A string of injuries limited Sterling Shepard to just 10 games in the previous two seasons, casting some doubt over his future in the process.
He's worked hard to get back and made a lot of plays in practice and then looked good tonight, too. So, it's extremely impressive."
Shepard, 30, played in just seven games during the 2021 season, as hamstring issues and a torn Achilles cut that campaign short.
While he's never been a star—he set a career-high in receptions (66) and receiving yards (872) in 2018 and has never duplicated the eight touchdowns he pulled in during his 2016 rookie campaign—
He made his return to action in Friday night's preseason tilt against the Carolina Panthers, pulling in one reception for six yards
"It's good when you are coming back from that, you know, the history that he's had the last couple of years. It was good for him," head coach Brian Daboll told reporters.