Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 10/30/14
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is still recovering from back surgery that he underwent back in June to repair a herniated disc in his lower back. While head coach Tom Coughlin said that Pierre-Paul was doing well with his rehab, he didn't give any answers as to whether or not the star defensive end would be ready to go in time for the Giants' Week 1 match up with the Dallas Cowboys, according to NBCSports.com. Jason Pierre-Paul said he felt about 75 percent healthy. However, Pierre-Paul would not give any answers on when he would be back in action either. He said his goal was to continue with his rehab and return whenever he is ready, rather than rush himself back for the season opener. "A back is a really, really horrible thing to have, back surgery period, and you don't want to rush back. I'm not concentrating on the first game, the second game, the third game, fourth game, fifth game, sixth game. I'm just trying to come back when I feel like I'm ready to come back" Pierre-Paul told Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. Luckily for the Giants, they have a tremendous amount of depth on their defensive line. While Pierre-Paul is out, their starting defensive ends will be Justin Tuck, who can be one of the best pass rushers in the NFL, and Mathias Kiwanuka who is more than serviceable. This makes it much easier for the Giants to accept the reality of the situation, and stay on the cautious side. However, they are still hoping Pierre-Paul is ready to come back sooner rather than later, in hopes that their pass rush can be as dominant as it was in 2011, when the Giants won their second Super Bowl in five years. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?

RG3 won't 'try to be a normal quarterback' on Sunday

Dez Bryant, Joseph Randle reportedly argue before practice

DeAngelo Hall re-tore Achilles tendon while making pizza

Madison Bumgarner was once roommates with Russell Wilson

Report: Dave Brandon to resign as Michigan's Athletic Director

Wild's Vanek linked to alleged money laundering scheme


Jets fans start 'Fire John Idzik' website

Report: McDonald unlikely to be charged with domestic violence

Texas A&M Aggies bench Kenny Hill for freshman Kyle Allen

Josh Smith's reaction to Faried's criticism: 'He's a clown'

Magic, Mia Hamm among owners of new MLS franchise

Michael Vick broke teammate’s finger with bullet pass

Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis, Chandler Parsons are 'Run DMC'

Analysis: Alex Gordon wouldn't have scored on Game 7 error

Game of the week: Broncos vs. Patriots

November games that will shape the College Football Playoff

WATCH: Flyers equip. manager pulls prank with fake snake

Simi Valley team recreates Sandlot photo for Halloween

Ranking the Top 10 quarterbacks in the NFL

WATCH: Vanilla Ice rocked the halftime show at T'Wolves game

WATCH: Russell Westbrook gets into it with heckling fan

PHOTO: The best sports-themed Halloween costume this year

WATCH: Jameis Winston forces fumble after throwing INT

Bruce Pearl dressed up as fellow Auburn coach Gus Mazhahn

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Game of the week: Broncos vs. Patriots

Baseball team recreates Sandlot pic

Top 10 QBs in the NFL

McDonald unlikely to face D.V. charge

Welker feels like 'weak link' in offense

Cavs intro for LeBron was wild

Greg Hardy won't play this season

Michael Jordan rips Obama's golf game

Torii Hunter in radio ad opposing gay marriage

Curt Schilling praises Bumgarner

GALLERY: Best of sports pumpkins

Top storyline for each Week 9 game

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.