New York Giants Sterling Shepard
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New York Giants wideout Sterling Shepard has re-entered the concussion protocol and will be sidelined for Monday night’s game.

For the fourth consecutive week, the New York Giants will be without veteran wideout Sterling Shepard. The fourth-year pro is still nursing a concussion sustained in the Week 5 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

On Friday, the Giants cleared Shepard from the concussion protocol. However, symptoms returned this past weekend, which prompted Big Blue to make their ultimate decision on their No. 1 receiver.

“He practiced fully this week and was limited with no contact the two weeks before that,” head coach Pat Shurmur said, per the Giants official website. “He told [Sr. VP Medical Services/Head Athletic Trainer] Ronnie [Barnes] [Saturday] evening he didn’t feel well and was sent for examination and evaluation. When he arrived for work [Sunday] morning, he still did not feel well. At that point, the decision was made to continue in the concussion protocol.”

This will be the veteran’s fifth missed game of the year. He additionally missed the Week 2 loss to the Buffalo Bills due to his first trip to the protocol.

In Shepard’s absence, the Giants will continue to rely on Golden Tate, Darius Slayton, and tight end Evan Engram in the passing game. Slayton, a rookie out of Auburn University, caught two balls for 50 yards and two touchdowns in the team’s loss to the Detroit Lions last week.

The Giants will kick off at home against the Dallas Cowboys on “Monday Night Football” at 8:15 p.m. ET.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.