The good news is that running back Saquon Barkley and tight end Evan Engram were both full participants in practice and will likely return to the field Sunday. The bad news is that, as expected, wide receiver Sterling Shepard has been ruled out.
Giants’ coach Pat Shurmur said that Shepard’s health is “on the front burner” and that he will be held out as long as necessary as he recovers from his second concussion in a month’s time.
The Giants might also be getting running back Wayne Gallman Jr. and defensive tackle Olsen Pierre back, but they have yet to be officially ruled in or out of Sunday’s game. They practiced fully but are currently in the concussion protocol, and it is up to an independent doctor to determine whether or not they have cleared the protocol.
At the very least the Giants will be getting their two most dangerous weapons back as they face Kyler Murray and the Cardinals’ offense.