Giants GM Jerry Reese wouldn’t say much about his conversation with Jason Pierre-Paul, but Ed Werder of ESPN.com (on Twitter) hears from a source that nothing has changed with his status. JPP still won’t sign a tender or report to the Giants until he can pass a physical. One person who has spoken with JPP described him (link) as being in good spirits. That source is confident that he’ll play this season, though he’s unsure of when that’ll happen. Here’s more from the NFC East..
- Giants coach Tom Coughlin still hasn’t spoken with JPP but he’s encouraged that he’s still talking to Reese and others in the building, Jordan Raanan of the Star-Ledger (on Twitter).
- By signing troubled linebacker Junior Galette, Washington has shown that nothing matters more than winning, Zac Boyer of The Washington Times writes.
- Washington coach Jay Gruden revealed Monday that rookie cornerback Tevin Mitchel needs surgery for a torn labrum and is likely to miss the entire season, as JP Finlay of CSNWashington.com writes.
- David Moore of The Dallas Morning News wonders if the Cowboys are setting a dangerous precedent that will encourage more players to holdout. Orlando Scandrick, Brandon Carr, and Jeremy Mincey all stared the Cowboys down this offseason and won when it came to their contractual disputes.
- Giants GM Jerry Reese needs his draft picks to start paying off now, Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News writes.