12 New York Giants Who Won't Return Next Season

This is a pivotal offseason for Brian Daboll and the New York Giants, and that means saying goodbye to a lot of familiar faces.

Jan 7, 2024; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26)
Jan 7, 2024; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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4. Sterling Shepard

Speaking of retirement, Sterling Shepard has actually opened up about considering it. But even if Shep does continue his NFL career, he's already bid farewell to the Giants.

This isn't news, either. The team gave him a special pre-game introduction in Week 18 against the Philadelphia Eagles, and Daboll gave him a proper sendoff by giving him his highest snap count and highest number of touches of the season.

Catching 50-plus balls in each of his first five pro seasons, Shepard seemed like he would at least be a long-term mainstay in the New York offense. But injuries caught up with him, limiting him to just a combined 10 games in 2021 and 2022, and his 2023 return was far from triumphant.

With just 577 yards on 59 receptions over the last three years combined, there's not a ton of hope in Shepard turning things around with a new team.

He could get a training camp invite somewhere, and Giants fans will surely be rooting for him if that does happen, but at this point it's safe to say his farewell is pretty official.