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Giants’ defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul could return to play as soon as Sunday

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Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul could begin as early as Sunday when it comes to showing his New York Giants team that he can still provide a big bang in their pass rush. Pierre-Paul, the former USF star, could make his season debut Sunday against the Bucs, although most experts had said he might not return until week 10 against the Patriots. Still, Pierre-Paul this week hinted that his return could come as soon as this week. “I’m going to play…

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Bucs place injured C.J. Wilson on reserve/retired list

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There will be no medical miracle, at least not in the immediate future. Cornerback C.J. Wilson, who lost two fingers in a fireworks’ accident earlier this month, has been placed on the reserved/retired list by the Tampa Bay Bucs. “We know this process has been difficult for C.J. and respect his decision to step away from football,” Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht said. “We are grateful for the contributions he has made to the Bucs and wish him the…

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Could a hand injury threaten Jason Pierre-Paul’s career after all?

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The good news for Jason Pierre-Paul, of course, was that the fireworks injury he suffered over the July 4th holiday was not career-threatening. But might the reaction to it prove to be? Could this accident drive team and talent apart? Could the pulling of a long-term contract lead to long-term problems? Perhaps. Pierre-Paul refused to see two emissaries from his team, the New York Giants, at a Miami hospital on Wednesday, indicating that there are lingering feelings after the Giants…

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Tampa Bay Bucs’ corner C.J. Wilson injured by fireworks

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Evidently, Jason Pierre-Paul isn’t the only man in the NFL who plays with fireworks. C.J. Wilson, a cornerback with the Tampa Bay Bucs, also got too much bang for his buc over the July 4th holiday. Wilson, like Pierre-Paul, suffered a “severe” hand injury over the holiday. Pierre-Paul might miss games with his injury, although there is no word yet on how severe Wilson’s injury was. The Lincoln Times-News, Wilson’s hometown newspaper, reported that Wilson lost two fingers in the…

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Former USF star Jason Pierre-Paul injured by fireworks

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Former University of South Florida defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has suffered a “severe” injury to a hand in a fireworks accident, it has been reported. Pierre-Paul, who received a $14.8 million franchise tag from the New York Giants, suffered burns that are not thought to be career threatening. Reports say that the skin of his palm and fingerprints was burned away, but the fingers themselves are intact. Several people on Twitter shared photos of a U-Haul truck filled with fireworks…

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