Giants WR Sterling Shepard has been cleared concussion protocol on Thursday, according to the team's latest injury report. He should be set to play on Sunday in Tampa Bay against the Bucs.
Shepard was a full go at practice on Thursday, not wearing his yellow non-contact jersey that he had on Wednesday. He has been in the protocol since suffering the concussion after Week 1's loss to the Cowboys.
Shepard getting cleared on Thursday would seem to bode well for his chances of suiting up on Sunday against the Bucs, during what will be Daniel Jones' debut as the Giants' starter.
While Shepard is improving, fellow WR Bennie Fowler is dealing with a hamstring issue -- though Shurmur seemed hopeful he would be able to play on Sunday.
Shepard finished Week 1 with six catches for 42 yards.
The Giants entered the season short at receiver, with Golden Tate serving a four-game suspension due to PED use. And they were undermanned during Week 2 without Tate, Shepard, and Darius Slayton. Cody Latimer then suffered a concussion during the game.
As things currently stand, the Giants have Russell Shepard, TJ Jones, and Cody Core as healthy receiving options.