Pat Shurmur disclosed Evan Engram’s injury as a hamstring on Tuesday and said the Giants are not holding Engram back; his injury is.
Engram said Saturday at Landon Collins’ charity softball game that the Giants were being “cautious” by keeping him out of minicamp and OTA practices and that it wasn’t his choice.
Shurmur on Tuesday then disclosed that the tight end had “hurt his hamstring and he’s coming back from that injury. So we’ll be smart with him just like we were during the season.”
“So we’re not holding him back, so to speak,” the coach added. “If he was able to be out there he would, but we all know he’ll be out there very soon.”
Engram hadn’t been made available to the media through his practice absence to date but was available at the podium on Tuesday.
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Rookie wideout Darius Slayton took reps with the first-team offense on Tuesday. He has impressed the coaches since a difficult day of drops to open rookie minicamp in early May.
Corner Sam Beal was back at practice working with the second-team defense after missing two days of last week’s minicamp due to personal reasons.
The Giants will wrap up OTAs with practices on Wednesday and Thursday. Rookies then will stay one extra week while veterans will begin their summer vacations.