New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley and tight end Evan Engram are expected to play this Sunday against the Cardinals.
Good news for New York Giants fans: Two of the team’s best offensive weapons are on pace to return on Sunday.
On Friday, Big Blue took running back Saquon Barkley and tight end Evan Engram off their injury report. Barkley had previously missed the team’s last three games with a high ankle sprain. He suffered the injury in a Week 3 win in Tampa Bay. It was the first time Barkley missed regular-season games in his career.
Engram, on the other hand, only missed one matchup. The third-year tight end didn’t suit up in the Week 6 Thursday night loss to the New England Patriots. Engram had been dealing with a sprained MCL suffered during the Week 5 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
The Giants have fielded the likes of Wayne Gallman, Elijhaa Penny, and undrafted rookie Jon Hilliman in Barkley’s place. The team only had Penny and Hilliman for the loss to New England, as Gallman sat with a concussion. Gallman should also be good to go for this Sunday’s game.
Veteran tight end Rhett Ellison started in Engram’s place against the Pats.
“Everybody else should be available,” Shurmur said, per Michael Eisen of the Giants official website. “We’ll see how that goes.”
The Giants will play host to the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. ET.