New York Giants tight end Evan Engram holds onto the ball after making a one-handed catch next to Oakland Raiders linebacker Nicholas Morrow (50) in the fourth quarter at Oakland Coliseum on Dec 3, 2017.

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Giants' Engram Out Of Concussion Protocol

Second-Year TE On Target To Play In Season Opener

September 05, 2018 - 2:53 pm
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By WFAN.com

The Giants have a difficult matchup to open up the 2018 season, as New York will welcome the Jacksonville Jaguars and their top-ranked defense to MetLife Stadium Sunday.

However Eli Manning should have his full arsenal of offensive weapons to use come Sunday, something that did not seem certain last week.

Giants tight end Evan Engram is out of the concussion protocol and is now on target to play in the team's season opener.

Engram suffered the concussion during the Giants' third preseason game against the New York Jets. The second-year tight end was hit by two Jets defenders, and was almost immediately diagnossed with a concussion.

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After being a limited participant in practice last week and again on Monday, Engram took part in the team's Wednesday morning walk-through and is expected to fully participate in the afternoon practice.

Engram racked up 64 receptions for 722 yards and six touchdowns in his rookie campaign last year.

The tight end out of Ole Miss looks set to play a significant role in New York's new offense under Pat Shurmur. The new head coach plans on using more two-tight end sets this year, and will likely use Engram all over the field to try to create more mismatches for both him and his teammates.