Sheppard was cut by the Bears on Friday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports. Sheppard signed with the Bears a little under two weeks ago and evidently failed to impress in his limited time. He's now eligible to sign with another team.
Sheppard signed with the Bears on Friday. Sheppard spent 2016 with the Giants, during which he started 11 games and recorded 50 tackles. The six-year veteran had his best professional year in 2015, when he recorded 105 stops for the Dolphins. He'll now fight to earn a spot among Chicago's linebacking corps.
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.
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