Despite the likely loss of David Wilson to a neck injury,
"I think we have some talented guys at that spot," Coughlin told The Star-Ledger on Thursday. "I think Rashad has done well. I think the young kid (Williams) has come along the more we have given him to do. Michael Cox has had his spots.
"Gaskins did some pretty good things today. We’ll let this thing play out. It’ll be some kind of combination of people involved. They’ll have plenty of opportunities in the preseason to show us what they can do and where they fit."
The Giants will end the season at home against Washington.
With running backs
“There will be a set plan,” Coughlin said Wednesday.
The Star-Ledger expects Hillis to be the primary back Sunday, with Jacobs and Brown being sprinkled into the running game. Brown, who has been out all season, is the real wild card.
Brown said there will be a special package of plays installed for him, but it doesn't appear Coughlin is ready to give Brown a heavy workload in his first game back.
"He’s ready to help," Coughlin said. "But there is a big difference between game day and practice. All I think about is how he played a year ago. I’m looking forward to the return of that player, quite frankly."
Cox received the first two carries of the game, but he totaled zero yards. He had four carries for 11 yards after the first two drives and had seven carries for 18 yards by halftime. But Hills was the more effective runner in the first half, totaling eight carries for 35 yards, so he got more work in the second half. Hillis finished with 70 yards on 20 carries.
The Giants are on a bye Week 9. When they return to action Week 10 vs. Oakland, running backs Brandon Jacobs (hamstring), David Wilson (neck) and Andre Brown (leg) could all be back from injuries, which would likely mean Cox slides down the depth chart again.
Cox, who shared backfield duties with Peyton Hillis, visits the Eagles in Week 8.
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