EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. –Tom Coughlin today did not rule out the possibility that the Giants would seek help at wide receiver this week because of the uncertain status of Odell Beckham Jr. and Rueben Randle.
Both wide receivers suffered strained hamstrings in the second half of the Giants' last-minute 30-27 victory last night over the San Francisco 49ers. It is unknown if one or both – as well as Victor Cruz – will be able to play a week from tonight when the Giants tangle with the Eagles in Philadelphia.
"I would think if you try to look at the different things that can happen, that certainly would be something that's within the realm of possibility," Coughlin said of acquiring wideout help. "I hope it doesn't, but we've got a little bit of time here to see how that's going to stack up."
Beckham (who had seven receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown) and Randle (five catches for 42 yards) underwent MRIs today. Coughlin didn't specifically address what was found, but is hopeful they will play in Philly.
"We'll see how fast they respond," Coughlin said. "They're going to have to treat. They've got a couple days when they can be treated as Thursday will be a Wednesday (in the work week, because of the Monday night game). So we do have a couple of days and we'll take full advantage of that. I did tell our team that the important thing on a weekly basis, week in and week out, is to play these really tough physical football games and come right back and do it again the next week. We need more of our guys on the practice field, we need some consistency with our weeks. I'm hoping that we can get Odell and Rueben at least on a limited basis for the entire rest of the week. I know that's (optimistic), but I would hope we could do that."
Without Beckham, Randle and Cruz, the Giants' wide receiver corps consists of Dwayne Harris, Myles White and Geremy Davis, who have a combined 55 career receptions, 44 by Harris.
*Linebacker Jon Beason left the game last night after he suffered a concussion tackling Carlos Hyde on the fifth play of the first quarter.
The extra day off this week could help Beason return to the field. He must first, of course, pass all the concussion protocol tests.
Photos from the Giants Sunday matchup vs. 49ers
"I think it will," Coughlin said of the extra day. "He seemed to be in pretty good spirits and pretty good shape this morning."
*Another linebacker, Jonathan Casillas, was a late scratch because of a calf injury.
"The trainers and the medical people and Jon himself, in trying to get ready to go, had limitations," Coughlin said. "In the final hour, in my opinion, it wasn't something that was worth a calculated risk, so we just dressed a healthier guy. And then Cooper Taylor, we got a lot of things done on special teams. Cooper took a lot of special teams snaps last night and did a good job. It was unfortunate that Jon wasn't ready to go, but we did get some good play out of Cooper."
*The highlight of the Giants' team meeting today was "presenting" tight end Daniel Fells with the game ball from last night via Skype. Fells is hospitalized as he continues to fight a staph infection (MRSA) in his ankle. The Giants dedicated the game last night to him.[
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"We showed him the game ball that he will receive," Coughlin said. "Everybody was able to cheer him on and try to make him feel better. He was very nice in saying that he watched the game and he was very proud of the way that we finished it."
The Giants Broadcast team hands out its game balls after the Giants defeat the San Francisco 49ers
As he did after the game, Coughlin said Fells continues to progress and is hoping for a full recovery.
"I think he's pretty much having a third day in a row where the progress is being made and he feels better than he has," Coughlin said. "He's gotten two or three straight nights of good sleep. I think that's helped. As I said, we dedicated the game to him. So in a win, he was very gracious about receiving a game ball, was excited about that happening. Just told his teammates what he felt about them based on their game. It was nice."
Coughlin added a cautious note, saying, "I don't believe he's out of woods. I think these three straight days are really a wonderful sign, but there's more tests to be done. And again, the response to the antibiotic is critical."
*Coughlin was particularly pleased the Giants played well and won on a night the four new inductees were added to the franchise's Ring of Honor (Chris Snee, Osi Umenyiora, John Johnson and Jack Lummus).
"I really enjoyed the fact that we could come through for four great Giants that were inducted into the Ring of Honor last night," he said. "I really wanted to honor those four gentlemen by playing well. Two of them are our own, Chris Snee and Osi Umenyiora, those are our guys. We wanted to be able to do that. I really was pleased to be able to go and give them a hug at halftime."