After critics said Jason Pierre Paul's disfigured hand would be a huge hurdle when it comes to weight training, the NY Giants star hit the gym ... to prove he can still lift weights, despite missing digits.
JPP busted out a set of bench presses -- with a towel in his right hand to stabilize the bar.
It's the second time Jason's posted training footage -- in an effort to prove he can still be effective in the NFL after seriously damaging his hand in a fireworks accident.
Giants fans looking for a boost, look no further than this video of Jason Pierre-Paul -- ON HIS GRIND, in the gym, and apparently ... ready to bounce back from his horrific hand injury.
The G-Men's former all-pro defensive end posted a video of himself running sprints with a sled strapped to his waist. Dude's hauling weight too ... about 270 pounds!
It's the first time JPP's been seen without a huge cast on his hand since 4th of July weekend, when he blew off at least one finger from his right hand in a firework accident. Hard to tell from the video if he's still sporting any bandages.
So, does this mean Jason's on the verge of a comeback? In the post he says, "God can turn any situation around for the better. Your hard times will lead to the best times of your life. Don't believe the hype ... Be back soon! #90PC #ImAFighter #PutMeInCoach"
And every Giants fan said, "Amen!" Especially after Sunday night's disaster.
Seems Jason Pierre-Paul went to painful lengths to keep his fireworks injury under the radar ... NOT calling emergency services after the mishap ... law enforcement tells TMZ Sports.
As we previously reported, the NY Giants superstar injured his hand during a 4th of July fireworks accident at a home in Broward County, Florida.
But get this ... when we called law enforcement officials in Coral Springs, Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale -- none of them had any record of ANY incident involving JPP. Neither did any Fire Department in the area.
In fact, one law enforcement source tells us everyone is aware of the incident ... but there has been no "formal report" was ever made.
So, what does it mean? It could mean that Jason's injury was not as bad as first reported and he didn't feel the need to call for emergency medical assistance.
Then again, it could also mean the injury WAS horrific ... and JPP was willing to suck up the pain and seek medical attention to limit the amount of people who truly knew the extent of his injuries.
We've placed several calls to JPP and his people -- so far, no word back.
New York Giants linebacker J.T. Thomas believes in the "Treat Yo Self" mentality ... because after he inked his new $12 MILLION contract ... he picked up $55k in brand new bling ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Thomas hit up Avianne and Co. in NYC -- and scored himself an 18 karat gold Cuban link chain for $35k.
And because he didn't want that chain to get lonely, he got a 2nd piece ... a 25 karat ruby, surrounded by diamonds ... which ran him another $20k.
Odell Beckham Jr. already dominates on football fields, soccer pitches, and basketball courts -- and now he's making the ocean his bitch, too ... by mounting a flyboard down in Miami.
The NY Giants star tackled the extreme water sport on Tuesday -- and as you'd probably expect -- he's already a pro. Paul Stoeppelwerth from Indy Flight Academy tells us ... OBJ got up and running on the flyboard on his first try.
If you haven't seen one of these things ... they're freakin' awesome -- kinda like a wakeboard that uses hydro-powered jets to hover up to 50 feet above the water! We're told most people take several minutes just to get upright ... but, of course, most people aren't Odell.
Stoeppelwerth says OBJ's "lower body is like a trunk, all the muscle memory from his football regimen definitely helps."
So, there's the answer: There's officially nothing Beckham Jr. can't do.
STOP BODY-SHAMING JAMEIS WINSTON ... he's got a perfect QB physique ... so says one of the most famous heavyset NFL quarterbacks of all time ... former NY Giants QB Jared Lorenzen.
Of course, Winston has been under fire from people who say he looks too fat, doughy, soft and out-of-shape to be a successful NFL QB ... especially after he went topless at his Pro Day this week (see pic above).
But Lorenzen -- aka "The Hefty Lefty" & "The Pillsbury Throwboy" -- says Winston needs to ignore the haters and focus on winning football games.
"He's not JaMarcus Russell. He's not fat by any means. He's just a big dude," Jared says. "He's got a great body to play quarterback. The little skinny guys don't make it. They can't take a hit."
"Look at RG3 ... small guy. Now he can't even run."
BTW -- when Lorenzen played for the Giants from 2004 to 2007 he usually hovered around 300 pounds.
"I was probably a little bit on the extreme side ... but I never missed a game due to injury in my career going all the way back to when I was young. Most big guys don't. They can take a pounding."
As for Jameis, Jared says the guy's potential is off the charts -- "He's only 21 and he doesn't even have his grown man body yet. He's gonna get bigger and faster."
BONUS -- Here's footage of Jared playing for the Northern Kentucky River Monsters last year. He's big ... but the dude can still ball.
MSNBC thought it had the very first interview with NY Giants tight end Larry Donnell ... who was on board the Delta flight that skidded off the runway in NY earlier today.
They were wrong.
Instead, they had an impostor ... who pulled a Baba Booey-inspired prank that culminated with the prankster yelling, "F**k her right in the p***y" while he was live on the air.
As we previously reported, the FHRITP pranks have been driving media outlets CRAZY for months ... with some reporters getting physical in an effort to prevent hooligans from shouting the phrase during live shots.
NY Giants tight end Larry Donnell was aboard the Delta airlines flight that skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Airport moments ago ... and says he KNEW he shoulda stayed home this morning.
Not one of the 149 passengers on board suffered any serious injuries when the plane was coming in for a landing and skidded off the runway. It eventually crashed into a snow bank and came to a stop.
When Donnell got off the plane, he did what most people would do ... took a pic ... and posted the caption, "Look at this s**t! Knew I shoulda stayed my ass at home."
Donnel released a statement after the ordeal, saying, "I’m blessed to be safe and sound after our plane skidded off the runway at LaGuardia airport today. I feel fine physically and hopefully all the other passengers did not have any significant injuries."
He continued, "We were all shocked and alarmed when the plane started to skid, but most importantly, as far as I know, all of the passengers and flight crew were able to exit the plane safely."