs or leap over linemen for game-changing sacks. And why not? Pierre-Paul was freakish in how he dominated games in his first two seasons, only to struggle last year because of a back injury. When Pierre-Paul had disk surgery in June, the Autographed Jason Pierre-Paul Womens Jersey assumption was he would dominate games once again when he returned. When It didn’t happen in the season opener against Dallas, many felt it was because he missed training camp. Heading into Week 5 against the Eagles (1-3) at MetLife Stadium, the Giants’ wait for JPP continues. He has 12 total tackles, one sack and he’s been pushed around more than he has pushed.
Jason Pierre-Paul returns for Giants
The Giants still had better hope that Pierre-Paul is on to something, because their season is already on the verge of slipping away. Last Sundays belly flop in Carolina may have been the low point the Giants certainly want to believe it was. The Panthers sacked Eli Manning seven times and led 31-0 at the end of three quarters, before coasting home. Pierre-Paul, who missed the whole preseason after back surgery, made his first start of 2013 in that game. So perhaps his return to a full-time role will help spark the defense. Through three weeks of the regular season, no team in football has allowed more points than the Giants (115). Each of their past two foes have topped 400 yards. The Giants own offense, meanwhile, has mustered all of 54 points in three games, the 27th best mark in the league.
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The defensive end, the Giants’ most dynamic playmaker up front, saw his first game action of the year against the Cowboys in Sunday night’s’s opener at AT&T Stadium. Pierre-Paul had back surgery in the spring, and the hope always was that he would be back in time for the opener. But he was coy this past week even as he participated in team practices. An hour and a half before kickoff, Pierre-Paul was announced as one of the Giants’ active players. He was officially listed as questionable when the team arrived in Dallas on Saturday. Pierre-Paul had said he would prefer not to be a part-time player and come in only on third downs. But he also had not played in any preseason games and missed most of the practices until he was taken off the PUP list about 10 days ago. Conditioning, he said this past week, would be an issue for him. http://www.giantspro.com/199-men-s-nike-new-york-giants-90-jason-pierre-paul-limited-lights-out-black-nfl-jersey.html Pierre-Paul has had impressive games in Dallas.
New York Giants: Jason Pierre-Paul’s Back Surgery Team’s Biggest Injury
Key injuries are a part of the issue. The Giants lost starting safety Stevie Brown to a season-ending knee injury. Middle linebacker Dan Connor and fullback Henry Hynoski have gone on IR since the season began. The offensive line has suffered injuries to veterans Chris Snee, David Baas and David Diehl. The injury that has cost the Giants the most this season might, however, actually be to a player who has been on the field for all four games so far. Jason Pierre-Paul had back surgery during the offseason, and still does not look like himself. JPP had an All-Pro season in 2011, his second in the NFL, with 16.5 sacks. He was good last season, though not great, compiling 6.5 sacks and admitting during the offseason that his back troubled him. Pierre-Paul is the Giants’ best defensive player, and the only real difference-maker they have in their front seven. So far this season he has been anything but dynamic.