New York Giants tight ends Evan Engram and Rhett Ellison will not suit up against the Chicago Bears this Sunday afternoon.
Big Blue will be depleted at the tight end position heading into their matchup with the Chicago Bears this Sunday. According to New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur, Evan Engram and Rhett Ellison will both be sidelined for the game.
Engram is still nursing a mid-foot sprain that caused him to miss the team’s previous game against the New York Jets. Ellison, on the other hand, was diagnosed with a concussion after that Nov. 10 matchup and is still dealing with that setback.
Pat Shurmur confirmed tight ends Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion) will not play Sunday in Chicago.
— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) November 22, 2019
This will be Engram’s third missed game of the year. An MCL sprain sidelined him for the team’s Week 6 loss to the New England Patriots. It’s unclear if he’ll miss any time past this weekend.
In his third year in the pros, Engram has caught 44 balls for 467 yards and three touchdowns. At the moment, he’s the team’s leading receiver.
Ellison will miss his first game of the year, having appeared in each of the team’s initial 10 matchups. Thus far in 2019, he’s caught 18 balls for 167 yards and one score. Ellison has also been utilized somewhat on special teams, as he’s been on the field for 69 snaps in those situations.
With the Nos. 1 and 2 tight ends out right now, the Giants are left with Kaden Smith and the recently re-signed Scott Simonson. At 2-8, they’ll need a big win in Chicago to find themselves back on track. They’ve lost their previous six games, with their last victory coming on Sept. 29.
New York and the Bears will kick off this Sunday at Soldier Field at 1 p.m. ET.