Giants rookie TE Evan Engram has been cleared from the concussion protocol and removed from the team's injury report.
Engram, who had been in the NFL's concussion protocol since Wednesday, had been listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles in Philadelphia.
The 23-year-old practiced on a limited basis on Thursday.
Engram, who scored his first NFL touchdown during last Monday's loss to the Lions, was fined $12,154 for his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty following the celebration. This season, he has eight receptions for 93 yards this season.
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It's good to see Engram cleared and ready for play Sunday because the Giants are going to need all of their weapons to get out of this slump.
Engram was the leading receiver last week, hauling in four catches for 49 yards as well as his first NFL touchdown. Whether or not he should be fined for his "unsportsmanlike" celebration after the score is another story. But it is certainly good to see Manning and Engram already on the same page as well as Manning trusting the first-rounder to convert in critical situations.
With Odell Beckham Jr. off the injury report, the Giants will have their receivers at full strength. The Eagles are lacking in the secondary, which will alrady make it tough for their defense to cover the wideouts. Engram may have a golden opportunity to have a breakout game if he is unaccounted for.
The Giants are in desperate need of a win as a loss leaves two divisional losses on their record. Let's see if Engram can be an X-factor in his first taste of the Philly rivalry.