Tom Coughlin, Giants agree to one-year contract extension
By Conor Orr/The Star-Ledger
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on February 21, 2014 at 12:54 PM
INDIANAPOLIS – Tom Coughlin and the Giants have agreed to a one-year contract extension.
Coughlin was set to enter the final year of his deal. The team typically does not allow coaches to go into a lame-duck situation, and securing the extra year on his contract was among the team's priorities this offseason.
Negotiations began shortly after the Super Bowl.
"The Giants have always done that," Coughlin said. "That's the way it has been indicated to me. I didn't pay a whole lot of attention to it to be honest with you. We've got a lot of work going on in our business, as you know. I had great confidence that it would happen. And it did."
The move gives Coughlin, 67, as much security as any of his assistant coaches or coordinators. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo signed a two-year deal in January.
Coughlin said a bigger extension was not brought up or proposed by ownership.