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Sterling Shepard will play for Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Giants welcome veteran wide receiver back to action

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After a brief pre-game workout, it appears that Sterling Shepard will indeed play Thursday for the New York Giants.


The New York Giants have activated wide receiver Sterling Shepard, who has been on injured reserve since suffering a turf toe injury in Week 2, in time for Thursday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Giants are also elevating a pair of players from the practice squad — wide receiver Alex Bachman and outside linebacker Trent Harris.

Before adding Shepard and Bachman to the game day roster, the Giants were down to only three healthy wide receivers.— Darius Slayton, Golden Tate, Austin Mack. Wide receiver C.J. Board will miss the game vs. the Eagles with a concussion.

Shepard caught eight passes for 76 yards before being injured midway through the Week 2 game vs. the Chicago Bears.

Bachman has not played in an NFL game. He spent part of last season on the Giants’ practice squad, and has done a pair of stints on the team’s practice squad this season.

Harris played in 11 games with three starts last season for the Miami Dolphins. He was signed to the Giants’ practice squad on Oct. 13 and activated last Saturday for the Washington game, but did not play. He reverted to the practice squad Monday.