Evan Engram was officially ruled out for Thursday night’s NY Giants vs. Washington Football Team, but other key players might also wind up sidelined
The NY Giants will be without at least one of their key offensive players on Thursday night against the NFC East rival Washington Football Team.
Pro Bowl tight end Evan Engram, who has not practiced since suffering a quad injury in Week 3 of the preseason, was officially listed as OUT on Wednesday’s injury report. In Engram’s absence, the NY Giants will likely turn to Kyle Rudolph and Kaden Smith to shoulder the load at tight end, as they did in the season opener against the Denver Broncos, last Sunday.
Offensive guard Shane Lemieux (knee) and linebacker/special teams gunner Cam Brown (hamstring) were also ruled OUT for Thursday night.
Meanwhile, running back Saquon Barkley (knee) is listed as questionable, after being projected as a limited participant during the NY Giants’ walkthrough practices this week.
Barkley expressed some trepidation following Sunday’s game about how his knee would respond, particularly to a short week, but the expectation following Tuesday’s practice was that he would suit up against Washington.
Presuming Barkley plays, the NY Giants will need much more production from the star running back, after he rushed for just 26 yards on 10 carries in Week 1.
The Giants and Washington Football Team kickoff at 8:20 p.m. on Thursday night at FedExField in Landover, Md.
Matt Lombardo is FanSided’s National NFL Insider and writes Between The Hash Marks each Wednesday. Email Matt: Matt.Lombardo@FanSided.com.