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Giants news, 11/4: Steve Tisch says Giants need Jason Pierre-Paul on the field

New York Giants headlines for Wednesday, November 4.

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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are some headlines to follow your Wednesday morning.

Steve Tisch hopeful Jason Pierre-Paul plays Sunday

In the Giants' 52-49 loss to the Saints on Sunday, the defense struggled tremendously. Although the secondary was atrocious, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie made a few big plays to help turn the tide, as well as Trumaine McBride and Jayron Hosley, However, the pass rush had no effect, as they couldn't get any pressure on the quarterback, Drew Brees. The Giants' defense couldn't get one sack, and hit Brees just three times the entire game (Robert Ayers twice, Johnathan Hankins once). Despite Pierre-Paul being out for the entire season up to this point and just recently re-joining Big Blue, co-owner Steve Tisch says the Giants will need him back on the field, and soon.

"This kid is working so hard to get himself ready to have an impact on the NY Giants defense," Tisch says ... "and we need him. We do need him."

"I hope he plays in the game Sunday versus Tampa Bay."

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The return of four key players to the Giants could be what leads them to an NFC East title.

Safety Cooper Taylor, who the Giants released several weeks ago, has been re-signed to the team's practice squad.

Getting the ball to Odell Beckham Jr. more will be one of the Giants' five keys to the second half of the season.

The NFL explained the personal foul call on punter Brad Wing in the late moments of the Giants' loss to the Saints.

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Tight end Matt LaCosse returns to the Giants practice squad.

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Around the NFL

The Tennessee Titans have fired head coach Ken Whisenhunt. He had just three wins in 23 games in less than two seasons with the team. Mike Mularkey will take over as the interim head coach.

Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen is out for the season after suffering a lacerated kidney. Allen, 23, is second in the NFL in receptions and third in receiving yards.

The Dallas Cowboys have officially released running back Joseph Randle.

The trade deadline came and went yesterday without any trades, but the Broncos and Browns almost agreed upon a huge blockbuster featuring Pro Bowl offensive tackle Joe Thomas.