SportsGiants Report: Jason Pierre-Paul will return to Giants before season opener Jason Pierre-Paul celebrates after making a tackle in a game against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 5, 2012. Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac By TOM ROCK email@example.com @TomRock_Newsday August 24, 2015 4:03 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email The Giants still do not have an RSVP from JPP, but one report indicates that the defensive end will arrive at the team's facility prior to the Sept. 13 regular-season opener. NFL Network cites several sources who say Jason Pierre-Paul is "progressing very well" in his rehab from the fireworks mishap on July 4 that led to various injuries to his right hand and the amputation of his index finger. The report also states that Pierre-Paul intends to report to the Giants and sign his franchise tag tender (or at least a version of it) prior to the start of the regular season, but there is no certainty whether he will be available to play in that opener against the Cowboys. The Giants have not yet examined Pierre-Paul's injuries nor have they been given access to his medical records. The $14.8 million franchise tag tender has not been rescinded, but the Giants have made it clear they will want to have their medical staff examine Pierre-Paul before anything is inked. The total value of the one-year tag deal could be negotiated down in exchange for, say, avoiding the non-football injury list, which would sideline Pierre-Paul for six weeks without pay. Pierre-Paul joked on Twitter on Sunday about the incident, first saying that his injury was "not a setback" and then quickly correcting a typo in the first statement by adding: "lost a finger lol." By TOM ROCK firstname.lastname@example.org @TomRock_Newsday Tom Rock began covering sports for Newsday in 1996 and has been the Giants beat writer since 2008. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.