Late last week, head coach Tom Coughlin said the remaining players on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list were "getting close" to being activated. He wasn't wrong. The New York Giants on Monday announced that they have activated defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul from the PUP list.
Although neither JPP or the team would commit to him playing week one against the Dallas Cowboys, he will take part in individual drills beginning today with the hope being that he returns to full practice sometime next week. However, regardless of how far he comes in that time, he will not play in the final preseason game against the New England Patriots on Thursday night.
JPP also noted that it was his decision to come off of the PUP list, and while he acknowledges continued soreness, he says the pain in his back has completely subsided.
"I don't have pain … That pain is gone," JPP said. "You will see me out there with the team [today]."
Pierre-Paul originally underwent a microdiscetomy to pepair herniated disc in his back in early June after it was determined that rest and rehab would not alleviate the issue.
Meanwhile, defensive tackle Markus Kuhn (knee) remains the sole player on PUP.
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