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82 Darrius Shepherd WR

Green Bay Packers

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Player Updates

October 7, 2020 07:56 AM
Packers' Darrius Shepherd: Nearly finds end zone
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shepherd was targeted three times and caught two passes for 21 yards in Monday's victory over the Falcons.

Shepherd's first reception went for 19 yards, and he nearly found paydirt on his second catch but was brought down just inches from the goal line. Shepherd was on the field for a season-high 36 snaps Monday with both Davante Adams (hamstring) and Allen Lazard (abdomen) sidelined, and he could continue playing some sort of role until Lazard is back. However, the Packers rarely have more than three wideouts on the field, and if Adams returns following the team's Week 5 bye Shepherd would presumably be back in the No. 4 spot on the depth chart.

October 6, 2020 08:00 AM
Packers' Darrius Shepherd: Set for primetime start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shepherd is on track to serve as one of Aaron Rodgers' top wide receivers during Monday's game against the Falcons, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Shepherd was only promoted to the active roster 10 days ago, but he now looks set to start across from Marquez Valdes-Scantling on Monday Night Football, with Davante Adams (hamstring) expected to be ruled out and Allen Lazard (abdomen) on injured reserve. Shepherd appeared in six games with the Packers last season, but he only had one catch for a single yard during that span. Green Bay also has Malik Taylor and Reggie Begelton on hand to mix in if they choose to deploy three-wide sets.

September 26, 2020 06:36 PM
Packers' Darrius Shepherd: Promoted from practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shepherd was promoted to the Packers' active roster Saturday, Jim Owczarski of the Journal Sentinel reports.

Shepherd will add some depth to a wide receiver corps that's likely to be without top option Davante Adams (hamstring), who is listed as doubtful. Even if Adams sits, Shepherd isn't expected to play a significant role in Week 3 against the Saints.

September 8, 2020 10:32 PM
Darrius Shepherd: Joins practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Packers signed Shepherd to the practice squad Sunday.

Although he failed to make the initial 53-man roster, Shepherd will remain in Green Bay as one of 14 practice squad members. The Packers decided to carry only five wideouts on the roster, so Shepherd could get an opportunity should any injuries arise.

September 6, 2020 09:44 PM
Darrius Shepherd: Waived Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shepherd was waived by the Packers on Saturday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Shepherd ended the 2019 campaign on the practice squad and it's entirely possible he could wind up there again to begin this season following Saturday's waive. Primarily a special teams player, it's unlikely Shepherd would be forced into any sort of major offensive snaps even if injuries were to whittle away at the team's depth.

January 22, 2020 07:40 PM
Packers' Darrius Shepherd: Staying in Green Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Packers signed Shepherd to a contract Tuesday.

Shepherd will stay with the Packers heading into 2020 after finishing the 2019 season on their practice squad. The 24-year-old saw action in six games with the team in 2019, most notably finishing with minus-9 yards and a muffed punt in Week 6's game against the Lions.

October 31, 2019 06:44 PM
Darrius Shepherd: Lands with practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shepherd cleared waivers and signed with the Packers' practice squad, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

Shepherd's struggles on punt return are well-documented, as he finished with negative-9 yards, muffed a punt in Week 6 and allowed the ball to bounce to the two-yard line in Week 8. That was enough to cut him and bring back Tremon Smith. The Packers had a lot of faith in Shepherd coming out of training camp as an undrafted rookie, so they hope he can develop into a more-dependable asset at some point.

October 30, 2019 06:04 PM
Darrius Shepherd: Shown door by Packers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Packers waived Shepherd on Tuesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

The Packers signed Shepherd as an undrafted free agent hoping he'd shape up as a return man, but his performance wasn't explosive enough to overcome the demerits. He muffed a punt in Week 6 that the Lions recovered deep in Green Bay's territory, and he has negative-9 yards on the punt return this year while he hasn't returned a kick farther than 25 yards. The Packers promoted Tremon Smith from the practice squad to take over as the team's main returner.

October 21, 2019 02:00 PM
Packers' Darrius Shepherd: Snap count takes hit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shepherd played three snaps on offense in Sunday's victory over the Raiders but was not targeted.

Shepherd played a career-high 29 offensive snaps Week 6, but he was a non-factor Week 7, barely seeing the field despite the Packers holding a comfortable lead for most of the second half. He remains the Packers' return man despite losing a fumble on a punt return last week, but he finished a distant fifth among Packers receivers in snaps Sunday -- even with Davante Adams (toe) out -- so it's unlikely he'll do much on offense anytime soon.

October 15, 2019 01:04 PM
Packers' Darrius Shepherd: Night to forget
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shepherd caught one pass for one yard in Monday's victory over the Lions. He also returned five kickoffs for 87 yards but lost a fumble attempting to return a punt.

Shepherd made his first reception as a pro in Monday's game, but he otherwise had a night to forget, losing a fumble on special teams and also having a pass thrown his direction just outside the end zone bounce off his helmet and turn into an interception. It remains to be seen what Shepherd's role will be in Week 7, but fellow wideout Allen Lazard's fourth-quarter showing presumably bumps Shepherd to the bottom of the depth chart at the wideout position.

October 7, 2019 03:44 PM
Packers' Darrius Shepherd: Fewer snaps than Week 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shepherd played four snaps on offense in Sunday's victory over the Cowboys.

Shepherd was not credited with an official target, but he did have a ball thrown his direction in the end zone that he could have caught had he not been held on the play. Despite the red-zone look, he didn't come close to matching the 15 offensive snaps he played Week 4, even with fellow wideout Davante Adams (toe) inactive. Shepherd will continue serving as the Packers' punt returner but mainly is receiver depth on offense for now.

September 27, 2019 01:04 PM
Packers' Darrius Shepherd: Plays 15 snaps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shepherd played 15 snaps on offense in Thursday's loss to the Eagles.

Shepherd played just two snaps on offense in his Week 3 debut, but he saw a noticeable increase in Week 4 with fellow wideouts Jake Kumerow (shoulder) inactive again and Davante Adams leaving Thursday's game with a toe injury. Shepherd was not targeted in either game he played, but he may be needed for more work if Adams' injury forces him to miss more action.

September 23, 2019 06:48 PM
Packers' Darrius Shepherd: Appears in first NFL game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shepherd made his NFL debut Week 3 and played two snaps on offense in Sunday's victory over the Broncos.

Shepherd missed the first two games of the season with a hamstring injury, but he was able to take the field Sunday for the first time as a professional. He worked as a depth option at receiver and also served as the Packers' punt returner, but only got one opportunity to return a kick and called for a fair catch. Shepherd made some noise during the preseason despite being an undrafted free agent and could get more involved moving forward now that he has put the injury behind him.

September 22, 2019 11:44 AM
Packers' Darrius Shepherd: Will play Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shepherd (hamstring) will make his regular season debut Sunday against the Broncos.

The rookie wideout has been on the shelf with a hamstring injury through Weeks 1 and 2, but Shepherd will finally get a chance to suit up in Week 3. According to Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Shepherd will effectively take on the role previously occupied by Jake Kumerow, who is on the sidelines this week due to a shoulder injury. Kumerow had seen just seven offensive snaps while serving as wide receiver No. 4 over the first two weeks, so unless an injury were to occur above Shepherd on the depth chart, the ceiling here appears limited.

September 20, 2019 05:16 PM
Packers' Darrius Shepherd: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shepherd (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's Week 3 matchup with Denver, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

Shepherd was limited in each practice this week. The 23-year-old has yet to see any snaps this season, although he's now expected to split work in the return game with Tremon Smith following the release of Trevor Davis.

September 19, 2019 09:48 AM
Packers' Darrius Shepherd: Opportunities await once healthy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shepherd (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday's practice estimate, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

The Packers didn't hold a practice Wednesday, but Shepherd would've been able to participate in a limited fashion if they had. Shepherd appears to have a decent chance of making his NFL debut Sunday versus the Broncos, which is supported by the Packers trading Trevor Davis to the Raiders on Wednesday. Davis was the team's punt and kick returner, so his departure opens the door for Shepherd to take over for the former (recent addition Tremon Smith should handle kickoffs) and add depth to the wideout corps.

September 13, 2019 03:12 PM
Packers' Darrius Shepherd: Deemed unable to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shepherd (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Vikings, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

Shepherd was able to participate in Friday's practice in a limited fashion, but he'll still need to wait until at least Week 3 versus the Broncos to make his NFL debut. His absence will only affect the depth of Green Bay's receiver corps and special teams.

September 11, 2019 07:16 PM
Packers' Darrius Shepherd: Still not practicing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shepherd (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Shepherd's hamstring injury caused him to miss practice all last week and sit out Week 1. He'll need to make significant strides forward in his recovery over the next two days for a chance of suiting up Sunday versus the Vikings.

September 9, 2019 12:24 PM
Packers' Darrius Shepherd: Not practicing Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shepard (hamstring) is not practicing Monday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Shepard missed practice all last week and was sidelined during Thursday's win over the Bears. While Monday's injury report isn't official, Shepard's lack of participation nonetheless makes his chances of suiting up Sunday versus Minnesota murky at best.

September 4, 2019 09:12 PM
Packers' Darrius Shepherd: Out for season opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shepherd (hamstring) has been ruled out for Thursday's game versus the Bears, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

After missing all three practices this week, Shepherd's NFL debut will be put on hold. The North Dakota State product had an impressive preseason -- he nabbed eight catches for 68 yards and two scores -- earning his spot on the 53-man roster as a result. Allen Lazard was called up from the practice squad to add depth to the Packers' receiving corps.

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Game Log
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4Mon 10/05vs ATLW 30-16221190
Career Receiving Stats
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2020GB3033712.3190001
2019GB60111.010000
Total904389.5190001
Career Rushing Stats
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2020GB30000.00000
2019GB60000.00000
Total90000.0-127000
Career Kick Return Stats
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2020GB300---00
2019GB6914716.3210
Total9914716.3210
Career Punt Return Stats
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2020GB300---200
2019GB62-9-4.511-90
Total92-9-4.51300
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/186
Birthdate:
11/1/1995
Age:
24
Hometown:
Blue Springs, MO, USA
School:
North Dakota State
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: