New York Giants: Undrafted Tight End Called Up After Engram Injury

Everything in the New York Giants versus Houston Texans game wasn’t positive. The Giants came away with the win in the end, their first of the season, but they suffered another injury. This one was to tight end Evan Engram, offering a major blow to the passing attack. Who will replace Engram while he’s out with the injury, which turned out to be a sprained MCL and will prevent him from having an immediate return?

While Rhett Ellison is the second tight end on the depth chart, a bit more depth is needed because of the injury. That depth comes in the form of undrafted free agent Garrett Dickerson, who was previously a member of the practice squad. He’ll get his shot with the main roster after a college career at Northwestern, where he had 401 yards during his senior season back in 2017.

Dickerson also had nine total touchdowns during his Northwestern career, with all of them coming in his junior and senior seasons. To make room for the move, the Giants have waived injured return man Kaelin Clay, a journeyman who only joined the Giants fairly recently. Clay, a sixth round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, was claimed by the Giants at the beginning of the month.

Despite Dickerson adding some depth, he won’t be the main player at the tight end position while Engram is out with an MCL sprain. That title belongs to Rhett Ellison, who is in his second season with the Giants after joining them from the Vikings. Through three games already, Ellison has six catches for 60 yards. Those numbers are sure to increase, however, as he spends the next few weeks as the team’s number one man at the position.