Report: Jason Pierre-Paul out of hospital

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It may be some time before we have an idea about when defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul will be back on a football field, but he’s taken one step toward a return to the game.

Kim Jones of NFL Media reports that she’s been told by Jackson Memorial Hospital that Pierre-Paul “is no longer here” after being discharged. Pierre-Paul had his right index finger amputated last Thursday after suffering injuries, including a fractured thumb, while shooting off fireworks on July 4.

We have seen a variety of opinions about how well and how quickly Pierre-Paul will recover from his injuries. That in turn impacts an uncertain contract situation as Pierre-Paul has not signed his franchise tag and is not expected to do so until he’s medically cleared to resume his on-field duties. The big reason for that is the possibility that the Giants would place Pierre-Paul on the non-football injury list, which would allow them to not pay the defensive end’s $14.8 million salary under the tag.

The Giants could also rescind the tag and avoid paying him altogether, although they aren’t expected to do that. Pierre-Paul would still miss out on paychecks every week he is out of the lineup if he doesn’t sign the tag before the start of the regular season, so getting out of the hospital and getting his rehab going are important steps on multiple fronts

18 responses to “Report: Jason Pierre-Paul out of hospital

  1. News flash. Hot off the wire…Dez will change the color of his toilet paper from white to green ( as in money ) this way he will get the attention of the Cowboys, is Jerry concern yet…stay here for the next flash…Dez may start wearing wing tip shoes. Bill….this is only about the 15th story on Dez…rest of the players are left in the dark, your turn will come, perhaps next year.

  2. If he signs the tender he doesn’t get paid. If he doesn’t sign the tender he doesn’t get paid.

    Zero divided by zero is still zero.

  3. kd75 says:
    Jul 14, 2015 12:33 PM
    If he signs the tender he doesn’t get paid. If he doesn’t sign the tender he doesn’t get paid.

    Zero divided by zero is still zero.

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    You can’t divide by zero.

  4. Not signing the tender allows him to avoid the mandatory 6 week absence NIR would entail. So if he thinks he’s ready in say week 4 he can sign then and play immediately.

  5. One of the dumbest acts of complete self destruction in recent memory. JPP’s act of idiocy needs to be included in the rookie symposium as a “this is why…”

  6. Still utterly surprised by the lack of contact between JPP’s people and anyone else. Not even a call by an agent or family member to a friendly reporter saying he’s doing well. Failure to control the message is the same as not having a message.

  7. Ordering a van full of fireworks that you as a non-professional plan to set off is as sensible as getting drunk and then driving off at 60 mph or keeping loaded handguns unlocked in a house with young children.

    Maybe Pierre-Paul will manage to play decently for a few years, but I find it hard to believe that he’ll ever play well enough again to deserve a top 10 contract or to deserve consideration as a Pro Bowl alternate. Even of he is actually able to play 12 or 14 decent games this year, why would the Giants or any other team want to take a risk on signing him for 2016 and beyond.

    The guy had a 5 year, $12 million per year contract offer. Probably at least $24 of the $60 million was guaranteed. All he had to do was be sensible, work hard, and not do something stupid and self-destructive like order a van full of fireworks.

    Even with his rookie contract of “only” $2 million per year, Pierre-Paul could have easily afforded to hire a licensed, professional fireworks company to put on a show for him and his friends.

  8. Nobody, and I repeat NOBODY, has more fun at a fireworks’ show than the person lighting them off. Let’s be real. He made a collossally dumb mistake. Humans do sometimes. With 9 fingers, he’s still the best DE in the division.

    Perspective…..he has a better chance coming back this year at 100% than Will Beatty and nobody is calling for the Giants to cut that human holding penalty.

  9. How does a player this bad get a $14 million contract with this franchise thing? He should not be over $4 million a year, and that’s the ceiling. There’s a cap. When did his salary go up to Hall of Fame status?

  10. justintuckrule says:
    Jul 14, 2015 2:11 PM
    Nobody, and I repeat NOBODY, has more fun at a fireworks’ show than the person lighting them off. Let’s be real. He made a collossally dumb mistake. Humans do sometimes. With 9 fingers, he’s still the best DE in the division.

    Perspective…..he has a better chance coming back this year at 100% than Will Beatty and nobody is calling for the Giants to cut that human holding penalty.

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    This is ridiculous. No one other than a trained professional should be setting off any type of explosives. Plenty of people drive while drunk. That doesn’t excuse it or make it right. Plenty of men beat their wives. That doesn’t excuse it or make it right. Plenty of people keep loaded hanguns in their homes, unlocked. That doesn’t excuse it or make it right. People who function well in life don’t do those reckless, dumb things.

    “With 9 fingers, he’s still the best DE in the division.”

    That’s absurd. You have no idea how his the bones in his thumb and palm or, and you have no idea how the skin on his hand is. Fortunately, you also have no idea what it is like to try playing DE without an index finger. Before the fireworks foolishness, Pierre-Paul might have been the best DE in the NFC East. He likely will return to the football field at some point, if not in 2015 then by 2016 (you were one of the people who pooh poohed Pierre-Paul’s back injury and thought he would come back fine in 2013). But there is no assurance if he can play well with his permanetly damaged right hand.

    “Perspective…..he has a better chance coming back this year at 100% than Will Beatty and nobody is calling for the Giants to cut that human holding penalty.”

    Nonsense. Pierre-Paul will never be “100%” again in his life. You have no idea if his thumb, palm, or other fingers are permanently damaged. You have no idea how effective he can be even if his hand heals as fully as it can.

    As for Beatty, at least he has a chance of coming back “100%” in 2015. He likely will be back in the best case in late October and a bad case in late November. Beatty is not a great offensive tackle but he is a pretty good tackle.

    At this point, it is much more likely that Beatty will be on the Giants roster in 2016 than Pierre-Paul.

  11. I hope the doctors wrapped up JPP’s finger “real good” so he can have a nice parting gift and a constant reminder of what a schmuck that New York Nightmara player truly is.

    Now if we could just get the Head of the Nightmaras to celebrate his immortality kissing a cannon.

  12. Nobody, and I repeat NOBODY, has more fun at a fireworks’ show than the person lighting them off. Let’s be real. He made a collossally dumb mistake. Humans do sometimes. With 9 fingers, he’s still the best DE in the division.

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    Hahahaha yeah the best. Ok whatever you say.

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