The wedge between the Giants and defensive end Jason Pierre Paul has closed in distance, but their is still a lot of space between the two camps.
According to ESPN, the main issue between the two camps is his readiness to play in the season opener.
Pierre-Paul suffered injuries to his right hand in a July 4 fireworks accident that required the amputation of his index finger.
The team doctors took a look at the hand so they could evaluate him medically and made an informed decision about his status. JPP believes he can place a cast on his hand and play this week, but the Giants didn't see that as the case and opted against it at the moment.
The two sides parted Tuesday without the player signing his one-year, $14.8 million franchise tender. At the moment, JPP holds no cards in the situation, and has to wait on the Giants to make a choice on how to handle this situation.
I can't believe this guy would put himself in a situation like this. I think it's safe to say even if the Giants commit to the tender for one year, he will have to leave a lot of guaranteed money on the table down the line next year.