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Giants’ roster moves: Evan Engram placed on IR

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Giants add wide receiver David Sills to 53-man roster

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The season is over for tight end Evan Engram as the New York Giants have placed the talented but often-injured third-year player on tight end. Engram, who has been dealing wih a foot injury, has not played since Week 9.

Engram, the Giants’ first-round pick in 2017, has yet to play a full season. He played in only 11 games a year ago and once this season ends will have played in only 34 of 48 regular-season games with the Giants.

Engram will finish the season with career lows in receptions (44), yards (467) and yards per catch (10.6).

The Giants have to decide this offseason whether or not to pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. That is estimated to be $6 million.

Wide receiver David Sills was signed off the practice squad to take Engram’s place on the roster. Sills, 6-foot-3, 211 pounds has spent the entire season on the Giants’ practice squad. A rookie, he joined the Giants after being cut by the Buffalo Bills at the end of the preseason.

The Giants filled Sills’ practice squad spot by adding offensive tackle Nate Wozniak, 6-10 and 280 pounds from the University of Minnesota, Wozniak entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the New Orleans Saints in 2018, spending the entire season on their practice squad. He was briefly with the Minnesota Vikings this summer and did short stints on the practice squads of the Atlanta Falcons and the Saints.