Hall of Fame defensive back Ronnie Lott knows a thing or two about losing a finger. That’s why it was notable when the 49ers legend said Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul would be fine after having a figure amputated earlier this week:
“He’ll be able to play with it and he’ll learn how to deal with it,” Lott said during an appearance on the “The Rich Eisen Show” (via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News). “But the moment of not seeing it, the moment of looking at your hand and looking down and realizing you have that phantom (finger), where you use your finger but you don’t see it, there’s a lot of things emotionally that he’ll have to deal with. He’ll have to learn how to understand that it’s not there and that there are things that will play tricks on his mind.”
Let’s take a look at some more assorted notes from around the NFL…
- If the Giants agree to pay Pierre-Paul, even if he lands on the non-football injury list, the defensive end will be with the team prior to Week One, reports Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com.
- Former Raiders draft pick Tyler Wilson is giving it one last shot at making an NFL roster. A fourth-round selection in the 2013 draft, the quarterback has yet to make an NFL appearance. “At this point, I’ll give this thing until August,” Wilson told Leland Barclay of the Times Record. “If I’ve with a team, I’ll continue to play and work into camp. I’m ready to go another direction. There’s life after football.”
- The decision by the Rose Bowl to not put their name in the hat as a temporary Los Angeles home leaves the NFL with few options, writes Darin Gantt of ProFootballTalk.com. These options include the Coliseum (although they only want to host one team, not two), the Dodgers and Angels baseball stadiums, and the 27,000-seat StubHub Center. Despite the low number of seats at that latter suggestion, Gantt believes the NFL would still consider the venue.