Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is back with the New York Giants more than three months after losing a finger in a July 4 fireworks accident.
Wearing white gloves on his hands, the 26-year-old Pierre-Paul did calisthenics with the team Wednesday and then worked with members of the medical staff while the rest of the Giants went through drills with their units.
The main question is how long is it going to take Pierre-Paul to be ready to play? His right index finger was amputated, his thumb was injured and his hand sustained burns in the accident.
After the warmup, Pierre-Paul ran some sprints, stretched, talked to equipment manager Joe Skiba, and pushed a sled roughly 10 yards at a pop, all at the far corner of the team's indoor facility on a rainy day.
"How long that lasts is really according to how well he is able to proceed," coach Tom Coughlin said. "He has told me he has worked against bags and he's delivered blows on a board and done all of those things."
•Johnny Manziel's playing status for Sunday hinges on an interview. Manziel has an "imminent" meeting scheduled with NFL investigators, who are looking into whether he violated the league's personal conduct policy.
•Dez Bryant is returning to practice for the first time in almost seven weeks, boosting the prospects of Dallas' All-Pro receiver returning from a broken right foot against Seattle this weekend.
•Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota returned to practice, and said his left knee is feeling better, but his status for Sunday's game is unknown.