Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are some headlines to start your Thursday morning.
Jason Pierre-Paul FaceTimes 11-year-old who had his fingers amputated
Giants defensive end has made an impact on the field since returning from injury. The former Pro Bowl player has graded out positively on Pro Football Focus in each of the two games he has played this this season, including a team-high +4.8 against the Patriots last Sunday. However, Pierre-Paul also has had an impact off the field. The star defensive end reached out to 11-year-old Seamus Bohannon, of Folsom, Pa., this week to provide words of encouragement and tips on how to continue living his daily routine and get back onto the football field. Pierre-Paul told Seamus to stay strong and tough, and to work hard at getting back to full strength.
"This guy, he didn't have to do that," Seamus' mother, Christine Bohannon, said of the FaceTime conversation. "We were just taken aback by it. My son is in his glory right now. Just the fact that someone was reaching out to him."
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Around the NFL
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