The Giants quickly suffered their first injury of camp when post-practice X-rays revealed that starting wide receiver Sterling Shepard suffered a fractured left thumb. The fourth-year pro was injured when he reached to the ground to catch a low pass.
Shepard will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis.
Last year, Shepard started all 16 games and finished with career-high totals of 66 catches and 872 yards. He signed a contract extension in the offseason. At his news conference, Shurmur was asked if Shepard can be a No. 1 receiver.
"Sure, I think he can be," Shurmur said. "Sterling is a football player, and we appreciate his toughness and his ability to make plays, and all the things he adds to the team. He's a value-added guy in my mind. He plays his position, but he makes the people around him better. I think that's what all the players should strive to do."