After missing six of his first 32 games, New York Giants tight end Evan Engram expects to be fully healthy by training camp.
Evan Engram has suffered from hamstring injuries throughout his career, causing him to miss five games last season alone. Even though the New York Giants tight end only played 11 games, he still recorded 577 yards with three touchdowns.
Now, Engram is doing everything he can to prevent a relapse in injuries.
“I’m good. I’m just being smart,” Engram told Ryan Dunleavy of NJ.com. “I don’t really need anything crazy right now. I’m still just trying to be healthy for the summer and be ready for (training) camp.”
The Giants have also been cautious with him in the hopes they can retain maximum production from the Ole’ Miss product in year three.
“Just the Giants being a little pre-cautious,” Engram said. “Since Day One, anything, they are going to be smart with, especially in the offseason.”
The Giants are expecting big things from the tight end in his third year as a pro. After accumulating 1,299 yards (seventh amongst all tight ends) and nine touchdowns over his first two seasons, Engram is expected to make a major jump in 2019.
This is largely due to the departure of Odell Beckham Jr., Big Blue’s best receiver over the last five years. With Beckham’s absence, the Giants will be forced to look to other players to fill his hole.
The tight end is expected to use his speed and athleticism to help him double his production from his first two seasons. If Engram can stay healthy, he should be able to use his insane speed and athleticism to make plays for the Giants this season.