EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Giants cornerback Michael Coe said Monday that he was placed on injured reserve with the minor injury designation, and he was surprised the Giants made that decision to place him on IR. Once Coe is healthy, the Giants can release him, but he can't come back to the team this season.
Coe was placed on IR on Nov. 10th as he was battling a hamstring injury.
"There was no reason to go on IR, but they listed it as minor," Coe said. "We'll see what happens in the next couple of weeks."
Coe, who has been with the Giants since 2010, has played just 21 games with the Giants over the past three seasons, starting just one game in the opener this season vs. Dallas. The 28-year-old had 13 total tackles and two pass deflections in seven games this year. It's the second straight year he's gone on injured reserve, and he was puzzled by the move.
"It was never a real injury, it was just a little fluid, like a week or two. I'm not injured," Coe said. "Certain things have to happen the way they happen on the business side, so we'll see what happens."
Leading up to the Giants game against Cincinnati on Nov. 11, Coe suffered a hamstring injury, which kept him out of practice before the game. The cornerback said back then he did not expect it would be an injury that would sideline him for the rest of the year, although he had yet to visit a team doctor.
One day before the game, the team put Coe on injured reserve, while it activated safety Will Hill. Coe said that while he had a hamstring injury early in the season, this problem was more like tendonitis in his calf. He added he's feeling fine and doesn't believe his play played a role in why he was placed on IR.
"I guess they needed a roster spot," Coe said. "That's what you get."
He added: "It's part of the business."