Coughlin also said that he was "encouraged" by the progress of Jason Pierre-Paul, who is coming off back surgery. The Giants remain hopeful that JPP can get ready for Week 1, although he has sounded less certain publicly. Safety Antrel Rolle and cornerback Terrell Thomas also are trying to get healthy.
Every NFL team has injury issues, but the Giants have bigger ones than most. It's a boom-or-bust team, with a lot of boom-or-bust players.