''I spoke with him late Friday afternoon,'' Coughlin said.
Pierre-Paul, who led the team with 12 1/2 sacks last season, suffered a serious hand injury in a July 4 fireworks accident.
''Do I know more about how he is? No. He said he's not going to come here until he's ready to play,'' Coughlin said.
''I'm not going to even speculate on when that is. He sounded good and sounded like he wanted to get back here. He wishes he was back here. Little by little, we're talking more with him. He's trying to make contact with us and that's a good sign.''
Pierre-Paul has yet to sign his $14.8 million franchise tender, so he is not under contract.
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