Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was "glad to hear" the voice of Jason Pierre-Paul when the two spoke this weekend for the first time since the defensive end's firework incident in July. 

"Do I know anything more than I did before? No," Coughlin said, via "He's looking forward to coming, he's anxious to be here. But he's not going to come until he feels like he is ready to play. It could be any amount of time; I'm not even going to speculate. ... He wishes he was here, too."

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While it was the first time that the head coach had spoken directly with Pierre-Paul, the veteran defensive lineman has been in contact with general manager Jerry Reese and d-line coach Robert Nunn.

Pierre-Paul had been heavily criticized for the way he lacked communication with the Giants immediately after the incident that resulted in losing his right index finger. After flying to Miami to see Pierre-Paul, the Giants head trainer, Ronnie Barnes, was not allowed into the hospital.

It appears communications are better although details on the injury still remain very vague. Through others, Pierre-Paul indicates that he'll be back "sooner than people think". The Giants have not yet given a specific timetable.

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