Giants receiver Sterling Shepard ruled out against Redskins

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard has been made inactive for Thursday's game against the Washington Redskins.

The reason is because of migraine headaches, according to a source.

Shepard missed Sunday's win over the Kansas City Chiefs and has not practiced this week. He tried to do some light running this week, but the migraines returned.

A source told ESPN's Jordan Raanan that Shepard felt "better" on Wednesday, and he made the trip with the Giants to Maryland in hope of being active Thursday night.

His absence will leave the Giants thin at wide receiver. Roger Lewis and Tavarres King will start, with Travis Rudolph playing out of the slot and the speedy Kalif Raymond also available.

Shepard, a second-year receiver, has posted 38 receptions for 475 yards and one touchdown this season. He leads the Giants in receiving yards in 2017 on a unit that has dealt with numerous injuries.