New York Giants tight end Evan Engram has recovered from all of his injuries and now he is excited about the new season. Engram, the 23rd overall pick of the 2017 NFL draft, has played in 34 games in three season but last year he was limited to only eight games due to multiple injuries.
The 25-year-old right end was hampered by a knee injury early in the season -- returned to play -- but his season was over after he hurt his foot. "I feel great," Engram said, per the team's website. "I've had a very blessed off-season.
I've been working my butt off in rehab and getting back. Right now, I am just going out and doing everything I can for the team and what practice is with the trainers. I'm not really worried about what all the other people are saying.
I can only control what's in front of me each and every day. That's coming in, working hard during training camp and learning this offense and being a good teammate and a good leader."
Engram full of praise for Giants medical staff
"It was an adjustment," Engram said.
"Just being comfortable up here with our facilities and our trainers and then everything going south and shutting down. Our training staff did a good job of making connections where I was at, I was in Atlanta. I got set up with a rehab facility not too far from my house, so I was able to kind of pick back up.
They were able to pick up all the details that I needed, things that I needed, and we were able to keep things in motion. We definitely had to make some adjustments, but our training staff here did a great job helping me stay on track."
The Giants have a new coaching staff, led by Joe Judge, who replaced Pat Shurmur this offseason. The Giants also brought in long-time Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, who is now the offensive coordinator for the team.
Engram is excited to be back on the field and trying to learn the new offensive scheme. "I had my mind set," Engram said. "I had a very strong, very aggressive rehab. Each and every day, I was trying to find ways to get better.
Right now, I am blessed to be back out there running around with my teammates. I'm having fun running around catching the ball and learning offense and getting ready for this new season."