ESPN’s Dan Graziano reports that meeting will likely be Tuesday, if it happens at all. Multiple Giants reporters had been told last week that Pierre-Paul intended to visit the Giants last Tuesday but that meeting never happened. Graziano adds that the Giants and Pierre-Paul have yet to discuss salary demands.
Pierre-Paul can sign his one-year, $14.8 million franchise tender at any point before Nov. 17. If Pierre-Paul does not sign before that deadline, he would not be able to play this season. The Giants cannot rescind the tender without making Pierre-Paul a free agent. They can, however, place Pierre-Paul on the non-football injury list if he signs the tender and choose not to play him. Pierre-Paul wants the Giants to promise not to place him on the NFI list, Graziano reports, and the team will offer him a lower salary in exchange.
Pierre-Paul injured his right hand in a July 4 fireworks accident. He lost his index finger and a portion of his thumb, and also had surgery on his middle finger. The Giants first examined his hand last month and came away fearing the injury could be career-ending. Pierre-Paul has remained optimistic that his level of play will be largely unaffected, tweeting in September that he thought the index finger wouldn’t impact his ability to get sacks.
- Dan Gartland