Coughlin report: Eight practices left

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Tom Coughlin is running out of practice time.

The head coach told his team and staff before today's practice that there were only nine practices remaining before the final cut down date and the team has to prepare for the season opener against the Cowboys.

"As of this morning, we have nine practices left before the regular season," Coughlin said. "Can you imagine that? It's ridiculous."

Teams are no longer allowed to have two practices a day. So you can understand how Coughlin feels pinched for time to get his team ready. Think about it: the coaching staff has basically eight more practices and three games to figure out who to start, keep and cut.

Coughlin spoke about the amount of practices remaining while answering a question about how Terrell Thomas did more in practice on Monday.

"Well he got the green light to have more snaps," Coughlin said of Thomas, who came off the PUP list last week. "And he did and he seemed to do OK with it. Hopefully that will give him confidence, he'll take some more. It is time for all these guys that have been in this other [injured] category to get moving."

Mundy, Mundy: IF Antrel Rolle misses any time due to a sprained ankle -- which is likely -- the Giants will go with Ryan Mundy alongside Stevie Brown.

Coughlin obviously would prefer that Rolle is healthy enough to play but he has been impressed with Mundy, who played with Brown at Michigan.

"He's a good," Coughlin said of Mundy. "Sound player."