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Tom Coughlin waiting to hear about Jason Pierre-Paul

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul looks

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul looks on during the second half of an NFL preseason game against the New England Patriots on Aug. 28, 2014. Credit: AP / Bill Kostroun

Tom Coughlin is waiting to hear about Jason Pierre-Paul. Just like everyone else.

"I wish I knew," the Giants coach said when asked if he had any information on reports that Pierre-Paul would meet with team officials and doctors for a re-evaluation of his injured hand this week. Coughlin said he was unaware of any plans for that meeting on Wednesday, which had been expected.

Instead, it may be days or weeks before the team and its damaged defender meet. Pierre-Paul has been away from the team almost the whole time since the July 4 fireworks accident that resulted in the amputation of his right index finger and damage to his thumb and middle finger. He visited in early September, hoping to be cleared to play and sign his $14.8-million tender but was sent home to Florida for further rehab and recovery to be evaluated later.

That date? Not even Coughlin knows.

Kennard ready

Linebacker Devon Kennard has missed two games with a hamstring injury. "It feels like two months," he said, and he has "full intentions of playing on Sunday."

Whether that happens will depend on how he practices. He said he was not held back on Wednesday, but that was a modified workout. He said he is definitely closer to playing than he was a week ago.

"I wasn't there yet," he said of his condition before the Eagles game. "[Now] I'm pretty hopeful for it."

Giant steps

Odell Beckham Jr (hamstring) did not practice and Rueben Randle (hamstring) was limited. They are likely to follow a schedule similar to last week's in their game preparation. . . . T Will Beatty (pectoral/PUP) began practicing, giving the Giants 21 days to put him on the active roster . . . WR Victor Cruz (calf) had an MRI and was on the field stretching with trainers during practice later in the day . . . CB Leon McFadden was signed off the Cardinals' practice squad. Both played against the Eagles.


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