"We're just trying to bring him along, give him more opportunities," Coughlin said. "We're trying to take off the straps of any kind of limitations that are there. It's his job to prove to us that there are no limitations. So right now, he's still limited."
It's significant that this was the first time since Kenny Phillips went down that the whole defense was able to practice as an intact unit. Getting Ross back would add a valuable piece to a group that could use a lift right now.
"Obviously, we've had injuries and have had guys we had to get back, and we've gotten them back," Coughlin said. "We're excited about that. Now we need to build some endurance and some opportunities on the practice field to get these guys ready."