‘‘There’s never been any question about Ahmad Bradshaw’s toughness, his intensity level,’’ Coughlin said. ‘‘He plays the game hard. You’d like to have everybody play as hard he plays, to be honest with you. He gives it everything he’s got. You want people to recognize that fact, but sometimes you do have to control yourself and control your emotions . . . and he’s working on it.’’
Cooley to Redskins
Tight end Chris Cooley passed a physical exam and agreed to rejoin the Redskins. Cooley’s return to Washington comes a day after tight end Fred Davis was lost for the season with an Achilles’ tendon injury sustained Sunday’s against the Giants. Cooley, a two-time Pro Bowl pick, was released in August after eight seasons with the Redskins, during which he set the franchise record for receptions by a tight end with 428 . . . Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is expected to make his fourth straight start Sunday against Indianapolis as Jake Locker recuperates from an injury to his non-throwiing left shoulder. Locker, who injured the shoulder Sept. 30 for the second time in four games, just started throwing in practice last week . . . Titans left tackle Michael Roos had surgery to remove his appendix, and his status for Sunday’s game is undetermined. Roos has started every game since being drafted in 2005 out of Eastern Washington. Coach Mike Munchak also said linebacker Zac Diles broke his right leg and most likely will go on injured reserve . . . Browns starting guard Jason Pinkston won’t play again this season. Still hospitalized with blood clots in his lungs, Pinkston, who was placed on injured reserve, was rushed to the Cleveland Clinic on Thursday with the life-threatening condition . . . Brady Quinn will take over as the Chiefs’ starting quarterback and Matt Cassel will serve as the backup beginning with Sunday’s game against Oakland. Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel made the announcement before practice, shortly after meeting with the team that is off to a miserable 1-5 start. Both quarterbacks were informed earlier in the day . . . The Falcons, the NFL’s last unbeaten team, welcomed Corey Peters back to practice in Flowery Branch, Ga. The two-year starter at defensive tackle, on the reserve injured list with a stress fracture in his left foot, is eligible to make his season debut Sunday at Philadelphia.