Giants' Sterling Shepard Ruled Out With Concussion

Ryan Chatelain
September 13, 2019 - 12:58 pm

The Giants will have to try to earn their first win of the season without their top wide receiver.

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Sterling Shepard has been ruled out for Sunday's home opener against the Bills with a concussion, the team announced Friday.

The Giants revealed earlier this week that Shepard suffered the concussion during their Week 1 loss at Dallas. He is now in the league's protocol for such injuries.

Shepard played on 68 of the Giants' 69 offensive snaps and caught six passes for 42 yards in the 35-17 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday. Last season, he had 66 receptions for 872 yards with four touchdowns.


Receiver depth is a major concern for the Giants. Golden Tate is serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Darius Slayton has also been ruled out with a hamstring injury, and Cody Latimer is questionable with a calf issue. If Latimer cannot play, that would leave Bennie Fowler and Russell Shepard, who combined for 15 receptions in 2018, as the Giants' top two wideouts.

The Giants also announced that tight end Garrett Dickerson will miss Sunday's game with a quad injury.