New York Giants tight end Evan Engram, wide receiver Golden Tate ruled out for Sunday afternoon’s matchup with the Green Bay Packers.
Looks like Big Blue will be very shorthanded heading into their Week 13 game this Sunday.
Additionally, Jabrill Peppers, Rhett Ellison, and Zak DeOssie will miss the game. The latter will sit for his first matchup since 2015 with wrist and knee injuries.
OUT for Sunday vs. Packers: WR Golden Tate (concussion), TE Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion), LS Zak DeOssie (back/wrist) and S Jabrill Peppers (back)
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Tate is still dealing with a concussion suffered in the 19-14 loss to the Chicago Bears last Sunday. The veteran sustained the setback during his 23-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. This will be Tate’s first missed game since he returned to action during Week 5. The league suspended him for the first four games due to a violation of the substance policy.
Engram, dealing with a mid-foot sprain, will miss his third consecutive game and fourth total this year. He additionally missed the Week 6 loss to the New England Patriots, the Week 10 loss to the New York Jets and last week’s loss to Chicago. Through eight games, the third-year pro has caught 44 balls for 467 yards and three touchdowns.
The second-string tight end Ellison will miss his second consecutive matchup with a concussion. Therefore, Scott Simonson and rookie Kaden Smith will man the tight end spot for the second week in a row.
Peppers, on the other hand, suffered a transverse process fracture in the loss to the Bears and could miss two more games after this matchup with the Green Bay Packers.
The shorthanded Giants will kick off against the Packers on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET at MetLife Stadium.