Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul told New York's defensive line coach Robert Nunn that he will return to the team.

By SI Wire
August 07, 2015

Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul told New York's defensive line coach Robert Nunn that he will return to the team, according to the New York Post.

Pierre-Paul spoke with a member of the Giants last Sunday for the first time since a July 4 fireworks accident resulted in the defensive end having his right index finger amputated. Pierre-Paul spoke to general manager Jerry Reese​, and Nunn said he has been in contact with the player regularly since then. 

Nunn said the conversations with Pierre-Paul have been “mostly” about things other than football, and that he told Pierre-Paul that the Giants are there for him with whatever he needs.

“His response is: ‘Coach I’m good. I’m going to get myself right and I’ll be back.’ That’s kind of where it stands,” said Nunn.

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New York head coach Tom Coughlin said Friday that he anticipates talking to Pierre-Paul for the first time since the accident by the end of the week.

Pierre-Paul, who is reportedly rehabbing his hand injury away from the team near his South Florida home, has not yet signed his $14.8 million franchise tag tender for next season. The Giants can rescind the tender, thus making him a free agent. 

- Molly Geary

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