Jan 14, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Evan Engram (17) against the Los Angeles Chargers during a wild card playoff game at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Agent: Jags reach deal with franchise-tagged TE Evan Engram

The Jacksonville Jaguars reached agreement on a three-year contract with franchise-tagged tight end Evan Engram, the player’s agent confirmed Sunday.

There is a deadline of 4 p.m. ET on Monday for teams to reach long-term deals with players who received a franchise tag.

Agent Mike McCartney of Vayner Sports did not divulge financial details, but ESPN said it was a $41.25 million deal with $24 million fully guaranteed.

Engram, 28, would have earned $11.345 million playing on the franchise tag in 2023.

Engram had 73 catches for 766 yards and four touchdowns in 17 games (14 starts) in his first season with the Jaguars in 2022.

The 2017 first-round pick (23rd overall) played his first five seasons with the New York Giants, earning a selection to the Pro Bowl in 2020.

Engram has recorded 335 receptions for 3,594 yards and 20 touchdowns in 82 games (65 starts) with the Giants and Jaguars.

With Engram’s deal, there are three players remaining on franchise tags: running backs Saquon Barkley of the Giants, Tony Pollard of the Dallas Cowboys and Josh Jacobs of the Las Vegas Raiders.

–Field Level Media

Jan 21, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Evan Engram (17) runs the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half in the AFC divisional round game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Jaguars use franchise tag on TE Evan Engram

The Jacksonville Jaguars used the franchise tag on tight end Evan Engram on Monday after his first season with the team.

The 2023 salary for tight ends on the franchise tag is $11,345,000.

Engram, 28, signed a one-year deal worth $9 million with the Jaguars in March 2022 after playing five seasons for the New York Giants.

Engram had a renaissance season for Jacksonville, hauling in career highs in catches (73) and yards (766) in 17 games (14 starts). He caught four touchdown passes.

Engram has 335 catches for 3,594 yards and 20 TDs in 82 career games (65 starts) after the Giants selected him No. 23 overall in the 2017 draft.

Other players locked up ahead of Tuesday’s franchise-tag deadline included Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs, Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard and Washington Commanders defensive tackle Daron Payne.

The Baltimore Ravens plan to apply the tag to star quarterback Lamar Jackson if the sides do not reach an agreement on a long-term contract by Tuesday.

–Field Level Media

Oct 3, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA;  New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) looks on before the game against New Orleans Saints at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Giants RB Saquon Barkley, two WRs ruled out vs. Panthers

New York Giants star running back Saquon Barkley and wide receivers Kadarius Toney and Kenny Golladay have been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the visiting Carolina Panthers.

Barkley (ankle) and Golladay (knee) will both miss a second straight game with their respective injuries. Toney, who leads the team with 317 receiving yards, aggravated an ankle injury in New York’s 38-11 setback to the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday.

Wide receivers Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton and John Ross are questionable with hamstring injuries, while tight end Evan Engram also received that designation as he deals with an ailing calf.

Shepard was able to play last week against the Rams and finished with 10 catches for 76 yards. Slayton did not play last week, while Ross was held without a catch and Engram had just three receptions for 24 yards.

The injury-riddled Giants (1-5) will look for more production from Devontae Booker, who paced the ground attack with 12 carries for 41 yards last week.

–Field Level Media

Aug 29, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (88) warms up before the game against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Giants TE Evan Engram (calf) listed as DNP Tuesday

Tight end Evan Engram was projected to miss practice Tuesday and the New York Giants listed running back Saquon Barkley as limited on the injury report released ahead of Thursday’s game at Washington.

The approximation of practice status for injured players is an NFL requirement on days when teams don’t hold a formal workout.

Engram is nursing a calf injury and did not practice last week or play in the Week 1 opener, but head coach Joe Judge said Monday that Engram made significant progress in the past week.

Barkley was also listed as limited on Monday.

He tallied 26 yards on 10 rushing attempts in Sunday’s 27-13 home loss to the Denver Broncos.

“I would say unless the medical team tells us something else, our intention is going to be to keep on progressing (Barkley) throughout the season and playing with him, unless there’s some kind of setback,” Judge said of Barkley. “Look, he came out Sunday night, from all accounts, in a good position. Our plan to this point is to go ahead and include him in the game plan as we work through this next day and a half.”

Engram could participate in a light workout with the team Wednesday but is expected to be a game-time decision.

–Field Level Media