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Tom Coughlin: Jason Pierre-Paul's season isn't over

Jason Pierre-Paul rushes during a game against the

Jason Pierre-Paul rushes during a game against the Green Bay Packers at MetLife Stadium. (Nov. 17, 2013) Credit: Getty

The thought of shutting down Jason Pierre-Paul for the final three games of the season isn't coming from the Giants.

In fact, coach Tom Coughlin Monday night made it sound as if the defensive end is going to try to play on Sunday against Seattle.

"As far as I know right now, that decision has not come down," Coughlin said of ending Pierre-Paul's season. "As a matter of fact, JPP feels better, and as of last weekend, thought that this week he would be perhaps in a position where he might be able to practice and prepare himself to play. That's the way the weekend was left. I don't know anything different just now, but we will assess each one of those circumstances and I'm sure that the medical people will allow us to look at it if need be and make those kinds of decisions going forward."

Pierre-Paul has missed the last two games with a shoulder injury. He was slowed early in the season after offseason back surgery.

New faces?

Is Coughlin going to use the final three games to take a look at some young players?

"Certainly we'll look at as many players as we possibly can," he said. "But again, our team is our team and we may be able to do some things in terms of maneuvering some numbers of plays or perhaps even getting someone a suit that hasn't had one. But we're going to try as hard as we can to win football games and the guys who deserve to play are going to play, and if there are some people that haven't been involved that can make a mark here in practice or whatever to gain what we think has earned them a right to have 'X' amount of snaps, then that will take place as well. We're not going to change our goals."

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