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Rise 'n Grind: Will Jason Pierre-Paul get his independence from the Giants?

If he does, we would suggest not celebrating with fireworks.

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FIREWORKS FALLOUT: Oh boy. JPP may not have lost any fingers, but he could lose practice time and maybe even playing time during the regular season because of his fireworks injury. That could be a huge problem for his future with the Giants, who already pulled their low-ball offer to him (that he likely wasn't going to sign anyway). The latest report says there's "no chance" he gets a long-term deal this season.

ON PURPOSE: In his latest MMBM column, PFT Commenter wonders if maybe JPP had a motive for this fireworks injury.

CONTRACT KILLER: The Titans and Marcus Mariota are arguing over the offset language in his contract. One person thinks that's really dumb.

ABOUT THE MONEY: Quarterbacks get the biggest paychecks of anyone in the NFL, but a little research shows those big contracts come with big opportunity costs. It's no wonder then that the Patriots, the reigning Super Bowl champs, have the best managed payroll in the league.


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