Russell Shepard

#89 WR / Tampa Bay Buccaneers / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 195 lb Age: 25 College: Louisiana State Bye 6,18,19,20,21

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  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Buccaneers' Russell Shepard: Tallies only three receptions in 2015

    Shepard managed three catches (on 10 targets) for 28 yards and a touchdown in the 2015 season. The third-year pro was hardly a blip on the offensive radar in 2015, despite playing a total of 209 snaps from scrimmage. Shepard was unable to capitalize on the opportunities that came about as a result of knee injuries to fellow wideouts Louis Murphy and Vincent Jackson, with undrafted rookies Donteea Dye and Adam Humphries making a bigger impact. As was the case in 2014, Shepard's biggest contributions once again came on special teams, where he tallied 223 snaps. Absent a shuffling of the receiver depth chart prompted by unforseen personnel moves, the 25-year-old appears destined to battle with Dye and Humphries for a spot in the lower rungs of the wideout totem pole in 2016.

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    Buccaneers' Russell Shepard: Secures 18-yard catch in Week 16 loss

    Shepard secured his sole target for 18 yards in Sunday's 26-21 loss to the Bears. The reserve receiver made his first appearance on the stat sheet since Week 11 against the Eagles. Shepard, like fellow wideouts Adam Humphries and Donteea Dye, received a boost in playing time due to Vincent Jackson's absence as a result of a knee injury. The LSU product may have a similar opportunity next week against the Panthers if Jackson sits out the season finale.

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    Buccaneers' Russell Shepard: Secures lone target for four-yard touchdown in Week 11

    Shepard secured his lone target for a four-yard touchdown in Sunday's 45-17 victory over the Eagles. It was only the third catch of the season for Shepard, who was unable to garner any appreciable playing time stemming from the recent knee injuries to fellow wideouts Vincent Jackson and Louis Murphy. However, Shepard did see a spike in opportunity Sunday as the fourth receiver, with rookie Donteaa Dye inactive for the Week 11 contest. With Jackson now back on the field, it will be interesting to see how the bottom of the Bucs' receiver depth chart shakes out week to week for the duration of the season.

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    Buccaneers' Russell Shepard: Tallies only four snaps in Week 8

    Shepard was only on the field for four snaps in Week 8, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Despite a decimated receiving corps, the second-year pro was passed over for the start in favor of rookie Donteea Dye. Shepard then saw undrafted rookie Adam Humphries surpass him in playing time during the game, and received most of his work on special teams, where he was in on 15 snaps. It remains to be seen if his role from scrimmage will see an uptick in Week 9, but Shepard appears to be trailing Dye and Humphries at present.

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    Buccaneers' Russell Shepard: Active Sunday

    Shepard (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game at Atlanta. The Buccaneers will choose between Shepard and Donteea Dye to start at wideout opposite Mike Evans, as Vincent Jackson (knee), Louis Murphy (knee), and Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder) are all absent. Used primarily on special teams in two-plus seasons, Shepard has just five catches (on 10 targets) for 69 yards in 33 appearances.

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    Buccaneers' Russell Shepard: Listed as probable to face Atlanta

    Shepard (hamstring) is listed as probable for Sunday's game in Atlanta. A full practice participant throughout the week, Shepard is all but assured of returning from a one-game absence. With Louis Murphy (knee) done for the season and Vincent Jackson (knee) listed as questionable, Shepard will likely get the nod in two-wide formations alongside Mike Evans. Undrafted rookie Donteea Dye should also have an expanded role.

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    Buccaneers' Russell Shepard: Practices fully Thursday

    Shepard (hamstring) practiced in full for a second consecutive day Thursday, Joe Kania of the Buccaneers official site reports. Shepard's progress is worth monitoring closely, given that he would likely take the field as a starter in Week 8 should Vincent Jackson (knee) remain on the sidelines. After also having had a solid practice week leading into Week 7, Shepard appears to be clear of any restrictions stemming from his hamstring ailment. Full participation in Friday's session would further confirm that Shepard should be ready to return to the field Sunday.

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    Buccaneers' Russell Shepard: Turns in full practice Wednesday

    Shepard (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Joe Kania of the Buccaneers official site reports. Shepard also turned in full sessions last Thursday and Friday before being declared inactive for the Week 7 tilt against the Redskins. That certainly not be the case this week barring any setbacks, with the Bucs going into Atlanta down two receivers due to Vincet Jackson's and Louis Murphy's respective knee injuries. Shepard will look to slide into the starting role opposite Mike Evans in a game that the Bucs will likely have to throw often to stay competitive in.

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    Buccaneers' Russell Shepard: Turns in full practice Wednesday

    Shepard (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Joe Kania of the Buccaneers official site reports. Shepard also turned in full sessions last Thursday and Friday before being declared inactive for the Week 7 tilt against the Redskins. That certainly not be the case this week barring any setbacks, with the Bucs going into Atlanta down two receivers due to Vincet Jackson's and Louis Murphy's respective knee injuries. Shepard will look to slide into the starting role opposite Mike Evans in a game that the Bucs will likely have to throw often to stay competitive in.

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    Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson could be out several weeks

    A knee injury could sideline Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson multiple weeks, per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. Jackson hasn't been ruled out for Week 8 yet, but this report certainly doesn't seem promising. The 32-year-old caught just one pass in 36 snaps Sunday against the Redskins - a surprising total considering Tampa Bay was without Russell Shepard (hamstring) and lost Louis Murphy (knee) in the middle of the game.

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