The Giants have had a revolving door at the wide receiver position recently and not by choice.
Already during 2019's training camp the team has lost Sterling Shepard and Corey Coleman to injury, plus Golden Tate to suspension.
But Russell Shepard thinks the team has the pieces to turn this big negative into a positive.
Shepard said the Giants could turn this streak of bad news into a "Cinderella story."
"I've seen it happen time and time again, I've seen some great things can come out of these situations. It's the NFL, everybody is here for a reason, and everybody's waiting for an opportunity," Shepard said. "At the end of the day, we're all pros, we're all here for a reason, and we can make this a Cinderella story."
Coleman, a former first-round pick, tore his ACL and his season is done. Tate was suspended for violating the league's PED policy, but he's going to appeal it.
In response to the rash of losses, the Giants signed TJ Jones and Amba Etta-Tawo on Saturday. With the naysayers questioning the Giants' depth at the wideout position, Shepard said those questions is the type of fuel the team needs.
"That's how we like it, we have nothing to lose, that's what you want. You want people to doubt you at times so we can prove them wrong. You want people to kind of give up on you. That's what this group of guys is going to do. We're going go out and show why we deserve to be here," he said. "We've got a good group of guys that can make this a good situation."