New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll was back in front of the media on Sunday morning after a day off on Saturday and revealed the team would be activating both Sterling Shepard and Jamison Crowder.
Daboll opened the presser by announcing that Shepard (knee) will be coming off the PUP list on Sunday and will be participating in drills. It will be his first time back on the filed since tearing his ACL last September.
Daboll also said they are activating 2023 free-agent signing, Crowder (calf), off the non-football injury list. He will also take part in practice.
Among other injury updates, defensive lineman Rakeem Nunez-Roches, who was involved in a car accident last week that landed him in the concussion protocol, will also be back to practice on Sunday.
Giants are activating wide receivers Sterling Shepard & Jamison Crowder off the PUP list today, Brian Daboll says
Cole Beasley (quad), Rakeem Nunez-Roches (concussion) & Gervarrius Owens are all practicing, too
DE Jihad Ward (undisclosed ailment) & TE Ryan Jones sitting today pic.twitter.com/4GWrw5JBqi
— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) July 30, 2023
The same will be the case for veteran wide receiver Cole Beasley (quad) and rookie defensive back Gervarrius Owens.
Linebacker Jihad Ward (undisclosed ailment) and backup tight end Ryan Jones (undisclosed) will sit out Sunday’s drills.
The first week of practice has many wondering if the team’s first-round pick, cornerback Deonte Banks out of Maryland, is ready to step right in and start this season. Daboll didn’t say either way but had some positive feed back on Banks.
#NYGiants Daboll – banks done a good job….competing hard and showing shadow skills in coverage
— GiantsWFAN (@giantswfan) July 30, 2023
The Giants traded up one spot in the first round in this year’s draft to select Banks, who they see as a physical player who can man-up with the bigger outside receivers in the league.