Sep 26, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA;  New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (3) leaves on a cart after injuring himself during the second half against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Giants WR Sterling Shepard tears ACL, out for season

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard tore his left ACL in Monday night’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys and will miss the rest of the season, head coach Brian Daboll confirmed Tuesday.

The non-contact injury occurred during New York’s final offensive play of the game. Shepard was running a pattern straight down the field and suddenly pulled up and grabbed at his left knee. He fell to the ground and was treated by the training staff before leaving on the cart.

Shepard had five receptions for 49 yards in the 23-16 loss. In three games this season, he had 13 catches for a team-leading 154 yards and one touchdown.

Shepard saw his 2021 season end when he tore his left Achilles in a game against Dallas on Dec. 19.

The 29-year-old has 362 catches for 4,038 yards and 22 touchdowns in 75 games (72 starts) over seven NFL seasons, all with New York.

–Field Level Media

Sep 26, 2022; East Rutherford, NJ, USA;  Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs (7) defends the pass intended for New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (3) during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (knee) carted off field

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard was carted off the field with an apparent left knee injury with 1:09 left in Monday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.

The non-contact injury occurred during New York’s final offensive play of the game. Shepard was running a pattern straight down the field and suddenly pulled up and grabbed at his left knee. He fell to the ground and was treated by the training staff before leaving on the cart.

Giants coach Brian Daboll said postgame that Shepard was undergoing tests and that the team would have a better idea of his prognosis on Tuesday.

“I just feel terrible for the guy,” Daboll said.

Shepard had five receptions for 49 yards in the 23-16 loss to the Cowboys. In three games this season, he has 13 catches for 154 yards and one touchdown.

Shepard saw his 2021 season end when he tore his left Achilles in a game against Dallas on Dec. 19.

The 29-year-old has 362 catches for 4,038 yards and 22 touchdowns in 75 games (72 starts) over seven NFL seasons, all with New York.

–Field Level Media

Jun 7, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA;  New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (3) looks on during a drill during minicamp at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (Achilles) ‘ready to go’

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard said Tuesday that he’s “ready to go” for the Giants’ opener on Sunday against the host Tennessee Titans.

Shepard returned to practice just two weeks ago after tearing his left Achilles tendon in December. He was activated from the physically unable to perform list on Aug. 24 and told ESPN on Tuesday that he plans on playing in Week 1.

Shepard is listed as a second-string wide receiver behind Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney and rookie Wan’Dale Robinson.

Shepard was injured during a Week 15 loss to the Dallas Cowboys and finished last season with 36 catches for 366 yards and one touchdown in seven games. The 29-year-old has 349 receptions for 3,884 yards and 21 touchdowns in 72 games since being selected in the second round of the NFL draft in 2016.

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New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard on the field for warm ups before the Giants face the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, in East Rutherford.

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Giants WR Sterling Shepard activated from PUP list

The New York Giants activated wide receiver Sterling Shepard from the physically unable to perform list on Wednesday.

Head coach Brian Daboll said Shepard will return to practice for the first time since tearing his left Achilles tendon in December.

“It will be good to have him out there,” Daboll said.

Shepard was injured during a Week 15 loss to the Dallas Cowboys and finished the season with 36 catches for 366 yards and one touchdown in seven games.

Shepard, 29, has recorded 349 receptions for 3,884 yards and 21 touchdowns in 72 games since being selected in the second round of the NFL draft in 2016.

–Field Level Media

Sterling Shepard enters Quest Diagnostics Training Center, in East Rutherford, before the Giants introduced Brian Daboll (not shown) as the new head coach. Monday, January 31, 2022

Report: Giants ask WR Sterling Shepard to take big cut

The New York Giants have asked injured wide receiver Sterling Shepard to take a significant pay cut for the 2022 season, the New York Post reported Thursday.

Shepard, 29, is currently on the books to make $8.475 million this season for a cap hit of $12.495 million, per Spotrac and the Post.

Cutting Shepard is not an option; the team would incur a dead cap hit of $7.99 million just to save $4.505 million.

It’s expected the Giants are asking Shepard to accept close to the league minimum, $1.035 million in his case, on a shortened one-year deal, per the Post. Shepard is said to be considering the cut, given the tradeoff would be hitting free agency sooner.

The Giants and new general manager Joe Schoen began the offseason roughly $19 million over the 2022 salary cap, per Over The Cap, and are working to get $40 million under the cap.

The team cut tight end Kyle Rudolph and running back Devontae Booker on Wednesday, freeing up $7.1 million.

Shepard played in just seven games (six starts) in 2021 and tore his Achilles in December. He finished with 36 catches for 366 yards and a touchdown. He has 3,884 yards receiving and 21 touchdowns in 72 career games (70 starts) for the Giants, who selected him in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

It’s possible Shepard could be ready for the regular season, but he will miss spring camps.

–Field Level Media

Dec 19, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Jake Fromm (17) throws the ball as quarterback Daniel Jones (8) looks on before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Giants shut down QB Daniel Jones, WR Sterling Shepard for season

The New York Giants are shutting down Daniel Jones for the remainder of the season because of a neck injury but said Monday they expect the quarterback to make a “full recovery.”

The Giants also placed wide receiver Sterling Shepard on IR with a torn Achilles tendon, ending his season as well.

Jones, a third-year QB out of Duke, has been placed on injured reserve and will have to miss at least three games. The Giants (4-10) have only three games remaining, effectively ending his season.

Jones, 24, missed the Giants’ past three games because of the injury, which happened in a 13-7 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 28.

Ronnie Barnes, a senior vice president a head athletic trainer, said the decision to shut down Jones was made after discussions among the Giants and their medical team.

“At this point, Daniel has not been cleared for contact,” Barnes said in a statement Monday. “We felt the prudent decision was to place Daniel on injured reserve for the remainder of the season. With continued rest and treatment, we expect a full recovery.”

Jones was selected by New York with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. For the season, he has completed 64.3 percent of his passes (232 of 361) for 2,428 yards and 10 touchdowns, with seven interceptions.

Since replacing Eli Manning as the Giants’ starting quarterback, he has a 12-25 career record. In 38 career games (37 starts), Jones has thrown for 8,398 yards and 45 touchdowns, with 29 interceptions.

Mike Glennon has started at quarterback in place of Jones over three consecutive games, all Giants defeats. Jake Fromm replaced Glennon late in a loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday and is likely to be the starter in the Giants’ next game, Dec. 26 at Philadelphia.

Shepard, 28, has 36 catches for 366 yards and one TD this season. He has played just 28 games combined over the past three seasons and has not played a full season since 2018.

The roster spots of Jones and Shepard were filled Monday by linebacker Jaylon Smith and defensive back Jarren Williams, both of whom were signed from the practice squad.

In addition, the Giants announced that defensive back Keion Crossen was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

–Field Level Media

Dec 19, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (3) is driven off of the field after an injury during the second half against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Giants’ Sterling Shepard tears Achilles, out for season

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard tore an Achilles tendon near the end of Sunday’s 21-6 loss to the Dallas Cowboys and will miss the rest of the season, the team announced.

The injury occurred on a non-contact play. He caught two passes for 15 yards on the day.

Shepard, 28, was playing in just his seventh game of the season after missing time because of hamstring and quad injuries. His 2021 season ends with 36 receptions for 366 yards and a touchdown.

The Giants selected Shepard in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. In 71 previous career games (69 starts), he had 347 receptions for 3,869 yards and 21 touchdowns.

New York (4-10) will travel to Philadelphia to play the Eagles next weekend. With Sunday’s loss, the Giants now have lost 10 games or more in seven of the past eight seasons.

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Aug 29, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA;  New England Patriots cornerback Mike Jackson (35) makes a tackles on New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (3) during the second quarte at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Giants WR Sterling Shepard to sit out vs. Raiders

Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard is expected to sit Sunday when New York faces the Las Vegas Raiders, ESPN reported on Wednesday.

Shepard sustained a left quadriceps injury during the second quarter of the Giants’ 20-17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday.

He isn’t the only Giants’ wideout nursing an injury.

Rookie Kadarius Toney, who leads the team with 343 receiving yards, sustained a laceration on his hand during Monday’s game. He is also dealing with an ankle injury.

Offseason acquisition Kenny Golladay has missed three straight games with a knee injury, and Dante Pettis injured his shoulder during a punt return against the Chiefs.

Shepard, 28, has a team-leading 32 catches to go along with 324 receiving yards and one touchdown this season despite missing three games due to hamstring injuries.

Shepard has 345 receptions for 3,842 yards and 21 touchdowns in 70 career games with the Giants. He was selected in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft out Oklahoma.

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Aug 22, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (88) runs the ball during warmups before the game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Giants’ Evan Engram, Sterling Shepard added to injury report

Tight end Evan Engram and wide receiver Sterling Shepard joined the New York Giants’ growing injury report on Thursday.

A calf injury prevented Engram from participating in Thursday’s practice, one day after he logged a full session. He missed the Giants’ first two games of the season with a calf injury as well.

Engram, 27, has 14 receptions for 127 yards and no touchdowns in four games this season. He has 230 catches for 2,547 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns since being selected by New York with the 23rd overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Shepard was limited on Thursday while dealing with a hamstring issue. He returned to action last Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams after missing the two previous games with a hamstring injury.

Shepard, 28, leads the team with 28 catches to go along with 299 receiving yards and one touchdown in four games this season.

The two players joined an injured list that includes star running back Saquon Barkley (ankle) and wide receivers Kadarius Toney (ankle) and Kenny Golladay (knee). Those three players did not practice for the second straight day on Thursday.

On the relatively bright side, wideouts Darius Slayton (hamstring) and John Ross (hamstring) were limited on Thursday after failing to participate in practice the previous day.

The injury-riddled Giants (1-5) host the Carolina Panthers (3-3) on Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J.

–Field Level Media

Sep 26, 2021; E. Rutherford, N.J., USA;  New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (3) carries the ball as Atlanta Falcons linebacker Foye Oluokun (54) defends in the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Giants without two top receivers vs. Saints

The New York Giants on Friday ruled out receivers Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton, as well as left guard Ben Bredeson, from Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.

Shepard and Slayton are dealing with hamstring injuries while Bredeson has a hand ailment. All three were injured during last week’s 17-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons and missed all three practices this week.

Shepard leads the Giants (0-3) with 18 receptions for 223 yards. Slayton is the team’s fourth leading receiver with seven catches for 127 yards. The Giants have just two TD receptions, with Shepard and Slayton grabbing one each.

Kenny Golladay with 11 catches for 166 yards is the only other New York wideout over 100 receiving yards.

Bredeson’s injury leaves the Giants needing a new starting left guard for the fourth straight week.

Shane Lemieux started the opener but was lost for the season with a knee injury. Center Nick Gates moved to left guard for the second game but broke his leg.

Bredeson’s injury means the Giants will likely turn to veteran Matt Skura at the position. Skura worked at left guard all week in practice sessions.

Also, special teams standout Nate Ebner (quadriceps) is one of four players listed as questionable. The others are cornerback Keion Crossen (elbow), linebacker Tae Crowder (hamstring) and tight end Kaden Smith (knee).

–Field Level Media