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Video: First footage of Jason Pierre-Paul back in New York Giants practice

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After months of speculation, rumor and outright confusion Jason Pierre-Paul officially returned to the New York Giants fold this week courtesy of a one-year, $1.5 million guaranteed contract.

Three months on from the Independence weekend fireworks accident that cost the defensive end his right index finger and part of his thumb, the Giants appear convinced that JPP is still capable of doing the business on the gridiron.

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And now the rest of us can make our own conclusions with the help of a video, published online today by NY Daily News reporter Ralph Vacchiano, showing Pierre-Paul practicing with the Giants for the first time since the incident.

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With everyone still trying to assess just where the former franchise-tag candidate is at, it is perhaps no surprise that the Giants aren't putting the player through anything too strenuous a day after he signed his new contract.

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Still, considering there was a time when it was thought JPP's career was over, it is an encouraging sign to see the 26-year-old is able to grapple with an opponent. You can clearly see him grabbing DT Montori Hughes' number 79 with the injured right hand.

Progress

The footage comes just days after images of JPP wearing a bandaged support on his right hand emerged.

Despite the apparent progress being made, it still looks like Pierre-Paul's return to competitive action may be some time off.

A return after the Giants' Week 11 bye could be possible, but all depends on how the player reacts to playing with the impairment.

Giants fans: Will JPP be as good as he was before the injury? Have your say in the comments below...

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