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Jason Pierre-Paul Giants agree to deal eye Week 10 or 12 return

Jason Pierre-Paul Giants agree to deal eye Week 10 or 12 return
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28 Octombrie, 2015

The New York Giants have reached an agreement http://www.seahawksofficialnflonline.com/WOMENS_YOUTH_GARRY_GILLIAM_JERSEY.html with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul on a contract for the remainder of this season, the team announced. That deal brings resolution to an ordeal that began when Pierre-Paul severely damaged his hand in a July 4 fireworks accident.

Sources with knowledge of the situation said Pierre-Paul's deal is heavy on incentives tied to how much of the remainder of this season he is able to play. Because he has not practiced with the team since last season (he skipped the offseason program to protest the team's not signing him to a long-term contract), the Giants aren't yet ready to put him on the field. They have a two-game roster exemption for him, and they hope he can get into shape to play by Week 10 or Week 12. The Giants have a bye in Week 11.

"I'm very excited to be back," Pierre-Paul said in a statement released by the team. "I'm getting ready to do what I have to do. I've been training down in South Florida with my trainer. Every day, I got up at 7:30 and lifted weights. I've been doing what I have to do to stay in football shape."

The Giants designated Pierre-Paul their Vance Walker Womens Jersey franchise player in March, which meant he would have had to play on a one-year, $14.813 million deal or not play at all. Before he signed that tender, Pierre-Paul lost his right index finger and suffered burns and other damage to other parts of his hand due to the fireworks accident. Because of that and questions about how much conditioning he has been able to do, the Giants have concerns about whether Pierre-Paul can be the player he was before the injury. As such, they weren't interested in bringing him back at the franchise price, even though that would have been prorated and they wouldn't have had to pay him for games missed.

A Sept. 7 medical exam left the Giants skeptical about Pierre-Paul's chances of playing this year, but he returned Monday for a follow-up exam that proved more encouraging. Following that exam, the Giants entered into contract negotiations with Pierre-Paul's representatives, and the sides came together on an agreement late Tuesday.

"We all are excited to see Jason," general manager Jerry Reese said in the team's statement. "He has worked very hard to get himself back into position to join the team and work toward getting on the playing field on Sundays."

Finally under contract for the first time this year, Pierre-Paul will be able to rehab, work out and practice at the Giants' team facility starting Wednesday. It is unclear how much he'll be able to practice at first, but this was the step needed before he could play for the Giants again.

"It is just good to have Jason back in http://www.nflcowboysofficial.com/Authentic-Keith-Rivers-Jersey our building," coach Tom Coughlin said in the team's statement. "You can feel his energy and his desire to overcome what he has had to endure since July. His spirit is undeniable, and he is anxious to get to work with [defensive line coach] Robert Nunn and Spags [defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo], as well as our medical and strength and conditioning people."

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