New York Giants tight end Evan Engram is reportedly expected to miss this Sunday’s game against the Jets with a mid-foot sprain.
For the second time this year, the New York Giants will be without their No. 1 tight end.
On Wednesday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN reported that Evan Engram is expected to miss this Sunday’s game against the New York Jets. Engram is dealing with a mid-foot sprain, one he suffered during Monday night’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys. He initially was going to be evaluated on a week-to-week basis, so it’s not 100% clear whether or not he’ll play after the Giants’ Week-11 BYE week.
“Timing works out,” Engram said, per Raanan. “So, rest this week and obviously get a lot of rest next week.”
Engram additionally missed the Week 6 loss to the New England Patriots back in October with an MCL sprain. Through eight games this season, the third-year tight end has caught 44 balls for 467 yards and three touchdowns.
In his absence, the Giants will rely on tight ends Rhett Ellison and Kaden Smith. However, neither option provides the speed, athleticism, or versatility that Engram always brings to the field. Therefore, the Giants’ offensive gameplan may need to be adjusted heading into Sunday’s matchup.
With this past Monday’s loss, Big Blue has dropped to 2-7 on the year. They’re currently in third place in the NFC East division behind the first-place Dallas Cowboys and second-place Philadelphia Eagles. Luckily, their opponent this week is even worse. The Jets are entering this game with a record of 1-7 and a most recent loss to the once-winless Miami Dolphins.