Coughlin wants Barden back on the field

Ramses Barden (ankle) remains on the physically-unable-to-perform list -- which isn’t sitting too well with his head coach.

“I don’t know what I’m hearing,” Tom Coughlin said Saturday when asked about his injured wide receiver's status. “I’m basically just using the needle on a couple of these guys. Don’t let this time go by now without having been on the field, because it’s not going to be that helpful. I showed them this morning, which was a good idea, to be honest with you. We walk in, we start the meeting, and I say, ‘Okay, look up here at the calendar, fellas. You’re playing next Saturday. It’s Saturday.’ I don’t know what day it is, but somebody said it was Saturday. ‘Next Saturday we’re playing a game.’ And we have a day off. And the day before the game is normally a day off.”