Giants TE Evan Engram says it’s ‘definitely possible’ he plays this week
It was a quiet Sunday in New York as the Jets traveled to Washington to face the Redskins and the Giants were on their much-needed bye week. The team’s top priority this week was to get their players healthy and ready to go in the coming days in hopes of playing in Week 12.
One of those injured Giants hoping to be well enough to play this week is Evan Engram who has been sidelined with a low-grade mid-foot sprain since Week 10.
According to Josh Alper of NBC Sports, although Engram did not take part in the Giants practice as they returned from their bye week, the tight end was able to remove his walking boot and calls the possibility of him playing in Week 12 “definitely possible”.
While Engram is obviously a key part of New York’s offense, there are a host of other star players that have yet to come off the injury report.
Saquon Barkley and Sterling Shepard are two others that would like to join Engram in playing in Week 12 as the running back is suffering from a shoulder injury and the receiver is still in the league’s concussion protocol.
Although the Giants’ hopes of playoff contention seemingly hopeless, sitting at 2-8, some in Chicago still feel as if there is some hope left for their team as New York will face a desperate Bears team.
While Daniel Jones has shown promise in his first season under center, the rookie will at the very least need some of his top weapons to suit up if the Giants want to avoid being dominated by the Chicago defense.