New York Giants tight end Evan Engram suffered a concussion Friday night in the third preseason game against the New York Jets.
The preseason injuries around the NFL continue. Reported by Matt Lombardo of NJ Advance Media, in a preseason game between the New York Giants and New York Jets, Giants tight end Evan Engram went down with a concussion. After having two receptions for 17 yards in the game, Engram was slow to get up after a hit late in the second quarter.
Although getting up on his own power, the second year man out of Ole Miss was holding his head, as he traveled to the locker room. This is not good for the G-Men if this is going to be a long-term problem, but coaches, players and fans are optimistic it won’t be. Engram is a multi-talented, versatile option for Eli Manning that Pat Shurmur and the Giants need.
In what was arguably the most disappointing season in franchise history, Engram proved to be a major bright spot for the Giants in 2017. On a 3-13 organization, who seemed to never get anything going on offense, Engram had a solid rookie season. Catching 62 balls for 722 yards and six touchdowns, Engram made NFL.com’s All-Under 25 Team.
He can be used on the line of scrimmage as well as in the slot as a receiver, showing how versatile of an individual he can be on the field. The Giants have even had him running routes out wide in some formations.
Although the Giants came away with the win on Friday night, it’s still a downer to see injuries happen. Engram is a guy who can definitely make some noise for this offense. Hopefully, the Giants tight end makes a speedy recovery and the team can get him back on the field in a timely manner.