J.T. Thomas

Giants To Decide Saturday Whether Pierre-Paul Can Play At Tampa Bay

The New York Giants will decide on Saturday whether to activate Jason Pierre-Paul.

Coach Tom Coughlin said Friday that everything is positive at this point for Pierre-Paul, but the medical staff wants to look at him one more time before clearing him to play at Tampa Bay on Sunday.

Pierre-Paul has not played since losing his right index finger and injuring a couple of other fingers in a fireworks accident July 4. The two-time Pro Bowler led the Giants with 121/2 sacks last season. The 26-year-old was expected to be the force on coordinator Steve Spagnuolo's new defense, a unit that has a league-low nine sacks in eight games.

"I've been pleased with what I've seen...