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Evan Engram

Evan Engram

Tight End #88
ADP:Round: 6, Pick: 10
Team: New York Giants
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 236 lb.
College:Mississippi
Age:25
Born:September 2, 1994
Drafted:2017 / Rd. 1 (23)
Draft Team:NYG

Evan Engram: Giants pick up fifth-year option

The Giants are picking up Engram's (foot) fifth-year option for 2021.

Analysis: The 25-year-old missed eight games last season and underwent surgery to address the Lisfranc injury in his left foot in December, but it's not a surprise to see the Giants elect to pick up the option for 2021. Engram finished the season with 44 catches for 467 yards and three touchdowns prior to being shut down, and he figures to be one of Daniel Jones' top targets in 2020. Engram was seen running on a treadmill Wednesday as he continues his recovery from the procedure.

April 29, 2020 6:57 PM EST

Evan Engram: Seen running on treadmill

Engram (foot) was spotted running on a treadmill Wednesday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: It's unclear whether Engram is still using his walking boot in non-workouts, but regardless this is a positive progression in Engram's rehab from a late-December Lisfranc surgery to his left foot. The speedy tight end is still waiting word whether his fifth-year option will be picked up, although it seems like all but a foregone conclusion the 2017 first-round pick will be extended given his immense production through three seasons.

April 29, 2020 11:57 AM EST

Evan Engram: Still using walking boot

Engram (foot) remains in a walking boot and isn't expected to practice until training camp, Ryan Dunleavy of the NY Post reports.

Analysis: Engram had surgery Dec. 20 to address a Lisfranc injury in his left foot, and while he said the ligament wasn't completely torn, he nonetheless faces a lengthy rehab process. The 23rd overall pick from the 2017 draft has averaged 4.5 catches for 51.9 yards and 0.35 touchdowns per game through three seasons, playing in 34 of a possible 48 contests. The Giants have a couple months before they need to decide on a fifth-year option, but it should be an easy enough decision to do so at the expected price of approximately $6 million. Fellow Giants tight end Rhett Ellison (concussion) reportedly is considering retirement, while Kaden Smith could be in the mix for the No. 2 job after he caught 30 of 42 targets for 267 yards and three TDs over the final six weeks of 2019. With a new coaching staff in place, the Giants can start their offseason program as soon as Apr. 6.

February 28, 2020 8:36 AM EST

Evan Engram: Eyeing return for offseason program

Engram (foot) said Monday that he expects to make a full recovery from the surgery he required earlier this month and return to full activity for the start of the Giants' offseason program this spring, Bob Glauber of Newsday reports.

Analysis: Engram confirmed that his left foot surgery entailed repairing the Lisfranc ligament, though the tight end indicated he wasn't dealing with a "full-blown tear." While that bodes well for Engram's chances of bouncing back from the procedure, he'll likely need to showcase better health in 2020 in order to make a serious case for a lucrative contract extension. Engram has missed 13 games due to lower-body injuries the past two seasons and isn't a surefire bet to have his fifth-year option exercised this spring.

December 30, 2019 12:26 PM EST

Evan Engram: Surgery on tap Friday

Engram will undergo surgery Friday to repair the Lisfranc injury in his left foot, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Analysis: Placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Engram finished his third pro season with 44 catches (on 68 targets) for 467 yards and three touchdowns. Considering the extent of his injury wasn't divulged until Wednesday, it's no surprise he was unable to get back on the field after picking it up Week 9 against the Cowboys. Engram told Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site that he expects to be "more than ready" by training camp, but it remains to be seen whether his activity in the offseason program will be impacted.

December 18, 2019 10:16 AM EST

Evan Engram: Done for season

The Giants placed Engram (foot) on injured reserve Tuesday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Though he appeared close to returning to game action on a couple occasions, Engram was never able to move past the left foot he first sprained in a Nov. 4 loss to the Cowboys. Engram will end up having played in only eight games, finishing his third NFL season with 44 catches for 467 yards and three touchdowns on 68 targets. Engram's absence for the Giants' final two games should allow rookie Kaden Smith to act as the Giants' top pass-catching tight end, while blocking specialist Rhett Ellison could also have a more pronounced role if he's able to clear the NFL's concussion protocol.

December 17, 2019 12:50 PM EST

Evan Engram: Ruled out for Week 15

Engram (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Engram was seemingly on track to return to action for the second straight week, but as was the case in Week 14, he ultimately will not be able to take the field.

December 13, 2019 9:01 AM EST

Evan Engram: Not on track to play Week 15

Engram (foot) is not expected to play Sunday against the Dolphins, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The 2017 first-round pick has worked as a limited practice participant this week and hasn't appeared to suffer a setback, but he apparently hasn't progressed enough from the left foot sprain to make returning from the four-game absence worth the risk. Engram's availability will receive further clarity when the Giants release their official injury report Friday, but at this point his status is trending in the wrong direction.

December 13, 2019 6:44 AM EST

Evan Engram: Not on track to play Week 15

Engram (foot) is not expected to play Sunday against the Dolphins, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The 2017 first-round pick has worked as a limited practice participant this week and hasn't appeared to suffer a setback, but he apparently hasn't progressed enough from the left foot sprain to make returning from the four-game absence worth the risk. Engram's availability will receive further clarity when the Giants release their official injury report Friday, but at this point his status is trending in the wrong direction.

December 13, 2019 6:41 AM EST

Evan Engram: Remains limited at practice

Engram (foot) was limited at practice Thursday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Back-to-back limited sessions are encouraging with regard to the tight end's Week 15 status, but Engram would likely have to practice fully Friday in order to approach Sunday's game against the Dolphins minus an injury designation.

December 12, 2019 9:52 AM EST

Evan Engram: In line to practice Thursday

Engram (foot) will attempt to practice Thursday according to coach Pat Shurmur, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Engram logged a limited session Wednesday, but presumably needs to log a full workload at least one day if he intends to gain clearance to suit up for the first time since Week 9. It appears he's ont he right track, but stay tuned for the official practice report.

December 12, 2019 7:26 AM EST

Evan Engram: Officially limited Wednesday

Engram (foot) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Engram was listed as limited last week before being ruled out for a fifth consecutive game, the result of a mid-foot sprain. Consequently, he may have to elevate to full participation by week's end in order to gain clearance from the Giants' training staff.

December 11, 2019 10:28 AM EST

Evan Engram: Sitting out Wednesday's practice

Engram (foot) isn't participating in Wednesday's practice, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Analysis: Engram's absence from the Giants' first practice of Week 15 comes as little surprise after he expressed some uncertainty over the weekend about his ability to play again this season. The tight end doesn't look like a good bet to suit up Sunday against the Dolphins, though the Giants will likely wait and see if he's able to resume practice in some fashion by Friday before ruling on his status for the game.

December 11, 2019 8:15 AM EST

Evan Engram: Non-committal on 2019 return

Engram (foot), who has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Eagles, expressed uncertainty about his ability to play again in 2019, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. "I'm going to try my best [to return] in the final three weeks [of the season]," Engram said.

Analysis: After Engram opened this week as a limited participant in practice, initial reports suggested the tight end was on track to put an end to his three-game absence, but his condition apparently took a turn for the worse Saturday. Engram was a spectator for the Giants' final practice of Week 14, ensuring he would be sidelined for yet another game. While Engram indicated that he didn't experience a setback, it's clear the foot injury isn't allowing to move around at full speed just yet. With little on the line at this point in the season for the 2-10 Giants, Engram may not be pushed to play unless both he and the organization are confident that he's 100 percent healthy.

December 8, 2019 6:10 AM EST

Evan Engram: Will not play Monday

Engram (foot) has been ruled out prior to Monday's game against the Eagles, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: It's a disappointing outcome for Engram fantasy owners, as comments from head coach Pat Shurmur on Friday seemed to indicate the star tight end would be available. Instead, it'll be another start for rookie Kaden Smith, as nominal backup Rhett Ellison was also ruled out as he continues to deal with concussion-like symptoms.

December 7, 2019 9:26 AM EST

Evan Engram: May not be healthy yet

Engram (foot) was on the sideline during the portion of practice available to the media, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: This is certainly a troubling development after head coach Pat Shurmur suggested the tight end appeared poised to make his return from a Week 9 foot injury, although the Giants have not officially listed Engram's game-time status for Monday's contest. Fantasy owners should check in prior to the team's official injury report which should come later Saturday afternoon.

December 7, 2019 7:47 AM EST

Evan Engram: Remains limited at practice

Engram (foot) logged another limited practice Friday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Coach Pat Shurmur expects the tight end to return for Monday's game in Philadelphia, likely working with quarterback Eli Manning for the first time since Week 2. The Giants also expect to have Golden Tate (concussion) back in the lineup, while Daniel Jones (ankle) isn't likely to play. Engram returned to practice earlier this week.

December 6, 2019 9:56 AM EST

Evan Engram: On track to play Monday

Head coach Pat Shurmur said Friday morning that "all indications are (Engram) will be ready to go" for Monday's game against the Eagles, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Engram has not played since injuring his foot in Week 9, but he was able to practice Thursday for the first time since suffering the injury, and is on track to return to action in Week 14.

December 6, 2019 7:59 AM EST

Evan Engram: Puts in limited practice

Engram (foot) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Engram has missed the Giants' last three games with a strained left foot, but he expressed optimism earlier this week that he would put an end to his streak of absences Monday in Philadelphia. The tight end's ability to take some practice reps in the Giants' first session of Week 14 offers early encouragement that he'll be able to achieve his goal, though he may need to put in a full workout Friday or Saturday for the Giants to sign off on him playing. If Engram suits up Monday, he'll be catching passes from Eli Manning, who is slated to start for the first time since Week 2 with rookie signal-caller Daniel Jones (ankle) considered highly unlikely to play.

December 5, 2019 9:45 AM EST

Evan Engram: Expects to play Monday

Engram (foot) said Wednesday that he expects to be available for Monday's tilt against the Eagles, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: Engram reportedly returned to practice Wednesday, which would signify a tangible step forward in his recovery. More clarity on his status will come when the Giants' first injury report of the week is released Thursday. If Engram is indeed able to retake the field Week 14 he'll catch passes from veteran signal-caller Eli Manning, according to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, with rookie quarterback Daniel Jones nursing a high-ankle sprain.

December 4, 2019 9:30 AM EST

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