Coughlin ‘saddened’ by situation

Giants coach Tom Coughlin spoke to his team for the second time on Wednesday to discuss the Plaxico Burress incident, using two word to describe the situation: “One, disappointment and two, sadness.”

Coughlin said he spoke with Burress, but declined to answer questions about any details of the incident. Coughlin mostly spoke about the Giants, the distraction around the team and replacing Burress on the field as he prepares the team for an NFC East matchup against the Eagles. But he did make an exception to answer a question about any personal sadness he has about the situation.

“I will make an exception to that one because I think that in the position that I am in, and probably 32 guys around the league, we all feel like that if we can recognize someone who needs help we can help them,” said Coughlin. “In this case, I’m saddened because obviously, despite the fact that we had two really good weeks, this happens and obviously I’m saddened by it.”

As the team continues to gather facts about Antonio Pierce’s role in the incident, Coughlin said the linebacker would practice Wednesday and is expected to play Sunday.

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