Less than a week after suffering what appeared as though it could have been a significant ankle injury, New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard returned to practice on Monday.
Here are a couple of looks at Shepard in action:
Shep is back and getting physical!-GM pic.twitter.com/F0C6LoyYdV— The Giant Insider (@GiantInsider) August 7, 2017
Per reports, Shepard went full speed in early drills but did not appear to practice in some of the later team sessions. Still, good news to see him back on the field.
“He was running around, I didn’t see any noticeable limp or anything like that. He was moving around good, some change in direction, looked fine,” said coach Ben McAdoo.
The coach added he would be open to Shepard playing Friday vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers “if he’s ready to go.”
Keenan Robinson (concussion) did not practice) ... Tavarres King (ankle) returned to practice ... wide receiver Kevin Snead left practice with an apparent hamstring injury. He also had one of those in the spring. ... Per reports, linebacker Mark Herzlich and defensive tackle Robert Thomas worked on the side.
Odds & Ends
Yours truly did not attend practice today. I will be there on Tuesday. Here are a couple of early impressions from reporters on the scene
- Sounded like Monday was a good day for cornerback Donte Deayon and wide receiver Darius Powe, practice squad players last year who are trying to make the roster. McAdoo on Powe:
“He’s a player that knows what to do and how to do it. Anytime you know what to do and how to do it, you have a chance to play fast and use what your abilities are.”
- Plackekicker Aldrick Rosas, competing with Mike Nugent, reportedly went 3-for-3 today during.
- Fllback Jacob Huesman, competing with Shane Smith, got some first-team reps in two-minute drills Monday. McAdoo’s take:
“We put him in there and he transitioned nicely. So, he can pick up some of the running back stuff, the single back stuff. He can be in a fullback-type because he’s played quarterback. I think he gets the game from that standpoint.”
Since I was not at Monday’s practice, here are some thoughts from some of the writers who were.
mcadoo says MykThompson - converting to outside CB- has had some good days and keeps on battling #giants— GiantsWFAN (@giantswfan) August 7, 2017
I thought @Eflow_74 followed Saturday's solid practice w/ another one from what I was able to see today.— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) August 7, 2017
Held up vs Vernon + Okwara #Giants
DJ Fluker is working at LG with the third offense. He's also taken a few reps at RT with the 3s.— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) August 7, 2017