Giants Rule Evan Engram, Sterling Shepard Out For Jets Game

Alex Greenberg
November 08, 2019 - 12:43 pm

The Giants and Jets are getting set to determine which team is slightly less bad than the other.

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Both teams are struggling heavily this year. Combined, the Jets and Giants have a record of 3-14, but someone has to win this coming weekend, unless, of course, the game ends in a tie.

If the Giants are going to win, they’ll have to do so without two key players. The team has officially ruled Evan Engram and Sterling Shepard out for Sunday’s clash at MetLife Stadium.

Sterling Shepard misses out with a concussion that has been bothering him for much of the season. He took part in non-contact parts of practice, but the medical staff understandably don’t want to rush someone back who is suffering from a concussion.

Engram picked up a foot injury during the 37-18 loss to the Cowboys on Monday. The injury doesn’t seem to be major. It’s just a sore foot, and Engram might have been able to play if the Giants weren’t on a short week following their appearance on Monday Night Football.

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The absences of both players will leave Daniel Jones without his two top options in the passing game. The 25-year-old Engram leads the Giants in receptions (44), receiving yards (467) and touchdowns (3) in 2019.

Rhett Ellison and Kaden Smith are next on the depth chart and should see an uptick in action with Engram sidelined.