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Giants Pierre-Paul out for Thursday, Giants rescheduled

11/14/13 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsThe New York Giant will face the Green Bay Packers on November 17 and their defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul will not be with them. With his shoulder injury still troubling him, Pierre Paul confirmed that he would not be up for Thursday and might even sit out the game against the Packers. As long as his shoulder keeps bothering him, it seems he would not come back and showed no intentions of rushing back on the field.
 
“I’m still pretty sore. My shoulder just hurts. That’s it. It’s getting better and better. I don’t know about the game. I’m just going day-by day. Once it stops hurting me, I’ll play. I’ll see how it feels Sunday,” Pierre-Paul said. “I'm not going to rush back for no reason. I'm not going to go out there unless I feel comfortable and I feel I can play the whole game, not half a game."
 
Pierre-Paul has played nine games this season and his performance hasn’t been outstanding. 
 
“It’s going to be some ups and downs in your career,” Pierre-Paul said. “Right now, this (injury) is baby compared to my back surgery. I got over that and I’m going to get over this.”
 
Despite his statements that he might not make it for the Packers game, Giants coach Tom Coughlin seemed positive that not only would Pierre-Paul make it to the game but would be back for Thursday practice.
 
The Giants game against the Packers was also rescheduled. It was at first meant to start on Sunday night but timings were changed to 4:25 p.m. It was done as part of the flexible scheduling schemes of the NFL but many are pointing to the fact that the Giants didn’t fare well during the start of the season and that may have contributed to it.
 
Giants linebacker Jon Beason wasn’t happy with it but knew that they had to deal with it.
 
“Anytime you get flexed out of prime time, it’s a bad thing. Everybody wants to play prime time games,” he said. “But at the same time, you look at who they’re taking you off for – What is it? Broncos and Chiefs, (who are) undefeated, a division game? So you understand. But we’re hoping to do that later on this season and get that game back.”
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