Engram (ribs) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Redskins, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports. Although he avoided any fractures in his ribs, Engram was held out of practice all week and seemingly never stood much chance to play in the season finale. Rhett Ellison and Jerell Adams will take over at tight end this weekend, while Engram finishes his campaign with one of the better stat lines by a rookie tight end in recent memory, though he needed 115 targets to get to 64 catches for 722 yards and six scores. While clearly locked in as a big part of the Giants' future, Engram will have a tough time wrangling 7.7 targets per game next season unless the team deals with another onslaught of injuries to its receiving corps. His projected 2018 value is difficult to gauge, as the Giants will enter the offseason without a clear starting quarterback for the first time since 2004.
Engram (ribs) did not participate in Friday's practice, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Engram injured his ribs in last week's loss to the Cardinals, and it appears likely the setback will cut short his rookie season. The Giants will reveal Engram's official status for Week 17 after Friday's session comes to a close.
Engram (ribs) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice. As he recovers from bruised and sore ribs on his left side, Engram has yet to practice this week. However, he fit in some work on an elliptical bike Thursday, a sign he's attempting to gain clearance from the team's training staff. Friday's practice will mark his last shot to make an impression on the team in advance of Sunday's game against the Redskins.
Engram (ribs) wasn't taking part in team drills during the portion of Thursday's practice made available to the media and was instead working out on a bike, Dan Duggan of NJ.com reports. Engram was listed as a non-participant in the Giants' first practice of the week when he was also restricted to bike work, so it appears he'll go down as a DNP again when the team releases its Thursday injury report. Since Engram is merely dealing with bruising to his ribcage than any sort of fracture, he's hopeful to suit up in the Giants' season finale against the Redskins, but he may need to practice in some capacity Friday in order for that to happen.
Engram (ribs), who didn't practice Wednesday, is hopeful that he'll play Sunday against the Redskins, Dan Duggan of NJ.com reports. Engram was knocked out of the Week 16 loss to Arizona due to a rib injury. On Wednesday, he confirmed reports that his X-rays returned negative earlier this week and that he's merely dealing with bruising and discomfort within the ribs on his left side. In order to achieve his goal of suiting up this weekend, Engram would be best served with an appearance in practice Thursday and/or Friday, at which point the Giants will determine his potential availability for the season finale.
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