New York Giants tight end Evan Engram missed eight games last season with a foot injury. The injury lingered, as he seemed close to returning but never could get over the hump. With training camp starting and players taking physicals, Engram’s foot is now healthy and ready to go, per Newsday’s Tom Rock.
Engram also missed six games in 2018, as he dealt with a hamstring and sprained MCL. Engram has now played in 34 of a possible 48 games. That’s not great, but he is still young and the team doesn’t seem too intent on finding his replacement.
The Giants didn’t add any strong competition at receiver or tight end this off season despite multiple injuries for the starters on 2019. So, any injury to Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, Golden Tate or Saquon Barkley will end up giving Engram more targets. But, Engram is already one of the top targets on the team, so volume shouldn’t be a problem for him as it is.
Coming into camp healthy is a good sign and Engram is a high-upside tight end on a team that should pass the ball due to their overall below-average defense keeping them in pass mode. I’m not going to worry too much about his injury history as I pick my tight end for the 2020 season.