The starting tight end for the New York Giants, Evan Engram, has been cleared of a concussion and should be ready to go for week one.
New York Giants fans got some great news earlier today.
In a press conference on Wednesday, head coach Pat Shurmur mentioned that tight end Evan Engram is out of concussion protocol. Engram suffered the concussion in the third preseason game against the New York Jets on Aug. 24.
Engram was sidelined for the rest of the game and did not play in the final preseason game against the Patriots.
Coach Shurmur said TE Evan Engram (concussion) is cleared, took the red non-contact jersey off.
— New York Giants (@Giants) September 5, 2018
“Evan took the red jersey off. He’s officially out of the protocol,” said head coach Pat Shurmur per the official Giants Twitter account. “That’s probably the one of note.”
Engram wore the red jersey earlier this week to signal he would not participate in any contact in practice. Himself along with the Giants wanted to make sure he would be ready to go for week one.
Evan Engram suffering the concussion came as a scare for the players, coaches and fans. He’s a versatile talent who can play on the line as well as in the slot and split wide. The Giants have also featured him in the backfield in certain formations in training camp.
Last year as a rookie, Engram caught 64 catches for 722 yards. He also ended up on the receiving end of six touchdowns. He’s an explosive talent and has the potential to become one of the better tight ends in the National Football League in the future.
Now with him healthy, the Giants will be in full force for Sunday’s week one match up against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Engram, Odell Beckham Jr., Saquon Barkley and Eli Manning will look to have a strong attack. Offensive coordinator Mike Shula’s offense needs to have a huge game if they want to make noise against the prominent defense of the Jaguars.
The Giants and Jaguars kick off at approximately 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 9 at MetLife Stadium.