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Jason Pierre-Paul returns to New York Giants

The Giants are getting one of their top players back.

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Jason Pierre-Paul has officially returned to the New York Giants. The defensive end has signed a one-year contract with the team.

Pierre-Paul spent a lot of time away from the Giants after suffering a severe hand injury in a fireworks accident on the Fourth of July. Pierre-Paul actually had to have one of his fingers amputated.

Prior to injury, Pierre-Paul was obviously one of the Giants' best players on defense. The two-time Pro Bowler has recorded 42 sacks in his five-year career, including 12.5 that came last season.

New York's pass rush has struggled without the presence of Pierre-Paul. The Giants rank second to last in the NFL in sacks with only eight through six games. It remains to be seen what kind of impact Pierre-Paul can have on the field after suffering such a serious injury, however.

The Giants are currently on top of the division with a 4-3 overall record. The Eagles don't play the G-Men again until the season finale in Week 17.