The defensive end has been in midst of an offseason contract dispute, and lost his right index finger and suffered other injuries to his hand during a July 4 fireworks accident. The Giants will examine Pierre-Paul's hand and determine when he could be able to play, according to the report.
New York placed the franchise tag on Pierre-Paul in March, and the deadline for tagged players to sign a long-term deal passed on July 15. He has not yet signed his tag, worth more than $14.8 million, which the Giants have yet to rescind. Pierre-Paul, 26, can either sign the deal or sit out the season.
Pierre-Paul is a two-time Pro Bowler with 42 sacks and 286 total tackles in five NFL seasons with New York.
- Jeremy Woo