4. WR Sterling Shepard
This might be the saddest one because of what Sterling Shepard has meant to the franchise and to the fanbase. Since being drafted in 2016, few players have played with more heart and guts than Shepard. He’s been here for playoff teams and for full-on team rebuilds. He’s also been here for several injuries, many of which have cost him time on the field.
Shepard’s health for 2023 was a big mystery, and he’s actually remained healthy for the season. But, despite the 12 games he’s been active for, he’s practically been a ghost. Shepard has seven catches for 39 yards and one touchdown.
The three games Shepard was active for in 2022 saw better numbers from the veteran than him healthy in 2023, which might go to show what the team thinks of him now. Shepard is barely a factor in the offense and is very rarely used. Unfortunately, 2023 might be the final time we see Shepard as a member of the Giants active roster.