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Sterling Shepard sheds non-contact jersey

Giants co-owner John Mara says the team needed to make drastic changes this offseason, but Chris Simms and Mike Florio wonder if they made the right ones.

Sterling Shepard no longer is wearing the yellow non-contact jersey, having ditched it for Sunday’s practice.

It is another step in Shepard’s return from a fractured left thumb, even if the Giants receiver didn’t think it was a big deal.

“I didn’t think the yellow jersey was doing much anyway,” Shepard said, via Tom Rock of Newsday. “It’s not that big of a difference.”

Shepard continues to wear the splint on his thumb for support, and he remains unavailable for the third preseason game. But Shepard is on track to play in the Sept. 8 opener against the Cowboys.

“It’s just the next step in the process,” Shurmur said of Shepard taking off the non-contact jersey. “He’s fine.”