New York Giants reserve wide receiver Russell Shepard is reportedly doubtful for Week 4 against Washington with a foot sprain.
Another setback has occurred for the New York Giants receivers, which has become a theme ever since training camp.
Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, reserve wide receiver Russell Shepard is doubtful for Week 4 against the Washington Redskins. The veteran has been diagnosed with a foot sprain.
The #Giants continue to be short-handed at WR, this time as it relates to Russell Shepard. He was diagnosed with a foot sprain that puts his status for this week in doubt, source said. He’s also a special teams contributor.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 25, 2019
Shepard spends a lot of time in a special teams role for New York as well.
Big Blue will also be without receiver Golden Tate, who’s serving the final game of his four-game suspension for PEDs, and Corey Coleman. The latter tore his ACL in training camp and is sidelined for the entire season.
Healthy receivers for the Giants include Sterling Shepard, Bennie Fowler III, T.J. Jones, Kaden Smith, Darius Slayton, and Cody Core. Cody Latimer is still recovering from a concussion sustained in a Week 2 loss to the Buffalo Bills.
The Giants will be looking to throw the ball a good amount this coming Sunday against the Redskins due to the additional injury to running back Saquon Barkley. The 2018 AP Offensive Rookie of the Year exited their 32-31 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday with what appeared to be an ankle injury. Barkley was then diagnosed with a high ankle sprain and will reportedly be out between four and eight weeks.
Look for Evan Engram and Sterling Shepard to have big days this coming Sunday with the receiving corps now even more depleted. Engram caught six balls for 113 yards and a touchdown last Sunday. Sterling, on the other hand, had seven receptions for 100 yards and one score.