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Giants' Coughlin says he finally spoke to injured Pierre-Paul

ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 21: Head Coach Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants looks on during a game between the St. Louis Rams and the New York Giants at the Edward Jones Dome on December 21, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images) EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 14: Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul #90 of the New York Giants warms up prior to a game against the Arizona Cardinals at MetLife Stadium on September 14, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 21: Head Coach Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants looks on during a game between the St. Louis Rams and the New York Giants at the Edward Jones Dome on December 21, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images) EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 14: Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul #90 of the New York Giants warms up prior to a game against the Arizona Cardinals at MetLife Stadium on September 14, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Giants coach Tom Coughlin said after practice on Saturday that he finally spoke with injured defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.

"I spoke with him late Friday afternoon," Coughlin said.

Pierre-Paul, who led the team with 12 sacks last season, suffered a serious hand injury in a July 4 fireworks accident.

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"Do I know more about how he is? No. He said he's not going to come here until he's ready to play," Coughlin said.

"I'm not going to even speculate on when that is. He sounded good and sounded like he wanted to get back here. He wishes he was back here. Little by little, we're talking more with him. He's trying to make contact with us and that's a good sign."

Pierre-Paul has yet to sign his $14.8 million franchise tender, so he is not under contract.