Jason Pierre-Paul outlines his mission in a social media post as he drops his first message after joining the Dolphins.

Jason Pierre-Paul has officially returned to the NFL, previously attempting a comeback with the New Orleans Saints’ practice squad. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that the veteran is set to sign with the Miami Dolphins following Jealean Phillips’ injury. Pierre-Paul, a former star with the New York Giants, confirmed the news on Instagram, expressing gratitude to the Saints before announcing his move to his hometown team.

Despite a limited appearance this season with the Saints, recording two tackles on 17 snaps in a loss to the Atlanta Falcons, Pierre-Paul’s performance on the practice squad didn’t secure a permanent spot on the active roster. However, the Dolphins, facing a defensive depth crisis due to Phillips’ season-ending Achilles tear, sought assistance.

A three-time Pro Bowler and first-round pick in 2010, Pierre-Paul spent eight seasons with the Giants and four years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the previous season with the Baltimore Ravens, he made 13 starts, tallying 26 tackles and three sacks.

While no longer in his prime, Pierre-Paul, a two-time Super Bowl champion with valuable experience, aims to contribute to Vic Fangio’s defense as the playoffs approach. His signing could address some of the Dolphins’ defensive concerns as they strive for success in the postseason.

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