After almost blowing up his NFL future, along with actually blowing up a few fingers, this past July 4th, Jason Pierre-Paul and the Giants reached a one-year deal today that will allow the defensive end to return to the practice field to get into playing shape for a likely November return. The team had previously designated Paul as a franchise player, but he was yet to sign his one-year tender offer. Today he did that and so, now, he's officially back on New York's roster. The team tweeted out a picture of Paul inking his deal (above) feel free to assess his right hand (and lack of an index finger) yourself.
Paul will get a two-week exemption in order to return to playing shape, which should put him on track to return for a November 15 matchup against the Patriots.
Pierre-Paul's return might be a boost to a defense that's second to last in the NFL (nine sacks), provided he can play with....however many fingers he has. In his five-year NFL career, Pierre-Paul has collected a very respectable 42 sacks. 12.5 of those came last season (including nine in the final five games).
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