Sheppard has signed with the Giants, Jordan Raanan of NJ.com reports. The 28-year-old, who racked up 105 tackles in 16 games for the Dolphins last season, bolsters the Giants' depth at linebacker, but it remains to be seen if his role in the New York defense will allow him to approach triple-digit tackles again in 2016.
Sheppard finished the 2015 season with 105 tackles. Very few pundits would've predicted a season with triple digit tackle numbers for Sheppard during training camp but injuries and subpar play allowed him to shine. Unfortunately though big plays were missing from his resume as he didn't record a sack or turnover. He won't be guaranteed a starting job next season as the Dolphins will likely bring in competition at the linebacker spot via free agency and/or the draft.
The Dolphins have re-signed linebacker Kelvin Sheppard on Tuesday, reports the Palm Beach Post. Sheppard registered 24 tackles and one forced fumble in 14 games for Miami last season.
The Dolphins listed a lengthy injury report for Week 12 at Denver. Miami will be without the services of Jonathan Freeny after missing practice the entire week because of a hamstring injury. The team also labeled Charles Clay (knee, hamstring) and Cortland Finnegan (ankle) as doubtful. Daryn Colledge (back) and Lamar Miller (shoulder, knee) were deemed questionable. Meanwhile, the following players were ruled as probable: Jarvis Landry (shoulder), Koa Misi (ankle), Mike Pouncey (hip), Kelvin Sheppard (hip, groin), Ryan Tannehill (left shoulder), Jordan Tripp (chest), Mike Wallace (calf) and Jimmy Wilson (hamstring).
Dolphins tight end Charles Clay is active Week 11 against the Bills. Clay came into the game listed as questionable due to a knee injury. Clay was a limited participant in practice Wednesday. The team will also have John Denney, Kelvin Sheppard and Dion Sims available for the contest. All three players were also listed as questionable going into the game.