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Raiders sign Lito Sheppard

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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Raiders sign Lito Sheppard



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Since: Aug 27, 2011
Posted on: August 27, 2011 12:39 pm
 

Raiders sign Lito Sheppard

Wow i thought lito retired ! My best memory of lito is of him chasing around deion branch in the super bowl not being able to catch him



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: August 27, 2011 9:43 am
 

Raiders sign Lito Sheppard

I really like this signing. Not only is he a good veteran pressence for the young players he also has experience winning. He may be getting up there in age but Asomougha is just about the same age. Now if our CB's could just stay healthy and start playing good football our D will be set. I think picking up Kelvin Hayden would also be good in my opinion being put in the right situation the guy has some upside!


Kelvin Hayden is a cover 2 corner with very little experience in man coverage. The Raiders play a ton of man coverage. There would be a huge risk in asking him to become a cover corner in the NFL. Lito Sheppard coming from the Eagle has played a well rounded game with a heavy dose of man coverage.



Since: Jul 25, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 6:43 pm
 

Raiders sign Lito Sheppard

I really like this signing. Not only is he a good veteran pressence for the young players he also has experience winning. He may be getting up there in age but Asomougha is just about the same age. Now if our CB's could just stay healthy and start playing good football our D will be set. I think picking up Kelvin Hayden would also be good in my opinion being put in the right situation the guy has some upside!



Since: Feb 28, 2007
Posted on: August 26, 2011 6:35 pm
 

Raiders sign Lito Sheppard

now with the injury bug happening to us it just goes from bad to worse.. i like the signing..    &n
bsp;  we have to do what we can to stay afloat


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