The receiver sat out practice Friday, but wasn't in a boot and appeared to walk fine while heading to speak to the media. Video evidence:
After rolling the ankle Wednesday and wearing a boot Thursday, Shepard said the injury is progressing well. The second-year pro left little doubt he'd be fully recovered when the regular season opens.
"Oh yeah, I'll be ready for Week 1," Shepard said, via NFL Network's Kimberly Jones.
"If I feel well enough to [play] in preseason games I will," he said.
The young slot receiver said the initial report that he had tears in his eyes after rolling the ankle was erroneous.
Shepard is expected to have a big year for Big Blue from the slot position, a job he swiped from Victor Cruz as a rookie. The 23-year-old tallied 65 receptions for 683 yards and eight touchdowns in 2016.