Hungry PUPs

On Oct. 19 the 21-day clock began ticking, during which time the Giants must begin to make a decision on guard Rich Seubert and defensive end Lorenzo Bromell, who are on the physically unable to perform list (PUP). <BR><BR>

Under the league guidelines, teams have three weeks to put PUP players on the practice field. If and when a player does begin practicing, the team then has another three-week window to either add them to the active roster or place them on Injured Reserve. If they don't make it to the practice field, they will automatically go on IR.

Bromell, who had knee surgery in June, began practicing on Oct. 19 by participating in some individual drills. Coughlin hopes he will progress to the point where he can participate in the team portion of practice. Seubert, who fractured his right leg in three places a year ago, is not yet ready to practice.

Coughlin was asked if he has any realistic hope that either will play this season.

"I do," he said. "I think in both cases it will be close, but I do maintain hope that we can have a decision one way or the other. Hopefully we get them, but if we don't, then we know the kind of progress they need to make."

If Seubert can't play this year, will he be able to play in the future?

"He works so hard at it, that I have to feel that way," Coughlin said. "It's a long way back, it was a very serious injury, but I do see progress almost on a weekly basis."

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