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Eli Manning to start as Giants rule out Daniel Jones, Evan Engram

Eli Manning to start as Giants rule out Daniel Jones, Evan Engram

The New York Giants on Saturday officially ruled out rookie quarterback Daniel Jones for Monday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Eli Manning will start in Jones’ place. It will be his first start since being benched in Week 3.

Tight end Evan Engram was also ruled out Saturday for the fourth straight game with a foot injury — one day after Shurmur cautiously said “all indications are he’ll be ready to play.” Engram insisted that there wasn’t a setback, just that he wasn’t able to move the way he needs to in order to succeed.

Engram couldn’t say when or if he would be able to return this season. “I’m going to try my best” to return in the final three weeks, he said.nfl nike jerseys for cheap

His absence also means the Giants still won’t have all of their pass-catching weapons — Engram, receivers Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard and running back Saquon Barkley — on the field together this season.4

“Its crazy. It’s something I’ve never really seen,” Engram said. “Guys get back and another guy is out. It’s just a tough hand we’ve been dealt a lot of the season. It’s definitely been tough.”nike nfl jerseys wholesale cheap

Tight end Rhett Ellison (concussion) and cornerback Corey Ballentine (concussion) also have officially been ruled out for Monday’s game. Starting safety Jabrill Peppers (back) and outside linebacker Chris Peace (knee) were placed on season-ending injured reserve.

Manning, whose last victory as a starter came exactly one year before the date of Monday’s game, enters with a 116-116 career record in the regular season. In his two starts this season, he completed 63% of his passes with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Manning will have Tate at his disposal for the first time. The receiver was suspended the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. He missed last Sunday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers with a concussion but was cleared from the protocol Friday and has been a full participant in practice most of this week.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to go out there and play with [Manning],” Tate said. “We’ll see what happens. I thought in the offseason we did a pretty good job of building a connection.”

The Giants (2-10) are looking to snap an eight-game skid. To fill out their roster, they activated outside linebacker Kareem Martin from injured reserve and signed safety Sean Chandler from the practice squad.

While Jones will miss his first game since being named the starter, the Giants are hopeful he will return this season.