The New York Giants head to Foxboro tomorrow to take on the 5-0 New England Patriots. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like quarterback Daniel Jones will have any of his top weapons for the game.
The Giants have officially ruled out star tight end Evan Engram. He had previously been listed as doubtful for the game.
Engram is the Giants’ leading receiver in all major categories. The third-year tight end leads the team with 33 receptions for 373 yards and two touchdowns.
He suffered a knee injury against the Minnesota Vikings earlier this week.
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Engram isn’t the only important weapon that the Giants will be missing though. Pro Bowl running back Saquon Barkley and top wideout Sterling Shepard are also out for the game.
The Giants were only able to put up 10 points at home this past week without Barkley. Not having Shepard and Engram against the vaunted Patriots defense may make getting first downs nearly impossible.
In the interim, Engram’s absence probably means that veteran tight end Rhett Ellison gets the starting nod. While his numbers won’t blow anyone away, he has a serviceable 10.0 yards per reception since 2012.
The Giants-Patriots game will take place at 8:20 p.m. EST and will air on NFL Network.