Giants' Tate, Peppers, Engram Ruled Out Against Packers

Rhett Ellison, Zak DeOssie Also Set To Miss Game

Alec Gearty
November 29, 2019 - 12:42 pm

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New York (2-9) dropped its seventh straight game last week, plummeting near the basement of the NFC East. They'll face the NFC North-leading Green Bay Packers without a handful of their key contributors. Safety Jabrill Peppers, wide receiver Golden Tate and tight end Evan Engram have been ruled out of the Week 13 contest with their respective injuries. 

Peppers and Tate sustained their injuries in the team's recent loss to the Bears on Nov. 24. 

The Giants wide receiver entered concussion protocol after his fourth-quarter touchdown catch. He entered concussion protocol and missed practice in the days leading up to the team's meeting with Green Bay. Tate has been limited in his first year with the Giants. He was suspended for the first four games of the season and tallied 450 yards and four touchdowns in his return to the team.

Peppers won't suit up due to a back injury he suffered earlier in the game. The 24-year old left in pain after he recorded a 40-yard punt return despite his plea to remain in the game during the dying moments of the first half. The team later revealed Peppers suffered a transverse process fracture in his back and would be evaluated weekly. Peppers had yet to miss a game since he was traded to New York in March. 

Engram, who last played on Nov. 4, will miss his third straight game with a foot injury. He was diagnosed with a mid-foot sprain and initially felt optimistic about a return following the Giants bye week. Kaden Smith primarily filled the void left by Engram against Chicago. He recorded 17 yards on five catches and added his first NFL touchdown. 

The Giants ruled out backup tight end Rhett Ellison (concussion) and long snapper Zak DeOssie (knee), as well. New York is set to place DeOssie, a member of the Giants since 2007, on injured reserve, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Shumur, however, wouldn't yet officially announce DeOssie's move to the IR, according to multiple reports.