Giants WR Shepard (concussion) practices for second straight day

Reuters

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard was a full participant in practice on Thursday for a second straight day, a step toward returning to game action.

Shepard suffered a concussion in a Week 5 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Oct. 6 and has been sidelined since. He has yet to clear the concussion protocol but could before Monday night's home game against the Dallas Cowboys.

He has had two concussions this season, missing Week 2's loss to the Buffalo Bills after suffering a head injury in the season opener in Dallas.

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The 26-year-old wideout has played in four games this season, with 25 receptions for 267 yards and a touchdown.

Rookie cornerback/kick returner Corey Ballentine, also in the concussion protocol, was a full participant in practice on Thursday. His status for Monday's game remains uncertain.

--Field Level Media

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