As the Giants shift from veteran Eli Manning to rookie Daniel Jones ahead of Sunday's 4:05 p.m. kickoff against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, wide receiver remains in question after Cody Latimer made for the latest key absence.
The sixth-year wide receiver, who bumped up the depth chart in each of the 2019 season's first two games after the Giants lost Sterling Shepard last week to a concussion while Golden Tate served the first half of a four-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs, will miss Week 3 with a concussion.
Head coach Pat Shurmur shared the latest updates Friday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, as the Giants continued preparations for Sunday against the Buccaneers.
Shurmur does, however, hope to have Shepard back for the first time in two weeks.
"Having him would be a big boost," Shurmur said.
Shepard's possible return should take some pressure off rookie Darius Slayton, whom the Giants selected with the 171st overall pick in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL draft, among other wide receivers to potentially see more time on the field.
Running back Saquon Barkley and tight end Evan Engram likely lead the way as the best available options in the passing game for Jones and the Giants offense, which struggled through the first two games under Manning.