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‘I’m ready’: Giants’ Sterling Shepard out to prove he’s worth that big extension

There was always a safe landing spot for Sterling Shepard, who existed the past three years as the other wide receiver on a Giants team dominated on the field and off it by Odell Beckham Jr. But then Beckham, 26, was traded to the Browns and Shepard, at 25, is now quite suddenly a focal point as a featured player and personality. “I’m no longer a young guy,’’ Shepard said Friday. “I’m a vet now. This contract says a lot, so I’m going to handle it the right way.” “This contract’’ is a four-year, $41 million extension, including $21.3 million in guaranteed money, linking Shepard to the Giants through the 2023 season. Beckham arrived in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft and Shepard came aboard in the second rou ...