Engram caught all seven of his targets for 67 yards and a score against the Cowboys on Sunday night.
The Giants offense was terrible all game, but a blown coverage in the end zone by the Cowboys in garbage time salvaged Engram's day. There's a lot of talent in the Giants offense, but the usage tree is fairly narrow -- only Odell Beckham, Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard and Engram see regular looks, so there should be enough to go around.
Engram (concussion), who has been medically cleared, shed his non-contact jersey Wednesday.
The Giants' top tight end is thus in line to play Sunday against the Jaguars. While that's not an optimal Week 1 matchup for Engram, given the tenacity of Jacksonville's defense, he approaches the season as a key cog in his team's offense, along with wideouts Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard and promising rookie running back Saquon Barkley.
Engram (concussion) sported a red (non-contact) jersey during Monday's practice, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
On the plus side, Engram participated in individual drills Monday, which is a positive indicator, but the non-contact jersey suggests that the tight end remains in the NFL's concussion protocol. Added clarity regarding his Week 1 status should arrive no later than Wednesday, upon the release of the Giants' first regular-season practice/injury report.
Though Engram (concussion) didn't practice Sunday, he was present for the session, Tom Rock of Newsday reports.
Per the report, Engram did some light running, which is a positive indicator with regard to his Week 1 status. It's pretty certain that Engram won't play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Patriots, but the tight end should have ample time to gain medical clearance to play in advance of the team's Sept. 9 season opener against the Jaguars.
Engram won't return to Friday's game against the Jets after suffering a concussion.
Engram was crunched by two Jets players after making a catch and went down holding his head before being escorted to the locker room by training staff. He'll enter the concussion protocol and figures to be out for several days as he works his way back. He ends the day with three receptions for 23 yards. Look for Jerell Adams to see some extra snaps now that Engram is sidelined.
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