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Giants and Coughlin Agree on Contract Extension

The Giants have given coach Tom Coughlin a one-year contract extension.

 

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin (Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

The Giants confirmed the extension Friday. It will allow the 67-year-old Coughlin to go into the season under contract through the 2015 season and not as a lame duck.

The two-time Super Bowl-winning coach and the Giants had wanted to get the deal done earlier, but it was delayed while Coughlin reshaped his offensive staff. Coordinator Kevin Gilbride retired after the Giants (7-9) missed the playoffs and two other longtime assistants, running backs coach Jerald Ingram and tight ends coach Mike Pope, were fired.

Coughlin also reassigned quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan and receivers coach Kevin M. Gilbride, with Ryan taking over the receivers and the younger Gilbride moving to tight ends.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved)

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