Evan Engram
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The New York Giants are being “smart” during these offseason workouts when it comes to tight end Evan Engram’s injury.

After a great rookie season, New York Giants tight end Evan Engram endured a frustrating sophomore campaign. Plagued with injuries, Engram missed five games throughout the regular season. The first three missed games were due to a knee injury, with the final two at the hands of a sustained hamstring injury.

Engram will be looking to come back in year three as a healthy target through the air. However, the Giants are looking to be cautious at the moment with their young tight end. They haven’t used much of Engram in on-field drills during offseason workouts, as he’s mostly been working on conditioning drills off to the side.

There’s no extreme worry however right now with Engram. The organization is simply playing it safe.

“Just the Giants being a little pre-cautious,” Engram said this past weekend at the Landon Collins softball event, per Ryan Dunleavy of nj.com. “Since Day One, anything, they are going to be smart with, especially in the offseason.”

Engram says him sitting out for right now is “100%” not his decision, and that he’s “just being smart.”

The injury is undisclosed at the moment, as it doesn’t have to do with any of the ones he sustained in 2018.

The 2017 first round pick caught 45 balls for 577 yards and three touchdowns through 11 games in 2018. This compares to his 64 catches for 722 yards and six touchdowns through 15 games during his promising rookie year. Engram will definitely be a target that Eli Manning (or possibly even Daniel Jones) could use effectively in 2019.

“That receiver room right now is going crazy in practice,” Engram boasted. “All of them look really good. The tight ends are getting so much better. We’re making plays.

“Everybody is improved, and we’re definitely excited about this group. We feel like we have enough to compete and try to be one of the best offenses in the league.”

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.