Posted on: August 26, 2011 2:42 pm
Posted by Ryan Wilson
The Raiders signed veteran cornerback Lito Sheppard Friday, according to CBSSports.com Rapid Reporter Eric Gilmore. Sheppard, the Eagles' 2002 first-round pick and a 10-year NFL veteran, adds depth to Oakland's secondary. Starting cornerback Chris Johnson recently had an undisclosed surgery, and rookie third-rounder DeMarcus Van Dyke missed the last two practices with an undisclosed injury, according to the Oakland Tribune's Jerry McDonald.
Sheppard spent the first seven years of his career in Philadelphia where he was a two-time Pro Bowler. During that time he teamed with Sheldon Brown, Brian Dawkins and Michael Lewis to form one of the league's best secondaries. But as often happens, age and wear and tear have caught up to Sheppard, now 30. He started nine games for the Jets in 2009 but saw that number fall to two last year in Minnesota.
Sheppard has 19 career interceptions, 10 of which came in 2005 and 2006, his two Pro Bowl seasons.
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Posted on: October 30, 2010 10:25 pm
Posted by Andy Benoit
Seahawks @ Raiders
Steelers @ Saints
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Posted on: September 9, 2010 8:17 am
Posted by Andy Benoit
When Cedric Griffin tore his ACL in the NFC Championship loss at New Orleans, no one would have imagined that he’d be playing his next game on that same Superdome field. But such appears to be the case.
Griffin, Minnesota’s top corner, has been listed as questionable all week. But with rookie Chris Cook now out with his own knee injury, Pro Football Talk says Griffin will be in the lineup Thursday night.
Cook was expected to start opposite veteran Antoine Winfield. Don’t expect Griffin to start. The Vikings will likely go with Pro Bowler turned journeyman Lito Sheppard, a veteran in the Cover 2 scheme but also somewhat of a training camp disappointment. Asher Allen could fill the nickel duties (which he did a few times as a third-round rookie last season).
The Saints, of course, willingly employ four-receiver sets, so even if Griffin is only the No. 4 corner, expect him to see a fair amount of action.
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