The Giants have announced that WR Sterling Shepard will not suit up against the Cowboys on Monday night.
This is surprising news, as Shepard was cleared from concussion protocol following a full week of regular practice, and head coach Pat Shurmur made it sound like the Giants just needed the doctor's clearance for him to make his return. But the situation changed.
According to Shurmur, Shepard told the team late Saturday that he wasn't feeling good, and that was the same result on Sunday as well.
"He practiced fully this week and was limited with no contact the two weeks before that," said coach Pat Shurmur. "He told (Sr. VP Medical Services/Head Athletic Trainer) Ronnie (Barnes) last evening (Saturday) he didn't feel well and was sent for examination and evaluation. When he arrived for work this morning, he still did not feel well. At that point, the decision was made to continue in the concussion protocol."
Shepard has been out for the past three games with this concussion, his second on the season. He sustained it against the Vikings in Week 5, while his first came against the Cowboys in the season opener.
The Giants were hoping Shepard could be available on Monday night, as it would mark the first time this season the offense was fully healthy. Instead, Daniel Jones won't be able to throw to the dynamic receiver.
Through four games this season, Shepard has 267 yards and one touchdown on 25 receptions (34 targets). He signed an extension with the Giants before the season at $41 million over the next four seasons.