Former Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he would be lying if he claimed he didn’t miss the sidelines, as Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com tweets. When asked about what the future might hold, the two-time Super Bowl winner said, “Who knows.” Coughlin, 70, will be inducted into Giants Ring of Honor on Monday night.
More from around the NFL:
- Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick believes he’ll be able to start Sunday against the Rams despite his sprained MCL, a source tells Ed Werder of ESPN.com (on Twitter). If he can’t, Todd Bowles will go with second-year man Bryce Petty for his first career start.
- Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu is recovering rapidly from an Oct. 30 shoulder injury and could return much quicker than the original three- to six-week timeline, head coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday (via the Associated Press). While Arians isn’t sure if Mathieu will play against the 49ers on Sunday, he did reveal that the 2015 first-team All-Pro is “real close.” Given that Arizona had a bye last week, it’s possible Mathieu’s shoulder issue won’t end up costing him any games.
- Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey underwent surgery on his dislocated right thumb Tuesday, though it’s possible he’ll play Sunday against the Cowboys, per head coach Mike Tomlin (via Mark E. Ortega of NFL.com). Pouncey injured the thumb, which is on his snapping hand, in the Steelers’ 21-14 loss to the Ravens last Sunday and left the game in the second half.
- Recapping Tuesday: Bills center Eric Wood is done for the season; Bene Benwikere is once again without a team; the Jets had a high asking price for defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson prior to the trade deadline; and Greg Hardy is in more trouble.