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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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