Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Pierre-Paul first told he'd lose hand in incident

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul initially was told that he would lose his right hand as a result of a July 4 fireworks accident, he told the New York Post in an interview published Sunday.

The former USF standout told the Post that he was in and out of consciousness for a couple of days.

Pierre-Paul lost his right index finger and had severe damage in his hand. He returned to the team last month after missing the first half of the season.

Search on for Cutler's brother-in-law: Authorities in Utah are looking for Bears QB Jay Cutler's brother-in-law, who went missing more than a week ago. A 2014 Honda Civic registered to Michael Cavallari, of San Clemente, Calif., was found abandoned Nov. 27 in Grand County, Utah, according to a statement from the county sheriff's office. Authorities have been searching since for Cavallari, the brother of Kristin Cavallari, a reality television star and wife of Cutler.

Vilma retires: Former Saints LB Jonathan Vilma formally retired, more than a year after his last game. Vilma, also a former college standout at Miami, played 10 NFL seasons with the Jets and Saints.

Bengals: Andy Dalton joined Peyton Manning as the only QBs to pass for at least 3,000 yards in each of their first five seasons. … TE Tyler Eifert, who leads the league with 12 TD catches, sat out with a neck injury. … A.J. Green joined Randy Moss as the only receivers with 1,000 yards in each of their first five seasons.

Bills: Tyrod Taylor extended his streak to 187 attempts without an interception, breaking the franchise record of 175 set by Drew Bledsoe in 2002.

49ers: LB Aaron Lynch, a former USF standout, left with a concussion in the third quarter.

Jets: DE Muhammad Wilkerson didn't play the first two series because of a coaching decision. Neither he nor coach Todd Bowles would elaborate.

Raiders: Sebastian Janikowski hit the upright on an extra point, ending his streak of 225 straight makes. … Former WR Tim Brown was presented with his Hall of Fame ring at halftime.

Texans: RG Brandon Brooks was expected to fly home with the team after spending much of the day in the hospital with an undisclosed illness. Coach Bill O'Brien said Brooks was transported to the hospital after feeling ill.

Number of the day

1,000 Larry Fitzgerald had his 1,000th career reception — at 32 the youngest player to do so — and topped 1,000 yards receiving for the seventh time. And Brandon Marshall became the first player to have 1,000-yard receiving seasons with four teams (Broncos, Dolphins, Bears, Jets).

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