Report: Jason Pierre-Paul to return to Giants, take physical Monday

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Report: Jason Pierre-Paul to return to Giants, take physical Monday
Monday September 7th, 2015

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is expected to rejoin the team on Monday and take a physical, reports's Ian Rapoport.

Pierre-Paul has been away from the team all off-season while dealing with a contract dispute and then a hand injury.

He had his right index finger amputated after a July 4 fireworks accident, and his physical will be the first opportunity team medical staff will have to examine him. After the examination, Pierre-Paul and the team are expected to discuss when he will be ready to play again. 

The Giants placed a franchise tag on Pierre-Paul in March, and the deadline for tagged players to sign a long-term deal passed on July 15. Pierre-Paul was unhappy with the tag's $14.8 million value, and has not yet signed it.

The Giants have not rescinded the offer, but if Pierre-Paul signs it he could be placed on the non-football injury list. If he is placed on the NFI list, he could receive no pay for the first six weeks of the season.

A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Pierre-Paul, 26, started all 16 games for the Giants last year and logged 53 tackles with 12 1/2 sacks.

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