Giants let go tight ends coach, running backs coach

Position coaches not retained with hire of Ben McAdoo Aaron Wilson

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Two veteran New York Giants assistant coaches won't be retained after offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo was hired.

Tight ends coach Michael Pope and running backs coach Jerald Ingram won't be returning, the team announced.

Pope has been with the team since 2000. Ingram has been their since 2004.

“Both of these men are very good talent evaluators and, in their own way, are very good teachers,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. “I decided to make a change in our staff that I believe will be productive going forward. These are very difficult decisions, but I felt they were in the best interests of the Giants moving forward.”

Ingram has worked with Coughlin for more than 20 years, first at Boston College, then with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Giants.

“He’s an outstanding football coach,” Coughlin said. “He has done a very good job here. I think the record speaks for itself in terms of the guys that have played for him and are very loyal to him. He’s a man of principle and has been a very loyal assistant for a lot of years.

“Jerald demonstrated again last season what a good teacher he is when we had injures at the running back position and we signed Peyton Hillis. In one week’s time, Peyton started in the third-down nickel package, which, in our system, is a complex job.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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