According to a tweet from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) has been advised by doctors to abandon further attempts to return to the gridiron this season; which he has been reluctant to do: “I’m never going to shut it down.” JPP originally injured the shoulder back on November 10th versus Oakland, and went on to play his most dynamic game of the year against Green Bay the following week. He was then limited to 30 defensive snaps vs. Dallas and has not been active the past two weeks. Pierre-Paul put together a strong campaign snuffing out the run (9.6 PFF grade), but his pass rushing ability never took center stage (2 sacks). The Giants will need a healthy and reinvigorated, edge rushing JPP for 16 games in 2014. Pierre-Paul will be a free agent entering 2015.
Shut it down, big man! The season is toast.
Doctors have recommended to Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul that, due to his shoulder injury, he not play again this season.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 13, 2013
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