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Giants Now (6/23): Sports Illustrated lists Evan Engram as possible first-time Pro Bowler this season


Sports Illustrated lists Evan Engram as possible first-time Pro Bowler in 2020

Earning a trip to the NFL Pro Bowl is a high honor for a player, especially if it is his first appearance in the all-star game.

Sports Illustrated’s Conor Orr broke down a list of 10 non-rookies who he believes could earn their first trip to the Pro Bowl this season, which will take place in Las Vegas. Featured on that list is Giants tight end Evan Engram.

As Orr writes, "An infusion of two minds that value the tight end position significantly, Joe Judge and Jason Garrett, could be a major boon for Engram. He has been on torrid stretches before in his career and still might be one of the more athletically unique players in the conference. Extending his 2019 numbers out to a full season shows a player who does not drop a ton of passes (three in half a season) and gets a decent amount of yardage after the catch. Last year, Engram seemed to be settling into a role where he was comfortable catching more medium-range passes as opposed to mostly intermediate range balls." 

Engram played in 15 games with 11 starts as a rookie in 2017. He finished the season with 64 receptions for 722 yards and six touchdowns, earning a selection to the Pro Football Writers Association's All-Rookie Team. Injuries have derailed the last two seasons for the young tight end, as he has played in 19 games with 14 starts and totaled 89 receptions for 1,044 yards and six touchdowns.

If he can stay healthy, Engram could be in for a big 2020 campaign, as offensive coordinator Jason Garrett has been known to lean on his tight ends in the past.

Photos of Giants tight end Evan Engram.

Ole Miss to retire Eli Manning's No. 10 this season

As soon as Eli Manning announced he would be stepping away from the NFL back in January, Giants President and CEO John Mara told the media that Manning's No. 10 jersey number would be retired into the franchise's Ring of Honor.

The Giants won't be the only ones retiring the legend's number.

Ole Miss Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Keith Carter announced on Monday that Manning will have his No. 10 uniform number retired during the Auburn football game on September 19.

Manning becomes just the third player in the school's history to have his number retired, joining a group that includes his father Archie Manning (18) and Chucky Mullins (38).

Manning became the Rebels' starting quarterback heading into his sophomore season and went on to put up historic numbers over the next three years.

He finished his Ole Miss career with 10,119 passing yards and 81 touchdowns, both of which still stand as all-time school records. He also set new records for completions (829) and passing attempts (1,363). Altogether, Manning set or tied 47 different Ole Miss single-game, season and career records during his time in Oxford, Mississippi.

Manning collected numerous accolades following his senior season in which he threw for 3,600 yards and 29 touchdowns. He was the recipient of the Maxwell Award, given to the best all-around player in college football, as well as the Johnny Unites Golden Arm Award and the SEC Offensive Player of the Year award. He was also named First-Team All-SEC, Second-Team All-American and finished third in the 2003 Heisman Trophy voting.

The legendary quarterback went on to become the highest pick in Ole Miss history when he was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft.

Giants offer season ticket holders choice for 2020 season

The Giants told season ticket holders on Monday that they would be given a choice on what to do with their tickets for the 2020 season.

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, all season ticket holders, whether they have paid all, a portion or none of their payments, have been given the option to take the season off. If they choose to skip the 2020 season, their personal seat licenses will remain intact and they can retake their tickets for the 2021 season.

For those who have not yet paid for their season tickets but still want to, they can begin a four-month payment plan starting August 14.

For the season ticket holders currently enrolled in either the four or six-month payment plan who want to continue making payments, the date for the next installment has also been moved from July 1 to August 14.

Season ticket holders who have already made payments on their 2020 tickets and opt to take season off, whether they paid a portion or the full amount, have the choice of applying their payments to date to their 2021 tickets or be given a refund.


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