The New York Giants are managing the workload of third-year tight end Evan Engram thus far in training camp.
Tight end Evan Engram could be one of the unsung heroes of this New York Giants offense. As a guy who can line up on the offensive line, as well as play in the slot in a receiver-type role, Engram is one of the more talented offensive weapons for the Giants.
However, in the process of greatly including him in the system, the Giants might be overworking him. Per Jordan Raanan of ESPN, Big Blue is trying to manage the workload of the young tight end. This could be due to the injuries that set him back in 2018
Evan Engram didn’t participate in live drills on the second day of training camp. The Giants say they are managing his workload.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) July 26, 2019
Last season, Engram missed some time due to an MCL sprain in September and then a pulled hamstring in November. He only played in 11 games, catching 45 balls (64 targets) for 577 yards and three touchdowns.
In his rookie campaign in 2017, Engram caught 64 balls (115 targets) for 722 yards and six touchdowns through 15 games. He proved to be one of Eli Manning‘s main targets in a season where former Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. missed the majority of the year due to a broken ankle.
Going into 2019, Engram will most definitely retain his role as the No. 1 guy at the tight end position.
The Giants do have other weapons though in those regards. Rhett Ellison could also be a reliable option for Manning in the passing game. The Giants additionally re-signed tight end Scott Simonson in February, therefore seeing some value in him as well. Simonson will be used primarily as a blocking tight end, however.