Report: Sterling Shepard agrees to one-year, $1.165 million deal

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The Giants agreed to terms with receiver Sterling Shepard on a one-year deal. Field Yates of ESPN reports it is a base salary of $1.165 million with $38,125 for each game he is active.

He was scheduled to become a free agent next week.

The Giants made Shepard a second-round choice in 2016, and he has played all seven NFL seasons in New York.

In 75 career games, Shepard has 362 catches for 4,038 yards and 22 touchdowns.

He has played only 10 games over the past two seasons combined, though, because of injuries. He tore his left Achilles tendon in 2021 and tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in Week 3 last season.

Shepard made 13 receptions for 154 yards and a touchdown in three games last season.

8 responses to “Report: Sterling Shepard agrees to one-year, $1.165 million deal

  1. Nothing about that salary guarantees him a spot on the 53. In fact he may start on the PUP. Great to get coach Shep back!

  2. This is close to the veteran minimum salary, so talk about a smoking deal. For the Giants.

  3. It’s a shame he can’t stay on the field. When he’s on the field he’s a solid target and contributor that makes plays. When he’s off the field he’s the first one supporting his teammates on the sideline game in/game out, it’s just a shame he’s on the sideline more often than not. Hope he stays healthy the entire, if not, most of the season, at least the latter part of it.

  4. Great locker room/glue guy, and maybe the most lied on the team. Whatever they get out of him as a player is likely not a ton this year.

  5. He should have tested the free agent market, I’m sure more teams would have given him more

  6. I was expecting a prove it deal, but that’s bargain basement. Talk about value. Shepard would be considered a great WR if he didn’t get injured so often…

    and had a QB.

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