Unfortunately, that’s eight more players than the same list had last week.
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>> FB HYNOSKI PLACED ON IR; JOHN CONNER SIGNED
“So that’s our report,” Coughlin said. “You don’t have to ask me any questions now about this with who is going to do what and what time and so on. I’m going to save time so that I can get to the practice field.”
It didn’t quite work that way, but Coughlin’s upbeat demeanor suggested he is looking ahead to the Giants’ game this week against the 3-0 Kansas City Chiefs and not his team’s 0-3 start. Responding to a question, he said he does not believe the Giants’ season will be on the line in Arrowhead Stadium.
“It’s a long season,” Coughlin said. “We’ve played three games and we have a lot of games to go. Certainly we want to win, that’s our entire objective. Are we standing on the edge of the cliff? I don’t look at it that way. I see a lot of football to be played.”
But they might play it Sunday with a somewhat depleted roster. Coughlin does not know if Baas and Snee, two veteran starting offensive linemen, will be healthy enough to play.
“It’s a day-to-day thing,” Coughlin said. “Let’s find out. Today they’re out, they’re not going to practice.”
Coughlin did not specify where Diehl will line up.
“He’s just going to work to start,” Coughlin said. “He’ll have to play them all. We’re just trying to see how far we can go with him. It’s his first day back from a very long time away from the game.”
Webster, who did not play in last week’s loss at Carolina, “feels better, but he’s not going to get clearance to go today,” Coughlin said. “We expect Jacquian to go tomorrow.”
With all the injuries, Coughlin starts the workweek with much uncertainty regarding who will be available to face the Chiefs.
“We’re going to play, the schedule is coming, we’re going to Kansas City Saturday morning,” Coughlin said. “The guys that are healthy enough to go have to get ready to go.”
*The Giants today signed four-year veteran John Conner to replace Hynoski.
“We need a fullback, we need a lead blocker,” Coughlin said. “He is a physical guy. We think he’ll go up in the hole and clear the hole for the running back and we hope he’ll be a good pass protector and contribute on special teams as well.”