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January 18, 2019 05:12 PM
Lions' Kelvin Sheppard: Contributes as special-teamer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheppard produced five tackles in seven games for Detroit in 2018.

Sheppard didn't sign with the Lions until midseason and only saw time on defense in one game. The 31-year-old veteran will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year.

October 31, 2018 08:12 PM
Lions' Kelvin Sheppard: Joins Lions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions signed Sheppard to their active roster Wednesday.

Sheppard most recently appeared with the Giants in 2017, playing in seven games and totaling 49 tackles and two interceptions. The 30-year-old linebacker will look to provide depth for Detroit.

January 11, 2018 08:40 PM
Giants' Kelvin Sheppard: Productive in return to Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheppard accounted for 49 tackles (32 solo), four passes defensed and two interceptions in seven games during the 2017 regular season.

Sheppard, who was released by the Bears prior to the start of the 2017 regular season, re-joined the Giants in early November after appearing in all 16 games with the team in 2016. The middle linebacker notched a pair of interceptions in the Giants' season finale against the Redskins, but it remains to be seen if he'll remain in New York throughout 2018 as he's set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

November 23, 2017 07:28 PM
Giants' Kelvin Sheppard: Active Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheppard (groin) will play in Thursday's Thanksgiving game versus the Redskins.

Sheppard's status for Thursday's game was in question after he was only able to practice in limited fashion throughout the short week. However, the 29-year-old's health is up to par, and he could see more snaps than usual with the Giants dealing with a plethora of injuries at linebacker.

November 23, 2017 09:56 AM
Giants' Kelvin Sheppard: Questionable for Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheppard (groin) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Redskins, Jordan Raanan of reports.

Sheppard was a limited participant in this week's shortened practice sessions, but even that still represents a step up from the single limited practice he logged last week. The 29-year-old has played in only one game this season, but with fellow linebackers B.J. Goodson (ankle) out, Calvin Munson (quadriceps) doubtful, and Jonathan Casillas (neck) questionable, there is some potential for Sheppard to see extensive snaps if he can suit up Thanksgiving Day.

November 19, 2017 03:04 PM
Giants' Kelvin Sheppard: Set to sit Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheppard (groin) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Sheppard has only played in one game this season, logging 26 defensive snaps and accruing six tackles (five solo). However, this was while the Giants' linebacker unit was injury plagued, so even if he was healthy, the eighth-year pro likely wouldn't play much outside of special teams.

November 17, 2017 07:04 PM
Giants' Kelvin Sheppard: Doubtful Sunday vs. Chiefs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheppard (groin) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Jordan Raanan of reports.

Sheppard was only able to manage one limited practice this week, which doesn't look like it will be enough to allow him to play Sunday. He's one of three Giants linebackers on the Week 11 injury report, with B.J. Goodson (ankle) ruled out and Devon Kennard (quadriceps) listed as questionable.

November 12, 2017 08:12 PM
Giants' Kelvin Sheppard: Questionable to return to Sunday's contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheppard is questionable to return with a groin injury, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.

The extent of injury is unknown at this point. In the meantime, Curtis Grant should witness a spike in usage on special teams.

November 8, 2017 09:04 PM
Giants' Kelvin Sheppard: Re-signs with Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheppard re-signed with the Giants on Tuesday, Michael Eisen of the Giants' official site reports.

Sheppard played all 16 games (11 starts) with the Giants last season, racking up 50 tackles (30 solo) and two pass defensed. New York needed to bolster its linebacking corps after placing Nigel Harris (ribs) on injured reserve earlier in the day. Since he is already somewhat familiar with the defensive schemes, there's a good chance Sheppard receives defensive reps Sunday against the 49ers.

September 1, 2017 11:24 PM
Kelvin Sheppard: Contract terminated
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 19, 2017 03:12 PM
Bears' Kelvin Sheppard: Signs with Bears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 10, 2016 12:13 PM
Giants' Kelvin Sheppard: Headed to New York
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheppard has signed with the Giants, Jordan Raanan of 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.

January 10, 2016 02:20 AM
Dolphins' Kelvin Sheppard: Finishes season with 105 tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 1, 2015 03:41 PM
Report: Dolphins re-sign LB Kelvin Sheppard
by Igor Mello |

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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June 2, 2015 05:17 AM
Dolphins list lengthy injury report for Week 12 at Denver
by Igor Mello |

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).

June 2, 2015 05:27 AM
Dolphins TE Charles Clay to give it a go Thursday
by Chris Cwik |

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. 

June 2, 2015 05:29 AM
Dolphins struggle with injuries heading into Week 11 game
by Marty Gitlin |

Cornerback Cortland Finnegan is the only Dolphins player ruled out for Thursday night against Buffalo, but guard Daryn Colledge (calf) if doubtful and several others are questionable.

That group includes tight ends Charles Clay (knee) and Dion Sims (toe), linebacker Kelvin Sheppard (hip) and long snapper John Denney (knee).

June 2, 2015 05:33 AM
Dolphins unveil Week 10 inactives
by Igor Mello |

The following players were labeled ruled for the Dolphins in Week 10 at Detroit: Daryn Colledge, Jason Fox, Anthony Johnson, Billy Turner, Terrence Fede, Dion Sims and Kelvin Sheppard.

June 2, 2015 05:35 AM
Dolphins release Week 10 injury report
by R.J. White |

The Dolphins have listed five players as questionable for Week 10's matchup with the Lions on the team's final injury report, including running back Lamar Miller (shoulder), defensive tackle Earl Mitchell (abdomen), cornerback Jimmy Wilson (hamstring) and linebackers Koa Misi (ankle) and Kelvin Sheppard (hip, groin).

Tight end Dion Sims (toe) has been ruled out after missing practice all week, while guard Daryn Colledge (back) is doubtful, making it likely he'll miss his second straight game.

The remainder of the team's injured players are probable to play, including tight end Charles Clay (knee), offensive lineman Mike Pouncey (hip), defensive tackle Anthony Johnson (back) and linebackers Chris McCain (foot) and Jordan Tripp (ankle).

June 2, 2015 05:35 AM
Dolphins place dozen on injury report for Sunday
by Marty Gitlin |

Tight end Dion Sims is the lone Dolphins player ruled out for the Sunday game in Detroit. And guard Daryn Colledge (back) is the only doubtful.

The questionables are running back Lamar Miller (shoulder), linebackers Kelvin Sheppard (groin) and Koa Misi (ankle), defensive tackle Earl Mitchell (abdomen) and safety Jimmy Wilson (hamstring).

Tight end Charles Clay (knee), defensive tackle Anthony Johnson (back), linebackers Jordan Tripp (ankle), Chris McCain (foot) and guard Mike Pouncey (hip).


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