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Top Russell Shepard News

  • Russell Shepard: Calls end to playing days

    Shepard announced his retirement Thursday in a post on his personal Instagram account.

    Shepard, who turned 30 years old Thursday, spent seven seasons in the NFL with the Buccaneers, Panthers and Giants after going undrafted out of LSU in 2013. He served as a depth wideout throughout his career, making his biggest statistical splash with the Bucs in 2016, when he hauled in 23 of 40 targets for 341 yards and two touchdowns over 14 games. He was limited to three games in his final professional season in 2019 after a sprained foot resulted in him landing on injured reserve last September.

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  • Giants' Russell Shepard: Minimal usage before injury in 2019

    Shepard (foot) caught three of eight targets for 25 yards over three games in 2019.

    Shepard sustained a foot sprain in Week 3 and ended up spending the rest of the year on injured reserve. The 29-year-old had minimal fantasy value anyway, especially after rookie Darius Slayton took over a starting role. Shepard is set to be an unrestricted free agent in March, and even if he re-signs in the Big Apple, he'll need other receivers to get injured to have fantasy relevance.

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  • Giants' Russell Shepard: Could return from IR

    Coach Pat Shurmur said Shepard (foot) may return from injured reserve with Golden Tate suffering a concussion during Sunday's loss to the Bears, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

    Shepard was placed on IR with a foot sprain, so it's likely he's healthy enough to play by now. The 29-year-old is eligible to be activated from IR for this Sunday's matchup against the Packers, and he could fill in as the No. 3 wideout behind Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton. If Shepard indeed returns, his fantasy value is low, especially if Evan Engram (foot) returns.

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  • Giants' Russell Shepard: Lands on injured reserve

    The Giants placed Shepard (foot) on injured reserve Wednesday, Michael Elsen of the team's official site reports.

    Shepard sustained a foot injury during Sunday's win over the Buccaneers, the severity of which will now cause him to miss at least the next eight weeks on IR. His absence will make additional offensive snaps available for Darius Slayton, TJ Jones and Cody Core.

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  • Giants' Russell Shepard: Still not practicing

    Shepard (foot) is not practicing Thursday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

    Shepard has yet to practice this week due to a left foot sprain. He appears to be in danger of missing Sunday's contest against Washington, in which case rookie wideout Darius Slayton could see increased snaps on offense.

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  • Giants' Russell Shepard: Absent from practice

    Shepard (foot) is not practicing Wednesday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

    Shepard is managing a left foot sprain. He'll likely need to step up the level of his practice participation Thursday or Friday for any chance of suiting up Week 4 versus Washington. If Shepard is forced to miss any time, Darius Slayton could benefit from increased available snaps.

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  • Giants' Russell Shepard: Battling foot sprain

    Shepard is dealing with a left foot sprain, Tom Rock of Newsday reports.

    Shepard couldn't find chemistry with rookie Daniel Jones in Sunday's game versus the Buccaneers, hauling in just one of five targets for six yards. He's now facing an injury that could keep him out of Week 4's contest versus the Redskins, so expect his practice status to be monitored closely throughout the week.

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  • Giants' Russell Shepard: Snags two passes

    Shepard caught two of three targets for 19 yards in Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Bills.

    Shepard played 41 of 70 offensive snaps (59 percent) since Sterling Shepard was out with a concussion, but he couldn't turn the opportunity into anything relevant. He was out-produced by TJ Jones (3-38-1) and Cody Core (3-28-0), although both played less snaps. Still, Shepard could see his role increase further if Cody Latimer (concussion) can't play Week 3 versus the Buccaneers.

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  • Giants' Russell Shepard: Limited role in Week 1

    Shepard was not targeted in Sunday's 35-17 loss to the Cowboys.

    The Giants had 48 pass attempts between Eli Manning and Daniel Jones on Sunday, but Shepard still saw zero action on his nine offensive snaps. The 28-year-old was significantly behind No. 3 wideout Bennie Fowler (50 snaps and five receptions for 40 yards) but was clearly ahead of Cody Core, who was limited to special teams. Sterling Shepard was placed in the concussion protocol Monday, which could open some opportunities for Russell Shepard should he be forced to sit out Week 2.

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  • Giants' Russell Shepard: Scores 51-yard TD

    Shepard caught both of his targets for 58 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 31-22 preseason opening win over the Jets.

    Shepard got free on a second-quarter slant and took it 51 yards to the house. With Golden Tate suspended to start the regular season and Sterling Shepard battling a fractured thumb, Russell Shepard has an opportunity to not only lock down a roster spot but be a sizable contributor when the games start to count.

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  • Giants' Russell Shepard: Looking healthy

    Shepard has been participating in team drills during spring workouts.

    Before re-signing with the Giants in March, Shepard missed the final two games of the 2018 season with an ankle injury. It doesn't seem as if the receiver's rehab extended into OTAs, though. In advance of training camp, Shepard is looking to win one of the final roster spots at receiver under Sterling Shepard (wrist) and Golden Tate.

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  • Giants' Russell Shepard: Staying with Big Blue

    Shepard (ankle) agreed Wednesday to re-sign with the Giants on a one-year contract, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

    Shepard played more snaps on special teams (203) than offense (183) in 2018, catching 10 of 19 targets for 188 yards and two touchdowns. His value on the Giants' coverage units gives him a decent shot to stick on the 53-man roster for another season, and he might even compete with Corey Coleman, Cody Latimer and Bennie Fowler for the No. 3 gig at wide receiver. It's unclear if Shepard has made a full recovery from the ankle injury that held him out for the final two weeks of 2018.

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  • Giants' Russell Shepard: Won't play Week 17

    Shepard (ankle) was ruled out for Sunday's season finale against the Cowboys, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

    Shepard suffered the ankle injury Week 15 against the Titans and will finish 2018 by missing the final two games of the season. He unfortunately couldn't take advantage of the absence of Odell Beckham (quadriceps), who is set to miss the last four games of the year. The 28-year-old caught 10 of 19 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games for the Giants this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Houston, TX, USA
Age: 31
School: LSU
Experience: 8