Odell Beckham Jr.’s departure from the Giants brought abundant speculation: Who will be Eli Manning’s go-to target? Who will provide a deep threat and get behind the defense?
Evan Engram is perhaps the Giant best equipped to answer those questions.
“We are kind of past all of that,” the tight end said Tuesday as he sat out the Giants’ organized team activity with a balky hamstring, an injury not considered serious and expected to be healed in time for training camp next month. “We have a job to do and when these Sundays get here, let’s go out and perform. I am eager to get out there and compete with the guys that we have. I know we are going to be successful.”
The 2017 first-round pick out of Mississippi burst onto the scene his rookie season, catching 64 passes for 722 yards and six touchdowns. Engram, however, endured a frustrating 2018 season, as knee and hamstring injuries held him to 45 receptions, 577 yards and three touchdowns in just 11 games. Even when healthy, Engram was at times an afterthought in coach Pat Shurmur’s offense, and his playing time decreased.