The New York Giants willCary Williams Jersey decide whether to activate Jason Pierre-Paul on Saturday.
Coach Tom Coughlin said Friday that everything is positive at this point for Pierre-Paul, but the medical staff wants to look at him one more time before clearing him to play at Tampa Bay on Sunday.
Pierre-Paul has not played since losing his right index finger and injuring a couple of other fingers on the hand in a fireworks accident on July 4. The two-time Pro Bowler led the Giants with 12 1/2 sacks last season. The 26-year-old was expected to be the force on coordinator Steve Spagnuolo's new defense, a unit that has a league-low nine sacks in eight games.
If Pierre-Paul does play, it's uncertain if he will start or play as a reserve.
The Giants announced Friday that cornerback Prince Amukamara (pectoral), linebackers Jon Beason (ankle/knee) and J.T. Thomas (ankle), tight end Larry Donnell (neck), and wide receiver Victor Cruz (calf) would not play Sunday.
Amukamara will miss his fourth consecutive game, Beason his fourth of the season and second Brandon Thompson Jerseyin a row, and Thomas will sit out his second straight game. Donnell has played in 40 consecutive games since the start of the 2013 season. Cruz has yet to play in a game this year.
Amukamara practiced on a limited basis this week, but is not ready for game action.