Jason Pierre-Paul Hand Injury Is Worse Than Expected; Might Miss Entire Season

As the New York Giants prepare to begin their season against division rivals the Dallas Cowboys at Jerry World, much of the focus has been on Eli Manning‘s new contract and whether or not Odell Beckham Jr will have another spectacular grab. With that said, many in the Giants camp were optimistic about the return of all-pro defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul who severely damaged his right hand in a fireworks accident on July 4th.

JPP had to have his right index finger amputated but showed up to East Rutherford, NJ earlier this week in peak physical condition (minus his right hand) along with a very positive attitude. Upon further inspection by team doctors, it has been revealed that with the amputated finger, Pierre-Paul also has a fractured thumb, skin grafts and a portion of one of his other fingers missing. This of course has many in the Giants camp very concerned.

The Giants have a franchise tender waiting for a signature from Pierre-Paul, but he has yet to sign it, considering he was hoping for a new contract prior to the accident. Furthermore, if he were to sign the franchise tag contract, he would most likely be placed on the non-football injury list, which would result in him not being paid for the coming season. Pierre-Paul has told the teams front office that he is prepared to play if he is provided with a protective device for his hand, but that remains to be seen.

For time being, the New York Giants are not only concerned about his availability to play but also don’t want to shell out money on a player loaded with question marks.

The true question is, how would he sign the contract with one and a half fingers missing?Rocko Rathon

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NY Giants’ Super Bowl Winning Safety Tyler Sash Found Dead

Former safety for the New York Giants dies in his home this morning in Iowa

According to WHO-TV in Iowa, former safety from the NY Giants Tyler Sash was found dead in his home this morning. Sash was 27 years old.

The former Iowa Hawkeye and Iowa native was a part of the 2012 Super Bowl Championship Giants, who defeated the New England Patriots 21-17. The same year, the NFL suspended Sash for four games for violationg the performance enhancing drug policy. The following year, Sash was cut by the Giants organization.

The cause of death is still unknown. An autopsy fro mthe State Medical Examiner’s Office is still pending.

-Sha Be Allah(@KingPenStatus)

Osi Umenyiora Set To Sign 1-Day Contract To Retire As A NY Giant

One of the more prolific pass rushers of the past decade, Osi Umenyiora has decided to hang up the cleats, and in doing so will sign a 1 day contract with the New York Giants this coming Wednesday to retire officially as a member of the G-Men. Drafted by the Giants in 2003, Umenyiora was one of NY’s most feared pass rushers alongside Michael Strahan, Justin Tuck, and most recently Jason Pierre-Paul.

Osi spent his last two seasons playing for the Atlanta Falcons, which saw his production on the field decline dramatically. Case in point, he tallied a mere 12 tackles and 2.5 sacks in all 16 games with the Falcons in 2014. This is a far cry from the numbers he put up as Giant, racking up 435 tackles, 35 forced fumbles, 14 fumble recoveries and 85 sacks, putting him 4th on the Giants all-time sacks list.

In his 11 year career, Osi definitely had tremedous highlights such as leading the NFL in sacks during the 2005 season with 14.5, being selected to two Pro Bowls, named to two All-Pro teams, and most notably snagging two Super Bowl rings with the NY Giants. Umenyiora pondered the idea of possibly making a return, with the Giants showing the most interest, but he ultimately decided his time on the field had run its course.

Won’t be surprised if we see him commentating on the sideline. Congrats on a great career!Rocko Rathon (@Rocko_CNK)

New York Giants Interested In Former 49er Aldon Smith?

A few days ago, the San Fransisco 49ers released all-pro defensive end Aldon Smith from their roster. The move came as no surprise as it was a day after he had been arrested in Los Angeles for an alleged hit and run, driving under the influence and vandalism charges. This is not Smith’s first run in with the law, having been arrested several times since coming into the league in 2011, even serving a 9 game suspension last season after being arrested at LAX last year.

With all of the issues surrounding Smith, it is difficult to ignore the fact that he is one of the youngest all-pro’s currently playing in the NFL. He is arguably one of, if not, the best playing at his current position. Though they’ve supported him throughout all of his incidents, the 49ers were willing to part ways with him.

On the other end of the spectrum, the New York Football Giants have long been known as the family owned team that stays away from players with off the field issues, regardless their level of talent. Having won two Super Bowl trophies within the past decade, that formula might be working for them. But today it is being reported that the Giants are showing heavy interest in Aldon Smith. The G-Men clearly need a strong presence on their defensive line considering the July 4th accident involving Jason Pierre-Paul causing him to have his index finger amputated.

 

This would obviously be a different approach for the Giants, but surely their fans would not have a problem with such a big addition.

As a lifelong New York Giants fan, I hope this comes to fruition. They should also give hometown guy Ray Rice a look too. Just saying. This is the same franchise whose greatest player is Lawrence Taylor. C’mon guys.Rocko Rathon (@Rocko_CNK)

NY Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul Had Right Index Finger Amputated Following Fireworks Accident

By now, everyone is already privy to the story of New York Giants Defensive End Jason Pierre-Paul his fireworks accident this past weekend in Florida. Initial reports claimed that his hand was so badly damaged that it may cost him his playing career. Further throwing salt in the wound, Pierre-Paul was offered a $60 Million contract by the Giants and the team has now retracted that offer in light of the recent developments.

Today, ESPN’s Adam Schefter shared medical documents showing that JPP had his right index finger amputated today (July 8). As bad as that sounds, the decision to remove the finger was done in order for the Pro Bowl player be able to return to the field as soon as possible. Currently in the recovery phase, JPP has a timetable of 2 months to be able to get back onto the field. Coming off a season where he raked in 12.5 sacks, the world will see how effective he can be moving forward.

Another interesting point of contention to the story is Pierre-Paul rejecting the Giants hospital visit, as well as refusing any of their medical assistance. The animosity could be related to the retraction of the large $60M contract, as well as the team placing the franchise tag on him. A contract he has yet to sign. It will be interesting to see how things play out given the circumstances.

 

Hopefully JPP can have speedy recovery and get back to Pro Bowl form.Rocko Rathon (@Rocko_CNK)

New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul Severely Injures Hand In Holiday Incident

Pro-tip: leave the exploding attractions to the professionals

The New York Giants are coming off of a disappointing season, but their failures were not due to a lack of effort from star defensive end, Jason Pierre-Paul. The 5th-year player is coming off of one of his best season, in which he recorded 77 tackles and 12.5 sacks, helping to anchor a Giants defensive core that needed all the help it could get. Unfortunately, his bright future could be in jeopardy.

According to Bleacher Report‘s Jason Cole, Pierre-Paul injured his hand after hosting what appeared to be a July 4th fireworks party, involving a U-Haul truck packed with the explosives. Several of JPP’s neighbors tweeted either excitement or dissent regarding the firework-packed truck, and judging by today’s news, the result of the festivities wasn’t a favorable one.

 

Several varying reports of the extent of Paul’s injuries have begun emanating from the Twitter accounts of NFL writers, including Adam Schefter, who says Paul’s injuries don’t appear to be career-threatening, and iHeartRadio reporter Andy Slater, who has gone so far as in to reveal that his sources have indicated that JPP is in danger of losing his hand.

 

In any case, we’re all pulling for a full recovery for Paul, who has hopefully learned his lesson and will enjoy America’s Independence Day pastime from afar next year.

We’ll have updates on Paul’s condition as soon as confirmations come through.

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Odell Beckham Jr and Victor Cruz Planning A New Celebration Dance

Touchdown dances are somethings that fans love and the NFL continues to hate. Players get to celebrate a moment in the game that can effect the outcome of the final score, and the referees places handcuffs on the amount of expression that is permitted. Let’s hope that New York Giants’ wide receivers Victor Cruz and Odell Beckham Jr. are on the right side of the fence when it comes to their new dance. Cruz told the New York Daily News that AP Rookie of the Year Beckham Jr, had approached him about doing a tag-team celebration.

He wants to do a dual kind of end zone celebration between him and I,” Cruz said last week at an event to promote Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 phone. “We haven’t come up with it just yet.

Beckham also mentioned this earlier in the month as fellow wideout Ruben Randell, and quarterback Eli Manning worked out on Duke University campus. Though this seems like a full on go, fans of Cruz’s salsa won’t have to worry about this new trend replacing it.

The question is I don’t know if he wants to do it when I score a touchdown or when he scores a touchdown,” he said. “That’s the only question we really have to ask (Cruz).

As much fun as these two might have with planning on new ways to get flagged, the most important thing is to keep these two on the field at the same time. The two only played a combined 6 quarters because of various injuries to both at different points in the season. Cruz in particular is a question mark due to the patella tendon tear that costed him the rest of the season. If the two are able to stay healthy all season long, then this dance will be the next big craze in the NFL.

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Cowboys rally upstages Beckham’s catch

More than 80,000 people inside MetLife Stadium witnessed the best catch of the NFL season so far by the New York Giants (3-8) outrageous rookie receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

But it was the Dallas Cowboys (8-3) who trumped the catch by getting a much needed 31-28 victory to move to one step closer to making the playoff for the first time since 2009.

The Cowboys needed to go 80 yards for a touchdown with three minutes left, before a calm Tony Romo stepped up and did what’s starting to become a habit.

“It’s a calming feeling,” the Cowboys quarterback said. “You’re almost doing what you decided before the game, if that makes sense. Once you get into the series, then obviously you’re going to call the play and going to come up with the stuff that you feel best doing. But more than that, it’s just three minutes, you have two timeouts. That’s a different situation than one minute and no timeouts. You have to prepare for those situations.”

Romo could have look at highlights of previous winning drives while staging this one. Thanks to the Cowboys dominate offensive line, he would have seven and eight seconds to make back-to-back throws on the game clinching drive

“Tony’s the best at extending plays,” Bryant said. “He’s the best at it, and one thing that we have to do — tight ends, split ends — we have to stay alive. … We had to show him the target.”

Bryant gave him a target in the back of the end zone, breaking away from Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie just enough for Romo to fit the ball in from 13 yards

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“He is a franchise quarterback,” owner and general manager Jerry Jones said. “He has won big games. He’s won them every way you can win them. He’s won them using his surrounding talent well. He’s won them without using his surrounding talent. He’s come from behind. He’s done the whole nine yards. So with that on mind, when you’ve got a quarterback like that, you want to put enough around him so that you can compete for a Super Bowl.”

The Cowboys franchise quarterback threw two of his four touchdown passes to Bryant and was 18 of 26 for 275 yards while never appearing bothered by the back problems that sidelined him for the Cowboys loss to Arizona.

Romo’s latest comeback sets up an NFC East showdown with Philadelphia on Thanksgiving Day for first place.

”Now we have another challenge coming up real quick,” Romo said. ”Philly is playing great football so we’re going to have to play better than we did tonight to win that game.”