On a day where they lost depth WR Corey Coleman for the season, the Giants got very good news on fellow injured WR Sterling Shepard.
Giants head coach Pat Shurmur that he is "not concerned at all" about the injury, which he says will not require surgery and is to the tip of Shepard's thumb.
Shurmur added that he doesn't think Shepard will miss all of training camp and that he can eventually play through it.
Putting the above together, it doesn't seem like Shepard's status (he was classified as "week-to-week" on Thursday) is in doubt for Week 1.
Shepard, who signed an extension during the offseason that locked him up through the 2023 season, will have a lot more on his plate this year with Odell Beckham Jr. now in Cleveland.
With Beckham gone, Shepard is the No. 1 receiver, while free agent Golden Tate is the No. 2. Coleman was expected to provide depth, and his absence could lead to the Giants lining tight end Evan Engram up as a receiver more often, Shurmur said on Friday.
And when it comes to Shepard dealing with the added pressure when he returns, he said earlier this offseason that he's ready for it.
"I know a little bit is going to be added on my plate," Shepard said. "But I feel like I've been groomed and I've been prepared for this moment with Odell going out the past two seasons. I think I've just been groomed for that position. I'm really just focused on the guys we have in the locker room and the guys we have in the receiver room."