Tom Coughlin Receives One-Year Contract Extension from Giants: The New York Giants have announced that they have extended the contract of Head Coach Tom Coughlin by one year. Coughlin is now under contract through the end of the 2016 NFL season. According to press reports, Coughlin is expected to make about $7 million per year.
The 68-year old Coughlin is the oldest head coach in the NFL. 2015 will be Coughlin’s 12th season with the Giants, the second-longest tenure for a head coach in franchise history after Steve Owen, who coached the Giants for 24 seasons from 1930-1953.
Since becoming head coach of the Giants in 2004, Coughlin is 96-80 (.545) in the regular season and 8-3 (.727) in the playoffs. He also won two NFL Championships with the team in 2007 and 2011. However, Coughlin’s Giants have missed the playoffs for three seasons in a row.
At the NFL Combine in February, Coughlin was asked about his job security: “Security, security? Thank you very much,” replied Coughlin. “There are 32 guys that coach one year at a time, I don’t care how many years you have on your contract.”
Giants Waive CB Travis Howard: The New York Giants have announced that they have waived cornerback Travis Howard. Howard was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Houston Texans after the 2013 NFL Draft. He spent some time on the Practice Squad of the Patriots that season before the Giants signed him to their Practice Squad in December 2013. Howard was waived/injured and placed on Injured Reserve in August 2014.
The team also confirmed that they have waived offensive tackle Rogers Gaines, a move we had reported earlier.
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