Good morning New York Giants Nation! This is the Morning Donut. The Morning Donut serves as your daily sports page, customized for your love of the GMEN. Today is Friday, so there is a little extra excitement in the air. Just wait until your weekends are filled with football! Any way here are the top storylines of the day.
Jason Pierre-Paul’s amputated finger is only one of many issues for him and the Giants by Dan Graziano (ESPN)
"3. The contract issue remains a big one here: Pierre-Paul still has not yet signed the one-year, $14.813 million franchise tender the team gave him this spring, which technically means he’s not under contract with the team and technically means the team could still rescind that tender and make him an unrestricted free agent."
Odell Beckham Jr.’s Giants jersey is June’s best-seller by Darren Rovell (ESPN)
"Nine of the top 10 best-selling jerseys from May remained in the top 10, save for Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray, who went from No. 11 to No. 9, and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, whose jersey slipped from 10th to 12th."
Victor Cruz: I won’t start Giants camp on PUP list by Conor Orr (NFL.com)
"But Cruz feels good enough to assume that PUP won’t be happening, which means that his rehab is going better than expected. Many athletes who suffer a patellar tendon tear say it takes more than one season to regain the top-edge speed they once had. Some say it never comes back."
Report: Giants “fully intend” to have JPP on roster in 2015 by Josh Alper (Pro Football Talk NBC Sports)
"Jordan Raanan of NJ.com reports that that Giants “fully intend” to have Pierre-Paul on the roster at the $14.8 million salary mandated by the franchise tag. The Giants have the option of rescinding that tender because Pierre-Paul has yet to sign it, something that would make Pierre-Paul an unrestricted free agent and leave the Giants without their best returning player in the front seven of their defense."
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