Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) expected to play Sunday

Shepard was held out of the Giants' Week 2 matchup against the Bills with a concussion.|Art or Photo Credit: AP

New York Giants wideout Sterling Shepard is expected to clear the concussion protocol and play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, coach Pat Shurmur said Thursday.
The veteran's return is good news for rookie quarterback Daniel Jones, who has replaced Eli Manning and will be making his first career start at Raymond James Stadium.
Shepard, 26, opened his fourth NFL season with six catches for 42 yards against the Dallas Cowboys, but was held out of last week's loss to the Buffalo Bills.
Shepard has 196 receptions for 2,328 yards and 14 touchdowns in 44 games since New York drafted him in the second round out of Oklahoma in 2016.
The Giants could still be short-handed at receiver even with Shepard's return, as Bennie Fowler injured a hamstring at Wednesday's practice and Cody Latimer is dealing with a concussion.