New York Giants Receiver Returns To Practice, Off PUP List

New York Giant's receiver Sterling Shepard has come off the active/injured reserved list and returned to practice with the team, the club announced today

Shepard was sidelined from a torn Achilles injury he sustained during Week 15 of last season. He avoided being put on the PUP list to begin the season, avoiding at least a four game absence from the team to begin the year which is a good sign. 

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Head coach Brian Daboll spoke about his return during his presser on Wednesday and added that his strengths will help New York's offense. 

He can do a wide variety of things." Daboll said, according to Dan Salomone. "He has the ability to create separation.

Daboll also spoke on Shepard's ability of playing inside and outside as a pass-catcher, which gives their quarterback Daniel Jones another option on offense.

The 29-year-old veteran, who was drafted by the Giants in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, is entering his seventh season. He is looking to rewrite his injured past season where he put up 36 receptions for 366 yards, one touchdown, and within a total of seven games played. 

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