Jason Pierre-Paul suffered a major scare from fireworks this Fourth of July, resulting in a serious hand injury for the New York Giants pass rusher. That part may be old news, but the story is apparently heating up a bit for Pierre-Paul and his team. According to NFL, the Giants have decided to pull a $60 million long-term contract offer to Pierre-Paul, leaving his future a bit up in the air.
"The New York Giants are withdrawing their $60 million long-term contract offer to Jason Pierre-Paul following the star pass rusher's fireworks incident over the weekend, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per three sources informed of the situation."
Even with the offer that was pulled back by the Giants, the same report from NFL explained that Pierre-Paul was expected to turn down the extension.
Now, even through the fact that the Giants have essentially taken the option of a long-term deal off the table for Jason Pierre-Paul, there is a bright spot. It seems that Pierre-Paul is likely to be back this season and isn't looking at an injury that is career threatening. Even with that though, comes a bit of a negative, as ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Pierre-Paul could miss not only training camp, but also the start of the 2015 NFL season.