New York Giants news, 10/17 – Sterling Shepard miraculous return, cornerback finally activated

Alexander Wilson
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Sep 22, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) celebrates after defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Good Morning, New York Giants Fans!

In week five of the regular season for the New York Giants, top pass-catcher Sterling Shepard suffered his second concussion of the season. A blow to the offense and a potentially devastating blow to Shepard, who could’ve been in real trouble concerning his overall health.

However, Shepard has already begun practicing in individual drills and could only miss one more game due to concussion symptoms. Being cleared for exercises in the same capacity as Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram is fantastic news, given Shepard’s teammates will likely suit up against the Arizona Cardinals.

Sterling is eyeing a week eight return against the Detroit Lions, though, after most believed he would be sidelined for at least a month. Call it a miraculous recovery, or just a minor concussion; the concerns remain present. Gaining back two playmakers will open up the offense for rookie quarterback Daniel Jones, who hasn’t even played a full quarter with Barkley starting at running back.

Jones still managed to average over 30 points in his first two contests, but lacking offensive support against top top-five defenses in the league spelled trouble, and it resulted in just 28 points over two games. Reinforcements are on the way, but veteran signing Golden Tate showed he can supplement the loss of Shepard for the time being, but when all cylinders are clicking, the Giants offense could be one of the more intimidating units in the league.

Other injury news:

The Giants gained back 2018 Supplemental Draft pick Sam Beal after another spell on the team’s injured reserve. He will finally have the opportunity to suit up and compete in a regular-season game in the coming weeks. Hopefully, he can prove his worth in live-action, considering he’s missed a full season and a half rehabbing different injuries. The Giants are in desperate need of help in the secondary, and Beal could be the player to provide it.


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