Ellison (finger) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Ellison was a limited participant in practice all week, but the injury apparently isn't too serious since he avoided being listed as questionable. The 29-year-old will again serve as the Giants' No. 2 tight end behind Evan Engram versus the Eagles.
Ellison was listed as a limited participant at Thursday's practice due to a finger injury.
Ellison has been limited in both of the Giants' practices to begin the week, though it's not believed that his status for Sunday's game against the Eagles is in any major jeopardy. While Ellison makes his greatest impact for the Giants as a blocker, he was surprisingly involved in the passing game during the Week 14 loss to the Cowboys, catching four of five targets for 20 yards and his second touchdown of the season.
Rookie first-round pick Evan Engram is the long-term heir to the starting role at the position and is likely to see more targets in Week 1, as Ellison has made his greatest impact as a run and pass blocker throughout his career, hauling in no more than 19 receptions or one touchdown in any of his previous five seasons as a member of the Vikings.
Ellison (calf) was cleared to practice at the beginning of training camp on Thursday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports.
Ellison was expected back for camp and he faced no hiccups in his recovery. He's likely near the tail end of the tight end depth chart and will need to beat out Matt LaCosse (knee) and Jerell Williams for a chance at a small role in the offense.
Ellison (calf) was able to run on the sidelines during June's mandatory minicamp, Paul Schwartz of The New York Post reports. "I anticipate him for training camp,'' head coach Ben McAdoo said.
Ellison sat out OTAs due to calf soreness so it's encouraging he was more active during minicamp. His issue never appeared to be all that serious in any case, but it still isn't certain if he'll be full speed when training camp rolls around next month.
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