Giants WR Sterling Shepard is out for the team's Week 8 matchup with the Lions on Sunday, the team announced Friday. The receiver has been out since sustaining his second concussion of the season in Week 5 against the Cowboys.
Shepard has been practicing with the team all week, but remains in concussion protocol, and therefore is limited to non-contact drills.
Fellow WR Cody Latimer had been limited at practice with a quad injury this week, but was a full participant on Friday. He caught a season-high four passes in the team's Week 7 loss to the Cardinals.
Saquon Barkley was also a full participant at practice for the second straight day, dealing with what head coach Pat Shurmur termed as "game soreness" on Thursday. Barkley was playing in his first game since suffering a high ankle sprain in Week 3, and the Giants are hoping to manage the star running back's workload to keep him on the field the rest of the season and beyond.
Barkley and Evan Engram may be healthy once again, but with Golden Tate missing the first four games of the season due to suspension, the Giants have yet to have their full compliment of offensive weapons on the field this season. With Shepard still out of the lineup, they'll have to wait at least another week.