3 Days into Training Camp, 3 Setbacks at WR for Giants
The first day of training camp for the Giants saw two wide receivers go down with injuries. Big Blue's new number 1, Sterling Shepard, has a broken thumb which could cost him to miss most, if not all, of camp and the preseason. Then the Giants wide receiving corps took a second, more severe hit. The talented Corey Coleman tore his ACL and the former first round pick from Baylor, who has never fully blossomed in the NFL, is out for the season.
Then, Saturday rolled around and out came a statement from offseason acquisition Golden Tate. The soon-to-be 31-year old who signed a four-year contract with the Giants in March has been suspended by the NFL after testing positive for a banned substance. In Tate's statement, he mentions the prescribed fertility drug he started taking in the offseason before realizing it contained an ingredient that was on the league's banned substance list.
According to Tate, his appeal of the suspension will be heard on August 6th.