On Sunday, the New York Giants will usher in the Daniel Jones era. Fortunately for the first-round pick, he should have wide receiver Sterling Shepard on the field to help him out.
Last weekend, the Giants didn’t have Shepard because he was still in concussion protocol. It’s been an injury-plagued season for him thus far.
Shepard is undoubtedly New York’s best wideout on the roster. His absence makes it even harder for its anemic offense to move the chains.
The Giants should be at full strength this weekend though. Not only does Pat Shurmur expect Shepard to clear concussion protocol, but the team is hopeful it’ll have Bennie Fowler as well.
Fowler tweaked his hamstring during practice on Wednesday.
Having both wideouts on the field this Sunday would make life a little easier for Jones in his first career start in the regular season.
Giants WR Bennie Fowler “tweaked” his hamstring yesterday, Pat Shurmur said. The Giants are “hopeful” he’ll play Sunday.
WR Sterling Shepard is expected to get out of concussion protocol today, Shurmur said.
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Through the first two games of the season, Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley have been the focal points of the offense. Their roles should increase with a rookie quarterback under center.
Fans can expect an update on Shepard and Fowler when the team releases its injury report this afternoon.
As of right now, the Giants are optimistic that their offense will be at full strength.