Tight End Evan Engram
Q: How are you feeling?
A: I feel good. Definitely just out there running, definitely out there watching the guys compete. I feel good. Working with the trainers, just taking it easy.
Q: Is this a situation where if it was July, August, September, and not June, you’d be out there?
A: I mean, that’s all on the trainers and coaches. I feel good. I feel good with where I am at. That’s a decision for the coaches and trainers.
Q: Compared to where he was when you first met him, how much progress has Daniel Jones made?
A: I think he has made a lot of progress. You can kind of see him getting more comfortable. You can see him responding to some of the mistakes that he may have made. Maybe have a bad throw and then come out and answer it with five good ones. You can definitely see that confidence starting to build and his decision making is becoming more accurate.
Q: What has impressed you most about him?
A: Whenever he makes an evident mistake, obviously, you can see the frustration, but he answers and he responds quickly with two great plays or three great plays after that. I like seeing that from him and it has definitely been really good to see.
Q: We saw you do some different things at the end of last year: handoffs, taking carries, coming in motion. Is that something you feel like could be a big part of your game this year?
A: Yeah. I mean I just try to be as versatile as I can be. I like making plays when the ball is in my hands. The coaches did a really good job last year of working around not having ‘O’ (Odell Beckham Jr.) and definitely trying to get guys in different positons. Definitely going to look forward to doing more of that this year, and like I always say, just doing whatever I am asked to do to the best of my ability.
Q: Odell was obviously the main deep threat on this team. With Sterling and Tate going underneath, do you think that you could be the guy who stretches the field?
A: We got a couple rooms filled with guys that can do that. I definitely feel that I am one of them, but we have a lot of guys who can do that for this team. Definitely trying to make as many plays as possible underneath, over top, in the middle. I think we have a lot of guys that can do the same, too. We got options, pretty much and definitely look forward to one of those guys making plays.
Q: Understanding that you are just being cautious a little bit right now. Is there any part of you that after last season with a concussion, a hamstring, a knee, that is like, “Oh God, here we go again?”
A: No. I mean obviously, it is kind of hard not being out there with the guys, especially since we’ve been competing so much. Get the blood juicing. But not worried about it. It’s still early. We still got a lot to play for, so there is no need to rush or press anything.
Q: Do you have to continue your rehab or training after this week ends? Like will you stay here? Go home?
A: I mean I am going to leave town for a little bit, spend some time with family, but I was training up here anyways. I wasn’t going to leave. I was going to come right back up here and hang out with the coaches up here, and the training staff, too. Definitely just going to be up here and getting ready for camp.
Q: Nothing from what you are dealing with now with the hamstring is going to prevent you from moving as planned?
A: No. It is just offseason training. I am going to be around here.
Q: Are you interested in seeing how this offense does with Odell?
A: I am interested in our offense being successful. We are kind of past all of that. We have a job to do and when these Sundays get here, let’s go out and perform. I am eager to get out there and compete with the guys that we have. I know we are going to be successful. I know guys are working. We are going to put the right guys in the right spots to make the thing work.