The Giants could be getting some help for their offense this week in the form of tight end Evan Engram.
The second-year tight end sounded optimistic on Tuesday about returning to the field for Monday's game against the Falcons after missing the last three games with a knee injury he sustained Sept. 23 at Houston.
"I feel really good," he said. "Today was a really good day. Went out there and made sure I got warm and stuff and was running around and going as fast as I can go and making all the cuts and doing everything I can do to block, so it felt good. Still got a lot of time, good amount of days until game time, so very probable and I feel really good about going into and the rest of this week."
Engram was optimistic last week, but because of the short turnaround with the Thursday night game he was unable to be cleared to play.
The 24-year-old hopes that with the Giants playing on Monday night this week, it should allow for plenty of time to get himself right in practice so he can return.
"That quick week was kind of tough on us, so it just wasn't ready," Engram said. "I thought that game and having a nice break and a lot of days going into this Monday night will be more ideal."
The Giants offense would certainly like to have Engram back.
While there are plenty of problems with the offense line and quarterback play, they were without both Engram and backup Rhett Ellison against the Eagles.
Head coach Pat Shurmur believes both will be able to return on Monday, and Engram has been working diligently trying to keep the energy and morale high and translate that to the field.
"Just pushing my teammates and providing a good energy and coming out here and working hard and find things to get better at," he said. "And personally just providing a spark coming back and trying to do my best to help our offense and this team."