Giants Get More Bad News With Evan Engram Injury update

Larry Rupp
The New York Giants got more bad news regarding tight end Evan Engram's injury update.
The New York Giants got more bad news regarding tight end Evan Engram's injury update. / Abbie Parr/Getty Images

The New York Giants will look to bounce back in Week 2 when they go on the road to take on the Washington Football Team on Thursday Night Football. They will have to do so without Evan Engram, though. The starting tight end has been ruled out for the second consecutive game with a calf injury.

Evan Engram Injury Update

Engram has not practiced with the team since he went down in the final preseason game. Head coach Joe Judge has reiterated that the young pass-catcher is making progress, but he simply isn't ready to return yet. Giants fans will have to wait and see if Engram is able to get back on the field in Week 3.

This is a big blow to the Giants' offense as Engram was one of Daniel Jones' favorite targets last season. In fact, the fifth-year pro led the team with 109 targets and finished the season with 654 receiving yards to go along with 1 touchdown.

Tight end Kyle Rudolph took over the starting role in Week 1 and hauled in 2 of his 5 targets for just 8 yards. The Giants face a tough task on Thursday night going up against a Washington defense that posted the third-best DVOA rating during the 2020 season.

The Giants are currently 3-point road underdogs with a moneyline price set at +144, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. They are also a long shot to win the NFC East division with odds set at +500.

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