A versatile defender who can line up at both outside linebacker and defensive end, Sheard churned out 70 tackles and 13 sacks across 28 games for the Patriots the past two seasons. He'll now look to compete for a starting role with the Colts.
Sheard was hampered by a knee injury during the Patriots' victory over the Steelers in the AFC championship game, but his absence from Wednesday's injury report suggests the ailment isn't an issue anymore. Barring any sort of setback, Sheard should be all systems go for Sunday's Super Bowl in Houston.
Sheard was limited in practice last week but was able to play in Sunday's AFC championship game. He isn't expected to be held out of the Super Bowl, even if he's limited the rest of this week and next week.
Sheard (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Steelers.
Sheard, who was limited in practice throughout the week, will be available to provide depth at defensive end behind Chris Long and Trey Flowers.
Sheard (knee) is questionable to play in Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Steelers.
Sheard was a limited participant in practice throughout the week due to a sprained knee. If he isn't able to suit up Sunday, second-year defensive end Geneo Grissom could see an expanded role on defense.
|2015||New England Patriots||13||37||28.0||9||8||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2016||New England Patriots||15||33||20.0||13||5||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2015||New England Patriots||13||0||0||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||New England Patriots||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|