The Giants announced Friday morning that they'll be without the top two tight ends on their depth chart this Sunday against the Bears, as Evan Engram and Rhett Ellison have both officially been listed as out.
Additionally, Janoris Jenkins, Nate Solder and Sterling Shepard have yet to be cleared from the concussion protocol, and will be evaluated later today for a final decision. However, Pat Shurmur expects all three to be cleared and ready to go for Sunday.
Engram will continue to nurse the mid-foot sprain he suffered back in Week 9, as Ellison moves on in his recovery from a concussion.
With both of their top tight ends out, the Giants will need to lean on the likes of Kaden Smith and Scott Simonson at the position, while more than likely shifting the focus of the offense to other parts of the field.
With the Giants coming off a bye week, we could finally see a fully healthy Saquon Barkley on the field. If that were to happen, it would surely open up the passing game for Daniel Jones, especially if he gets Sterling Shepard back and if Darius Slayton continues his productive rookie campaign.