Osi Umenyiora won't definitely declare that he will make his 2011 debut in Arizona, but all signs seem to point in that direction. He practiced this week, officially on a limited basis, and is listed as questionable for Sunday.
"We're going to have to wait and see what Coach Coughlin says," Umenyiora said. "I feel like I can (play), but depending on what he says and however they decide to use me, we'll just go from there.
"It's been a while. Hopefully, I'll be able to get out there and do a couple of things."
Umenyiora practiced twice before undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Aug. 19. He missed the first three games of the season. But he returned to the field this week and seems ready to go.
"I have been impressed by what (Umenyiora) has been able to do," Coughlin said.
"It feels good," Umenyiora said. "There's always going to be some sort of lingering issues. Like I said, nobody who's played over a couple of years (in the NFL) is going to be 100 percent, so we'll just take it for what it is.
"I don't think I'll be limited. I think they wouldn't even put me in that situation if they thought I was going to be limited. If they allow me to travel and dress and play, I'm going to be full-go."
Later, Umenyiora said, "I feel like I can play."
Coughlin said Umenyiora has "looked good" and when asked what kind of performance he expected from the two-time Pro Bowler, the coach said, "I would expect a good one just based on how he plays and his ability range."
Umenyiora is looking forward to chasing Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb and adding to his career total of 60.0 sacks.
"That's exciting," Umenyiora said. "This is what I like to do. This is what I love to do, frankly. I'm going to get a chance to go out there and do that, whether it's this week or whenever it is, and I'm excited about that."