The never-ending drama surrounding Jason Pierre-Paul’s return to the Giants has finally come to a close. The defensive end reported for a physical on Tuesday and the Giants medical staff examined his injured hand for the second time since his July 4 fireworks mishap.
After getting the go-ahead from team doctors, general manager Jerry Reese and head coach Tom Coughlin reached a one-year agreement with Pierre-Paul during his visit.
Pierre-Paul has been cleared for walkthroughs and pre-practice drills and initially he will be on the sidelines under the supervision of the Giants medical staff.
New York will have a two-week roster exemption to give the former USF star time to work with trainers to get healthy and into football shape.
The 26-year-old pass-rusher shared his reaction to inking a contract to return with Big Blue.
"I'm very excited to be back," Pierre-Paul said in a statement released by the team. "I'm getting ready to do what I have to do. I've been training down in South Florida with my trainer. Every day, I got up at 7:30 and lifted weights. I've been doing what I have to do to stay in football shape."