The New York Giants are giving huge receiver Sterling Shepard one other alternative, as ESPN stories a one-year deal being agreed upon on Sunday.
Shepard’s profession has been mired with accidents since he was taken within the second spherical of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma. Last season, it was an ACL tear in his left knee in Week 3 in opposition to the Dallas Cowboys.
It was actually a freak harm, as Shepard was merely jogging down the sector on the MetLife Stadium turf when he went down along with his harm and knew it was critical.
In the earlier season, Shepard tore his Achilles, and he has additionally needed to take care of concussions, ankle, quad, hamstring and different knee accidents in his seven years within the NFL.
Shepard, 30, has been via loads, however he stated he can be returning subsequent season to the NFL regardless of the place he may land.
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New York needed him again, and his restoration timeline from his ACL harm expects him to be prepared for coaching camp.
“Of course, that is like my second house,” Shepard stated, through ESPN. “This is the place I’ve at all times been and what I do know. So, I feel anyone in my place would wish to do this, however like I stated, no matter occurs, man.”
Shepard has additionally turn out to be a veteran chief for head coach Brian Daboll’s group. He was at all times seen on the sideline for gamedays after his harm, as he made it a degree to journey with the group and proceed to assist in any approach he might with the younger receiving corps the Giants needed to deploy.
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When he was on the sector final season, Shepard caught 13 passes from Daniel Jones for 154 yards and one landing.
Shepard has 4,038 yards on 362 receptions with 22 touchdowns in his profession. He remains to be a flexible receiver when wholesome, being able to work on the skin in addition to the slot with effectiveness.
The Giants do want extra huge receiver assist regardless of Shepard’s re-signing. Darius Slayton, Isaiah Hodgins and Richie James did properly to step in in the course of the group’s playoff run final season, however New York is hoping to discover a No. 1-type man for Jones, who has been inked for the subsequent 4 seasons at $160 million.