Tue. Oct 20th, 2020

New York Giants should be healthier this week vs….

2 min read
Giants’ Evan Engram embracing key role, prepared...


The New York Giants played their most recent game — a 35-14 loss to the undefeated New England Patriots on Thursday — without their three most valuable play-makers on offense and are hoping that won’t have to repeat that challenge this week when they host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

“We’re 2-4 and we’re certainly going to welcome anyone back that can get healthy to play against Arizona,” Shurmur said on his Friday conference call.

“Everybody talked about the players that were injured and weren’t able to be with us last night, so yeah, I’m looking forward to getting everybody back. It’s a good thing when you’ve got a lot of healthy scratches when you put your 46-man (game day roster) together, so we’re looking forward to that. I think we’ll get through this weekend, and we’ve already started, but put all our effort into beating Arizona.”

Star running back Saquon Barkley (ankle) was thought to be ready for the New England game but was wisely held out again. He could conceivably return this week as it is within the four-to-eight week timeline originally set for him.

Sterling Shepard (concussion) has to clear the protocol as does backup running back Wayne Gallman. Shepard’s return could be a tricky one as this is his second concussion of the season.

Tight end Evan Engram has an MCL sprain and the Giants have not publicly put a time-frame on his return. It is not known if the injury is the “day-to-day” type or one that could keep him out multiple weeks.

At the minimum, the Giants should return either Barkley or Gallman to the lineup, but if they can’t, they will insert the recently signed Javorius Allen at running back.

As for Engram and Shepard, we will find out more as the week goes on. The Giants have some depth at those positions – Golden Tate, Cody Latimer and Darius Slayton at wideout and Rhett Ellison and Garrett Dickerson at tight end.

Giants should be healthier this week vs. Cardinals

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Social Share Buttons and Icons powered by Ultimatelysocial