FOXBORO, Mass. — Giants head coach Tom Coughlin raved about linebacker Mark Herzlich on Wednesday, saying the former Boston College linebacker has added toughness and character to his team.

Herzlich, a cancer survivor who completed his chemotherapy two years ago Wednesday, signed with the Giants in July after going undrafted. He has played in all seven games this season and recorded three special teams tackles (two solo).

"First and foremost, he's a tough kid and really a guy who's a dedicated football player, loves the game, loves to be around the game," Coughlin said. "Really never misses a thing, hasn't missed one play of practice, hasn't missed anything. He's completely reliable. He's a guy who's very smart. You tell him one time, and he's got it. He's been a good, solid citizen here, and he's working as hard as he can as a young rookie to understand the National Football League and to continue to grow and develop."