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Tom Coughlin talks MRSA, Odell Beckham, more in Wednesday press conference

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Let's look at the takeaways from Coughlin's remarks.

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin on Wednesday addressed the MRSA situation involving tight end Daniel Fells, as well as the controversy surrounding wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who was fined roughly $9,000 for his behavior Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Let's look at those things and see what else Coughlin discussed on Wednesday as he previewed Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills.

On the MRSA situation

Coughlin said the NFL and NFLPA wanted the team to address the players about the situation, so they did.

"We are concerned about Daniel Fells," Coughlin said. "We still do not know the reason for the infection."

Coughlin said the hope is that Fells will be released from the hospital on Thursday.

"We know how serious (MRSA) is and we're doing everything we possibly can," Coughlin said.

On comments about Beckham from the Bills

Coughlin said that Beckham approached him to address the situation on Wednesday morning.

"Obviously I was disappointed because I think he's beyond and above a lot of that stuff, and I think he'll put it behind him," Coughlin said.

Injury Updates

Coughlin said that Victor Cruz (calf), Devon Kennard (hamstring), Jayron Hosley (concussion), Trumaine McBride (groin), George Selvie (calf) and Robert Ayers (hamstring) will not practice Wednesday.

Ereck Flowers (ankle) and Markus Kuhn (knee) will practice. Tight end Jerome Cunningham (knee) will do individuals.

On adding WR Myles White to the 53-man roster

The Giants added White, who was on their practice squad, to fill the spot of Fells.

"A young guy who knows the system very well, can play in the slot, play on the outside," Coughlin said. "He's been used with our first group in the last couple of weeks as we've only had four receivers that could participate.

"So we get a guy who's sharp, who's had a good preseason, who knows the system well, can adapt to all of the positions, knows the signals when we're in the no-huddle. I think we just kinda keep going with a multiple position guy."