"I expect him to be there," Coughlin said, "but we'll have to see."
Pierre-Paul has yet to sign his franchise tender or an injury wavier in order to participate in workouts.
"We went back and forth about two weeks ago with some text inquiries and so on and so forth," Coughlin said. "He's working hard. He tells me he's working hard. And he's spoken to [defensive line coach] Robert Nunn on more than one occasion too."
In this case, the situation doesn't necessarily mean bad blood between player and team. Pierre-Paul has yet to sign his franchise tag tender and didn't sign an injury waiver that would allow him to take part in workouts.
Pierre-Paul, who had 12.5 sacks last season, is working out with his own personal trainer in preparation for the upcoming season.
The team was set to tag Pierre-Paul if a long-term deal could not be reached, per a report in February, and he still remains unsigned as Monday's deadline for tagging players approaches. If the two sides cannot work out a long-term deal, the defensive end would receive $14.813 million to play in 2015.
Pierre-Paul racked up 12 1/2 sacks in a rebound season in 2014.
The Giants have until March 2 to reach an agreement or use the franchise tag on Pierre-Paul. The tag for defensive ends is expected to be around $15 million.
"We're talking but that is all I'm going to say about that," Reese said to NJ.com. "It's really not appropriate to really talk about where we are in respect to that, but we are talking."
If the Giants and Pierre-Paul are unable to agree on a new contract, the team can franchise tag the 25-year-old defensive end. The tag for defensive ends is expected to be near $15 million.
Pierre-Paul finished with a team-high 12 1/2 sacks in 2014, totaling 77 tackles on the year.
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