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Sterling Shepard remains in concussion protocol [UPDATE]

Sterling Shepard has returned to practice but has yet to be cleared of his concussion.

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard reacts after defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports


Sterling Shepard got a full practice in on Wednesday. According to beat writer Paul Schwartz, the expectation is that he will be cleared to play against the Bears in Week 12 as long as he doesn’t have another set back.

Sterling Shepard has been able to practice this week, but according to NT Post beat writer Paul Schwartz, he is still in the concussion protocol. Shepard’s history of concussions is concerning, and it appears to have pushed this latest brain injury into a long layoff for the third-year receiver.

Shepard had passed through the concussion protocol and appeared ready to play on Monday Night Football against Dallas in Week 9, but his symptoms came back, and he was ruled out. Shepard looks to be closing in on clearing protocol again, but with his history, we can’t take his availability for granted.

If he can play this week in Chicago, Darius Slayton and Golden Tate would get more target competition, but with Evan Engram looking iffy this week, they could all see enough work to have fantasy upside. If he can’t go, Tate and Slayton again become strong targets for Daniel Jones.