The New York Giants have activated wide receiver Sterling Shepard off injured reserve, opening up the possibility that he can play against the Philadelphia Eagles tonight on Thursday Night Football.
Shepard will be a game-time decision for Thursday Night Football, as he will test things out prior to the game before a final decision is made on his status. The slot receiver has been sidelined since Week 2 with a toe injury. Shepard could help spark an offense that has struggled without Saquon Barkley. He may see his snaps limited if he does start, so bear that in mind when making any Week 7 lineup decisions involving him.
According to Ian Rapoport on Twitter, the Baltimore Ravens plan to sign wide receiver Dez Bryant to the practice squad pending a positive workout and physical.
The Ravens are gearing up for another playoff run and need to address their depth at receiver. They have some talented young weapons but need a sure-handed veteran to help move the chains underneath, a role Willie Snead failed in last year. Dez Bryant has clearly lost a step or two, but if he can offer a reliable target on third downs and an extra option in the red zone, the Ravens will be happy. He will be signing to the practice squad, likely to the protected portion, but is expected to be promoted to the main roster before the stretch run of the season.
According to Mike Garafolo on Twitter, Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert could make his return to the team in Week 10.
Goedert looks to be on track to return right on the initial six-week timeframe given for his fractured ankle. With Zach Ertz also going down with an ankle injury, the Eagles are going to be painfully thin at the position for the next four weeks. Richard Rodgers is the next man up for the Eagles and is our 19th ranked tight end for Week 7.