Giants co-owner John Mara told the 67-year-old Coughlin on Monday morning that he wants him to return for an 11th season with the team that he led to Super Bowl titles in 2008 and 2012 despite a disappointing 7-9 record.
It marked the fourth time in five years that the Giants have missed the postseason, but this might have been one of Coughlin’s better coaching jobs. He held together an injury-plagued team that lost its first six games and won seven of the final 10, closing the season with a 20-6 victory over Washington.
COLTS: Coach Chuck Pagano says three players injured in Sunday’s win over Jacksonville will be listed as day to day after MRIs came back negative.
Indianapolis (11-5) lost cornerback Vontae Davis, defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin and linebacker Bjoern Werner during the first half of Sunday’s 30-10 victory.
Davis injured his groin, Franklin hurt his knee and Werner left with an ankle injury. Pagano also expects offensive lineman Mike McGlynn (elbow), defensive end Cory Redding (shoulder) and special teams star Sergio Brown (groin) to play in Saturday’s wild-card game against Kansas City (11-5).
JETS: Ed Reed says he will get an MRI on his surgically repaired hip in the offseason and mull his options, including possibly returning to New York or retiring.
The 35-year-old safety had three interceptions in seven games with the Jets, who signed him after he was cut by the Texans.
DOLPHINS: Receiver Brian Hartline suffered a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee that will not require surgery in Sunday’s loss to the Jets.