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Giants Sterling Shepard, Kayvon Thibodeaux game-time decisions at Titans

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (3) makes one-handed catches as Kadarius Toney (89) looks on during organized team activities (OTAs) at the training center in East Rutherford on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

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Sterling Shepard declared himself “ready to go” for the New York Giants’ regular-season opener, but whether the wide receiver is active at the Tennessee Titans on Sunday remains to be seen.

Giants coach Brian Daboll said Friday that all four of the players who have been limited in practice this week will be game-time decisions. That would included Shepard, who is returning from a torn Achilles tendon suffered in December, first-round pick Kayvon Thibodeaux (knee), defensive back Dane Belton (clavicle) and defensive end Azeez Ojulari (calf).

“We’ll just try to take it right up to game time as long as we can to see who’s going to be active and who’s not going to be active,” Daboll said Friday. “So, that’ll be really the next 48-hours if you will – let it go as long as we can let it go.”

Shepard returned to practice just two weeks ago and was activated from the physically unable to perform list on Aug. 24. He is listed as a second-string wide receiver behind Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney and rookie Wan’Dale Robinson, but Shepard told reporters this week that he plans to play.

Belton was officially listed as question on Friday while Thibodeaux and Ojulari were listed as doubtful.

“If we have to work them out before the game, we’ll work them out before the game if that’s something we need to do,” Daboll said when asked about Thibodeaux and Ojulari. “But we’re going to give them as long as they can to see if they are ready to go.”

–Field Level Media