Teammates react to JPP's return to Giants practice
After signing his one-year contract on Tuesday night, New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul put on his shoulder pads and arrived at a team practice for the first time in 10 months. Pierre-Paul participated in the team jog-throughs, but he did most of his work with the medical team off to the side, per head coach Tom Coughlin's news conference.
Even after seeing just a small sample size, Pierre-Paul's teammates are excited about how he looks out there in practice.
Prince Amukamara on Jason Pierre-Paul: "He's more focused. His perspective on life has changed a bit. ... He seems on a mission." #Giants— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) October 28, 2015
Robert Ayers on JPP: "I see it in his eyes. I see hunger in his eyes." #Giants #NYG— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) October 28, 2015
NJ Advanced Media has provided a video of Pierre-Paul's participation in individual drills on Wednesday. He's still got that burst and ability to go from 0 to 60.
Coughlin said Pierre-Paul will not play in the Giants' Week 8 game against the New Orleans Saints, but he left open the possibility that Pierre-Paul could travel with the team to New Orleans. There has been speculation that Pierre-Paul is targeting a Week 10 matchup against the New England Patriots for his return, but that has not been confirmed.