Report: Jason Pierre-Paul will have back surgery today

Earlier this offseason there was debate whether or not New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was overweight when he showed up for training camp last year.

Coach Tom Coughlin said it was a problem. Pierre-Paul later disputed that notion.

There was no debating Pierre-Paul’s play slipped in 2012 after a breakout 2011 campaign and now we may know one primary reason why. He has a back issue. Pierre-Paul will undergo surgery today in California, according to Pro Football Talk. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Robert Watkins and the expectation is Pierre-Paul will be ready for the start of the regular season.

The pass rusher had 6

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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