Coughlin, speaking to reporters on a conference call, also expressed doubt about Umenyiora returning before the end of the regular season. Umenyiora, who has missed the Giants' past three games with the ankle injury, would have to show "some major improvement" to return any time soon, according to Coughlin.
Umenyiora has battled injuries throughout the season. He missed the first three games of the season following knee surgery during the preseason. In the eight games he has played, Umenyiora has recorded seven sacks.