Steelers MMQB: NFL Offseason News

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Dec 28, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) reacts against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

What We Learned This Week in the NFL Offseason:

  • The odd tale of JPP and his thumb
  • Hardy’s suspension reduced to four games
  • Beast Mode makes horrible movies but awesome kickball moves
  • Mannings aren’t known for their speed
  • Bill’s O-line coach arrested for assault and battery
  • Get pumped for Steelers Training Camp

The Steelers will be checking into the dorms of Saint Vincent in less than two weeks and the NFL season will kick off in less than two months. The best part of the year is just around the corner. Soak up the last bit of summer sun you can (if you’re outside of Pittsburgh and the sun actually shines where you are) because football season is on its way.

JPP and his terrible, no good, very bad day

We learned last weekend that New York Giants DE injured his hand in a fireworks accident over the 4th of July holiday. Over the course of the week, JPP’s story got more and more bizarre. The New York Giants had designated JPP as their franchise player and tendered him a one-year $14.81 million offer.

JPP hadn’t signed the tender yet and the Giants brass traveled to South Florida to check on the injury but were refused access to him. ESPN obtained JPP’s medical records that showed he had his right index finger amputated and multiple fractures in his right thumb.

That’s going to make the rehab process pretty tricky and the Giants could very well withdraw their tender, making JPP with no finger or team.

Next: Hardy's Suspension Reduced