Sterling Shepard
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New York Giants wideout Sterling Shepard is expected to miss his third consecutive game, as he remains in the concussion protocol.

Not great news for the New York Giants heading into their Week 8 matchup with the Detroit Lions.

According to head coach Pat Shurmur, there’s a “strong possibility” that Sterling Shepard will miss this Sunday’s game. This, via Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. Shepard has been in the concussion protocol since Monday, Oct. 7 after arriving at the team’s facility with concerning symptoms.

This is Shepard’s second tenure in the concussion protocol this year and could lead to his fourth missed game of the season. The veteran wideout previously missed the Week 2 loss to the Buffalo Bills due to the same injury.

This will mark the fifth consecutive game where quarterback Daniel Jones doesn’t have his top receiver, running back, and tight end on the field due to injury. Not to mention, it’s the sixth straight game where he won’t have each of those weapons all start and finish healthy.

For the Week 3 win in Tampa Bay, Shepard, Saquon Barkley, and Evan Engram all started the game, with Barkley exiting prior to halftime with what ended up being a high ankle sprain.

Through four games this year, Shepard has caught 25 balls for 267 yards and a touchdown. His lone score was during his most productive game of the season, where he caught seven balls for 100 yards in the victory over the Buccaneers.

Big Blue will take on the Lions in Detroit this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

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