/Jason Pierre-Paul to Return to the Giants

Jason Pierre-Paul to Return to the Giants


Jason Pierre-Paul in 2014. The Giants have been granted a two-game roster exemption for Pierre-Paul, which means the earliest he could be expected to play is Nov. 15.

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The Giants’ pass rush has been one of the worst in the N.F.L. this season, ranked 31st in a 32-team league. But the defensive front line will soon — or relatively soon — be getting a boost from Jason Pierre-Paul, who has kept his distance from the team since an unexplained Fourth of July fireworks accident mangled his right hand.

The Giants and Pierre-Paul, who had his right index finger amputated, came to terms on a new contract Tuesday night that will put the one-time rising star back on the practice field. When Pierre-Paul, who has not worn football gear in roughly 10 months, will be ready to play in a game is uncertain, but Nov. 29 after the Giants’ bye week is a reasonable estimation.

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