Engram's $6.01 million salary for 2021 became fully guaranteed Wednesday, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Engram will be working under a fifth-year option, which was guaranteed for injury only until the start of the league year at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday. He's still one of the fastest tight ends in the league, but between injuries, drops and poor blocking, Engram hasn't lived up to his first-round billing. The Giants could eventually give tight end Kaden Smith more snaps if Engram's 2020 woes carry over to 2021.
Engram caught two of his four targets for 17 yards during Sunday's 23-19 win over the Cowboys.
Engram tied for second on the team in targets, though his four looks were well behind team-leader Sterling Shepard's 10. He recorded a long gain of 14 yards but managed a short pickup with his other grab and later dropped a pass on what could've been a big play. Engram was held to 35 yards or less in nine of his 16 appearances this season but still finishes with 654 yards, one touchdown and a Pro Bowl nod. Moreover, he could find himself playing in the postseason if the Eagles defeat Washington on Sunday night.
Engram (calf) isn't on the injury report for Sunday's game against Dallas, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Neither is wideout Sterling Shepard (rib), but slot man Golden Tate (calf) is listed as doubtful. The Giants' struggling passing game will likely go through Engram, Shepard and Darius Slayton, just as it has all season.
Engram (calf) was limited at Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Engram has made it through a season relatively unscathed for the first time in four years as a pro, but he hurt his left ankle in the fourth quarter of this past Sunday's defeat at Baltimore. So far this week, his practice reps have been capped, but Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com noted Engram seemed to be "more involved" Thursday than he was at Wednesday's session. Friday's practice report will provide a sense of Engram's odds to play Sunday versus the Cowboys.
Engram (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
During the media-access portion of the practice, Engram was spotted working out on the side with trainers, according to Dan Duggan of The Athletic. Engram evidently increased his activity behind the scenes, and the Giants appear optimistic about his chances of suiting up Sunday against the Cowboys. The tight end will still likely need to upgrade to full participation in practice by Friday to avoid taking a designation into the Week 17 contest.
Engram (ankle) is slated to practice in some capacity Wednesday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Head coach Joe Judge has expressed a degree of optimism that Engram will be able to play Sunday against the Cowboys, a notion supported by the tight end's presence on the practice field Wednesday. Engram suffered the ankle injury late in last week's loss to the Ravens, finishing the day with 70 yards from scrimmage on eight touches.
Coach Joe Judge said Monday that he's "optimistic" about the health of Engram (ankle), but he noted that the tight end still has to meet with team doctors, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
Engram injured his left ankle in the fourth quarter of last Sunday's 27-13 loss to Baltimore, hauling in seven of 10 targets for 65 yards before leaving the field. The 26-year-old is just one game away from logging the first full season of his career, but it looks like he can't be considered a lock to suit up for Sunday's upcoming must-win game against the Cowboys. Kaden Smith will work as the Giants' top tight end if Engram can't go.
Engram (ankle) secured seven of 10 targets for 65 yards during Sunday's 27-13 loss to Baltimore. He went down holding his left ankle late in the fourth quarter, per Madelyn Burke of WFAN.
Engram attracted double-digit targets for the fourth time this season, tying his second-greatest receiving output of the campaign with his 65-yard Week 16 performance. He and Sterling Shepard were the clear top targets along with Darius Slayton, and there's reason to believe that trend will continue given Engram's average of 7.6 targets per game over his past five outings. The first-time Pro Bowl tight end did seemingly hurt his ankle in the late stages of Sunday's loss, and that will be a situation to monitor as the Giants progress toward their regular-season finale against the Cowboys.
Engram (calf) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
The calf issue limited Engram's participation in Wednesday's practice and throughout the Giants' sessions last week, but his return to full activity Thursday clears the way for the tight end to play Sunday in Baltimore. Engram's 95 targets on the season are good for third among all tight ends this season, but a poor 6.0 yards per target average has diminished some of the value of all those looks he's received.
Engram was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice with a calf injury, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
The same injury limited him in practice last week, but he suited up for the Giants' loss to the Browns without issue. As such, there's no real reason to worry about Engram's status for Week 16 as long as he can continue logging at least limited participation in practices.
Engram caught four of seven targets for 46 yards Sunday against the Browns.
He was nursing a calf injury heading into the game, but it didn't seem to affect his workload. He'll remain involved in the offense, but there's not a ton to go around given the state of quarterback play.
Engram (calf) is listed as active Sunday versus the Browns, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
As was expected, Engram will be out there after injuring his knee at Friday's practice, which led to a questionable designation for Week 15. Kaden Smith (knee) also is available for when the Giants utilize two-TE sets, but Engram is the pass catcher of the position group. While he has just three games of more than 60 yards this season, Engram draws a Cleveland defense that has conceded the fifth-most touchdowns (nine) to tight ends this season.
Engram (calf) is expected to play Sunday against the Browns, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
The Giants needed a bit of good news after it was reported earlier in the day Daniel Jones (hamstring/ankle) was unlikely to start the marquee matchup Sunday night against the Browns. Engram popped up on the injury report late in the week with a calf injury, but the 26-year-old tight end certainly seems to be trending in the right direction to play. Engram is on pace to set career highs in receptions and receiving yards despite an inefficient season overall.
Engram was added to the Giants' injury report Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Cleveland with a calf injury, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
The timing suggests Engram got hurt during practice Thursday or Friday, leaving his availability in question for Sunday's contest. Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (hamstring/ankle) and backup tight end Kaden Smith (knee) also are listed as questionable. There are a lot of variables to sort out, and a late kickoff (8:20 p.m. ET) won't make things any easier on Engram's fantasy managers.
Engram caught two of his four targets for 18 yards against the Cardinals on Sunday.
The Giants offense was bad generally, and all the pass catchers were dragged down by it. Engram should continue to see regular targets and is capable of making big plays when he's not dropping passes or inadvertently tipping them to defenders.
Engram recorded four receptions on eight targets for 32 yards in Week 13 against the Seahawks.
Engram led the Giants in targets and yards, but he was limited in opportunity given that Colt McCoy attempted only 22 passes. Engram worked exclusively in short areas of the field, as his longest reception went for 11 yards. Although the team still managed to earn a victory, Engram also had a key error as a pass directed his way deep in Seahawks territory bounced off his hands and resulted in a turnover. If Daniel Jones (hamstring) remains out for Week 14 against Arizona, Engram and the rest of the Giants' pass catchers will likely remain unreliable.
Engram caught six of nine targets for 129 yards and lost a fumble during Sunday's 19-17 win over the Bengals.
Engram nearly doubled his previous season high in receiving yardage thanks in large part to a season-long 53-yard gain. He also tied his high mark for receptions as he accounted for over half the team's receiving output on the day. The majority of Engram's production came before Daniel Jones (hamstring) suffered an injury and, despite next Sunday's inviting matchup with a porous Seahawks pass defense, his fantasy value could suffer if Colt McCoy starts under center.
Engram secured two of his three targets for 15 receiving yards during Sunday's 27-17 win against the Eagles.
The receiving corps ruled the roost for New York on Sunday, as Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate finished first, second and third on the team in targets, amassing 13 combined receptions for 184 yards. Engram endured a quiet outing after logging five or more catches in each of his preceding three appearances entering Sunday, as he had amassed 16 receptions for 155 yards and a touchdown on a plentiful 29 targets Weeks 7 through 9. Following the Giants' bye, Engram will face a Bengals defense Nov. 29 that has so far surrendered the third-most receiving yards to opposing tight ends on the season (583).
Engram caught five of his 10 targets for 48 receiving yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 23-20 win against Washington.
Engram got out to an inconsistent start to the 2020 campaign, posting an impressive 65-yard outing Week 2 against the Bears, but otherwise recording 35 or fewer receiving yards in five of his first six outings of the season. The fourth-year tight end has been much more consistent with 5.3 catches and 51.7 receiving yards per game over his past three outings, plus he finally broke through with his first TD of 2020 against Washington on Sunday. With it still yet to be determined if Golden Tate (coach's decision) will earn his way back into the coaching staff's graces after his disgruntled comments regarding his offensive role last week, Engram may be more likely to keep up his steady target share Week 10 against Philadelphia.
Engram caught five of 10 targets for 61 yards in Monday night's 25-23 loss to the Buccaneers. He also rushed once for nine yards.
Engram rebounded relatively well from his costly drops in Week 7's defeat. In fact, the tight end made a season-long catch of 30 yards, and earlier came very close to scoring his first receiving touchdown of the campaign. The 26-year-old has now seen at least nine targets in consecutive weeks, helping him post two of his three best yardage totals to date. That uptick in production bodes well ahead of Sunday's game against Washington.
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|2||Sun 09/20||@ CHI||L 13-17||6||65||10.8||22||0|
|3||Sun 09/27||vs SF||L 9-36||3||22||7.3||9||0|
|4||Sun 10/04||@ LAR||L 9-17||6||35||5.8||12||0|
|6||Sun 10/18||vs WAS||W 20-19||2||30||15.0||21||0|
|7||Thu 10/22||@ PHI||L 21-22||6||46||7.7||17||0|
|8||Mon 11/02||vs TB||L 23-25||5||61||12.2||30||0|
|9||Sun 11/08||@ WAS||W 23-20||5||48||9.6||16||1|
|10||Sun 11/15||vs PHI||W 27-17||2||15||7.5||11||0|
|12||Sun 11/29||@ CIN||W 19-17||6||129||21.5||53||0|
|13||Sun 12/06||@ SEA||W 17-12||4||32||8.0||11||0|
|14||Sun 12/13||vs ARI||L 7-26||2||18||9.0||14||0|
|15||Sun 12/20||vs CLE||L 6-20||4||46||11.5||24||0|
|16||Sun 12/27||@ BAL||L 13-27||7||65||9.3||15||0|
|17||Sun 01/03||vs DAL||W 23-19||2||17||8.5||14||0|
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