Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are your news updates for this Tuesday morning.
Giants could have medical decision on JPP today
According to a Newsday report, the Giants may be making a decision quickly on their defensive end.
The Giants could know as soon as Tuesday afternoon whether they can count on defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul returning sometime this season, a source familiar with the team's situation told Newsday on Monday.
Pierre-Paul flew to New Jersey on Monday and was examined by the Giants' team doctors, according to a source. The defensive end suffered extensive damage to his right hand in a July 4 fireworks accident and had his entire index finger amputated. Portions of his thumb and middle finger were removed, and he had surgery to repair fractures in his thumb and required multiple skin grafts.
The Giants and Pierre-Paul have until Nov. 17 to reach a contract agreement. Under franchise tender rules, if no deal is struck by then, Pierre-Paul will not be eligible to play this season.
Cruz updates health ... and upcoming documentary
Victor Cruz is set for more tests on his injured calf but has stated that the injured area is getting smaller. There is still no estimate on when he will return.
Cruz said there is no timetable for his return this season. The next examination of his calf is scheduled for Thursday, and he's hoping for good news. The last few MRIs have shown that the injured area is getting smaller, but it's still there.
"I'm feeling good," he said. "I can feel that the calf is progressing and the doctors feel that as well. All we can do is continue to go in that path and the right direction with the healing process and how that goes."
What's keeping Cruz nervous, however, is his upcoming documentary by Showtime called "I am Giant: Victor Cruz."
The movie, though, isn't about Cruz coming back from his calf injury. Or even his knee injury, a torn patellar tendon that ended his 2014 season. It's about his life -- his journey from "gritty" Paterson, New Jersey, to the NFL.
"I'm nervous," he said before the film was shown to a small group of family, friends and associates. "It's my life. It's an in-depth look at what I go through on a daily basis and things I've gone through dealing with the recovery, the rehab process, as well as other facets of my life."