So about that $60 million contract offer, Jason …
According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the New York Giants have taken a long-term deal for defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul off the table after he severely injured his hand in a fireworks mishap while celebrating the Fourth of July on Saturday.
“Given the timing of the event and the apparent judgment displayed, the Giants do not believe a long-term offer is in the best interest of those involved at this point,” Rapoport is reporting, citing three sources who have been informed of the situation.
Rapoport also reports that Pierre-Paul’s hand is intact after the incident, but that “doctors were still examining for nerve damage and other issues related to the incident.”
Assuming he’s healthy enough, Pierre-Paul will play the 2015 season on the $14.8 million franchise tag assigned to him. The two-time Pro Bowler had 12 1/2 sacks last season and started all 16 games.