Deemed questionable, but optimistic
Engram (calf) believes he's ready to return for Sunday's game against Atlanta, but the Giants have him listed as questionable on their final injury report, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Engram said a "great" week of practice has him ready for his season debut, though the Giants listed him as a limited participant Wednesday through Friday. He does seem more likely than not to play, albeit in a potential timeshare now that the Giants have Kyle Rudolph, who has seven targets and 74 percent snap share through two weeks. The team even has a competent No. 3 TE in Kaden Smith, though his role (47 percent of snaps) is on even thinner ice than Rudolph's once Engram is back in the mix. It remains to be seen if that will happen this Sunday, with the Giants releasing their inactive list approximately 90 minutes before the 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff. WR Kenny Golladay (hip) is the other prominent player listed as questionable, while RB Saquon Barkley and WR Kadarius Toney don't have injury designations for the game.
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Booker will be the Giants' No. 1 running back Sunday against the Rams with Saquon Barkley (ankle) ruled out, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Slayton (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
Barkley (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams.
Golladay (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams.
Shepard (hamstring) has no injury designation for Sunday's game against the Rams.
Toney (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, though "all signs point to him playing," according to Dan Duggan of The Athletic.
Jones (concussion) has been cleared by a neurologist and doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Rams, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
Golladay (knee) isn't practicing Friday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Coach Joe Judge said Jones (concussion) is scheduled to be a full practice participant Friday and is expected to play Sunday against the Rams, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
Toney (ankle) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.