Tight finish Evan Engram has been probably the most sturdy gamers for the Giants this summer season, enduring coaching camp with out lacking a beat. Coming off a season during which he performed in all 16 video games for the primary time in his four-year profession, Engram was efficiently shaking the injury-bug label that caught to him in his earlier years.
Engram, although, didn’t make it out of his first preseason motion, as he was pressured out of Sunday night time’s 22-20 loss to the Patriots at MetLife Stadium with a left calf damage. Given the character of calf accidents — they have a tendency to linger — this could possibly be a difficult growth for the Giants, as they open the common season in two weeks with a house recreation in opposition to the Broncos.
Engram had three catches for 22 yards earlier than he left the sector.
Receiver Darius Slayton departed within the second quarter with accidents to his foot and ankle and didn’t return. Slayton had one catch for six yards and likewise a drop of a well-thrown ball by Jones within the first quarter.
“I’d say you speak to the gamers, they’re all very optimistic,’’ coach Joe Choose stated of Engram and Slayton, “however we’ll see the place they’re at.’’
Backup QB Mike Glennon hit WR Alex Bachman for a 12-yard landing within the fourth quarter. Glennon tossed a 43-yard landing move to Damion Willis with eight seconds remaining to drag the Giants inside two factors, however the two-point conversion failed when Glennon’s move to Dante Pettis fell incomplete.
FB Eli Penny within the second half had runs of 15 and 14 yards in opposition to the Patriots second-team protection. … OLB Trent Harris, making a push to make the roster, had a sack of rookie QB Mac Jones. … Okay Graham Gano missed a 41-yard field-goal try within the third quarter. Gano missed just one area objective strive in 2020. … Veteran offensive linemen Ted Larsen, attempting to make the workforce as a backup guard/middle, limped off the sector with 3:57 remaining.
Choose wore a crimson U.S.Marines hat, honoring the troopers who died this previous week in Afghanistan. For the coin toss, Nick Gates wore a Marines hat, Jabrill Peppers wore an Military hat and Blake Martinez wore a Navy hat. “We coach and play a recreation,’’ Choose stated. “It’s essential to maintain that in perspective. The fact is, it’s critical to us as a result of it’s a critical enterprise. We’re paid very handsomely to go on the market and do a job. However on the finish of the day it’s a recreation, it’s leisure. Now, they’re taking part in life and loss of life. It’s essential we keep very grateful and acknowledge what they’re doing each day.’’
The Giants displayed a video tribute early within the second quarter in reminiscence of Jim Fassel, the previous Giants head coach, who handed away June 7 on the age of 71. Fassel’s household was in attendance for the sport.