Sterling Shepard News and Updates
Sterling Shepard admits waving off sideline after concussion
Shepard expected to clear protocol Thursday
Giants WR Sterling Shepard is expected to clear the concussion protocol Thursday.
The return of the Giants' No. 1 WR would be much appreciated ahead of their Week 3 matchup against the Buccaneers. Still, it remains unclear what rookie Daniel Jones' pass-game pecking order will look like. Shepard is fully expected to work as the offense's No. 1 WR, but he could still wind up with a fairly mundane target share behind TE Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley. All of the Giants WRs are best approached with extreme caution in this spot.
The NFL and NFLPA have initiated a review of concussion protocols after Giants' WR Sterling Shepard suffered a concussion l
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WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) will be OUT for Sunday vs Bills
Jones with Sterling Shepard in concussion protocol, per source via @northjersey
Sterling Shepard being evaluated for a concussion
--No reservations about Sterling Shepard, who fractured his left thumb earlier this summer
--Covering TEs might still be a problem for Giants. Be surprised if Tae Davis and Peppers are the answer.
Sterling Shepard has not worn the splint to protect his fractured left thumb in more than a week of on-field work
ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports Sterling Shepard (thumb) is "good
ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports Sterling Shepard (thumb) is "good to go" for Week 1.
Shepard has missed time this offseason with a thumb injury, but he should see 7-10 targets Week 1 with Golden Tate suspended. Despite a healthy projected workload, Shepard has been drafted as a WR4 in fantasy drafts, making him a reasonable buy and flex option even in this Giants offense.
He's been catching passes with the yellow jersey, but this feels different
He's been catching passes with the yellow jersey, but this feels different. Kinda. #NYGiants
Sterling Shepard lands 4-year, $41M extension
Giants signed Sterling Shepard to a four-year, $41 million extension.
Shepard was in the final year of his rookie contract. With Odell Beckham gone, the Giants are counting on him as their new No. 1 receiver. This is a solid deal for Shepard — his $10.25 million AAV is higher than what any of the free agent wideouts got this offseason. Coming off career highs in catches (66) and yards (872), Shepard is a good bet for his first 1,000-yard season in 2019.