Seeing pal Odell Beckham Jr. astatine the Giants’ installation earlier this week “meant a lot” to Sterling Shepard.
Speaking from the locker country connected Wednesday, the longtime Giants receiver — who suffered a season-ending ACL tear successful Week 3 against the Cowboys — opened up astir the sojourn from his aged teammate, who played for New York from 2014-18.
“It meant a batch to me. I mean, that’s 1 of my brothers,” the 29-year-old Shepard said. “He’s done that a fig of times flying from wherever helium is. He was successful the Bahamas, but helium wanted to travel spot maine and I was blessed to spot his face. Hadn’t seen him successful a while, so, it was large seeing him.”
Shepard arrived successful New York successful 2016, 2 years aft the Giants selected Beckham, besides 29, successful the archetypal circular of the 2014 NFL Draft. Beckham was aboriginal traded to the Browns successful aboriginal 2019 aft 5 seasons successful New York. He landed with the Rams past November and went connected to triumph a Super Bowl with the squad earlier this year.
Beckham is presently a escaped cause arsenic helium continues to enactment his mode backmost from an ACL teardrop sustained successful February’s Super Bowl triumph against the Bengals.
Beckham’s sojourn connected Monday was strictly Shepard-centric, according to The Post’s Paul Schwartz, and not an authoritative sojourn with the team.
As for Shepard, who returned to the Giants this play connected a restructured one-year deal, he has nary imminent plans to retire pursuing the caller injury.
“I’m a fighter. I privation to spell retired connected my ain terms. I don’t privation thing similar this to marque maine spell out. So, I’m going to combat to get my assemblage backmost to wherever I tin execute and get this happening good,” helium said.
Shepard, the longest-tenured subordinate connected the Giants, was sidelined precocious past season pursuing a non-contact torn Achilles.