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Giants vs. Washington Football Team injury news: Evan Engram, Shane Lemieux, Cam Brown OUT vs. Washington

Giants will be without two offensive starters and a key special teams player on Thursday night

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The New York Giants will be without a trio of key players on Thursday night when they face the Washington Football Team at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Tight end Evan Engram (calf), left guard Shane Lemieux (knee) and linebacker/special teamer Cam Brown (hamstring) have all been ruled out.

Running back Saquon Barkley (knee) is listed as questionable.

Engram will miss his second straight game. He originally injured his calf in the final preseason game vs. the New England Patriots. Engram went through a lengthy workout on the field Sunday prior to the game against the Denver Broncos and appeared to be running well. Apparently, though, Engram has not made enough progress to be deemed ready to play on Thursday.

Lemieux has been trying to play through a partially torn patellar tendon suffered in the first week of training camp. The 2020 fifth-round pick did little during camp, then played only 17 snaps on Sunday against Denver. Ben Bredeson played 44 snaps at left guard, and will likely get the call in Lemieux’s place.

Brown has emerged as a gunner on special teams and is one of the Giants’ best kickoff and punt coverage players.

Giants final injury report

Out

TE Evan Engram (calf)
G Shane Lemieux (knee)
LB Cam Brown (hamstring

Questionable

RB Saquon Barkley (knee)


TUESDAY

There were no changes on Tuesday to the injury report filed by the New York Giants. Again Tuesday, Evan Engram, Shane Lemieux and Cam Brown were listed as ‘Did not participate’ and running back Saquon Barkley was listed as a “limited” participant.

The Giants held a walk-thru practice in preparation for Thursday’s critical game against the Washington Football Team.

“I wouldn’t say anybody’s involvement or lack of involvement in practice today would have anything to do with playing on Thursday. We still have Wednesday to get guys out there,” head coach Joe Judge said. “I wouldn’t look too far into involvement one way or the other right now going into the game.”

If Engram (calf) misses a second straight game, Kyle Rudolph and Kaden Smith will handle tight end duties. If Lemieux can’t play, Ben Bredeson would likely take over at that spot.

Brown is a key special teams contributor.

Judge on Tuesday remained hopeful that Engram could play Thursday.

“I know he’s been pushing. He had a real good day of rehab the other day, moving along. He’s making a lot of jumps in terms of how he’s working,” Judge said. “We’ll see where he is today physically and reevaluate that probably tomorrow based on how today goes, and we’ll see if he can get ready for Thursday.”

Giants Tuesday injury report

Did not participate

LB Cam Brown (hamstring)
TE Evan Engram (calf)
G Shane Lemieux (knee)

Limited participation

RB Saquon Barkley (knee)


MONDAY

Saquon Barkley is expected to play Thursday night for the New York Giants against the Washington Football Team, coach Joe Judge said on Monday afternoon.

Barkley is coming off reconstructive knee surgery following last season’s major knee injury. He played Sunday vs. the Denver Broncos, carrying 10 times for 26 yards and catching one pass for another yard.

Barkley said Sunday night that “nothing alarmed me” about how his knee felt during the game.

“I thought he responded well. He came out of the game good for us,” Judge said. “ I didn’t see any setbacks.

“Unless the medical team tells us something else our intention is going to be to keep on progressing this guy throughout the season ... our plan at this point would be to go ahead and put him in the game plan.”

Giants Monday injury report

(Estimated as Giants did not practice}

Did not participate

LB Cam Brown (hamstring)
TE Evan Engram (calf)
G Shane Lemieux (knee)

Limited participation

RB Saquon Barkley (knee)

Engram went through a long workout prior to Sunday’s game in which he ran routes and appeared to move well, but this would indicate that perhaps he will miss a second straight game.

Lemieux, trying to play through a partially torn patellar tendon, played only 17 snaps vs. the Denver Broncos. Ben Bredeson played 44. On a short week, perhaps Bredeson gets the start.

Brown’s hamstring injury is a new development, and the severity is unknown.

Washington Monday Injury report

Did not practice

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip)

Limited participation

RB Antonio Gibson (shoulder)