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Lito Sheppard

Lito Sheppard - #21 - CB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 5' 10"/ 194 lbs.
Birthday 04/08/1981
Birthplace Jacksonville, FL
College Florida
Years played 11
Drafted 2002, 1st round, 26th pick by Eagles

Raiders add WR Houshmandzadeh

Posted Nov. 01, 2011 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
The Raiders signed WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh on Tuesday, solidifying their receiving corps and giving QB Carson Palmer a familiar target to throw to.

Raiders add CB Sheppard

Posted Aug. 26, 2011 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
The Raiders signed veteran CB Lito Sheppard, the team announced on Friday.

Vikings positional analysis: Defensive backs

Posted March 04, 2011 @ 7:56 p.m. ET
In the eighth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Vikings’ personnel entering the 2011 offseason, we analyze Minnesota’s defensive backs.

Vikings must get CB Cook healthy

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
With Cedric Griffin out for the season and no other reliable options to turn to, the Vikings must get rookie Chris Cook healthy and get him in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Vikings CB Cook (knee) out for Monday night

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 5:07 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Chris Cook tore the meniscus in his left knee during practice this week and will miss Monday night's game against the Jets.

Right cornerback still open battle for Vikings

Posted Aug. 13, 2010 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
The Vikings have yet to figure out who will fill in for RCB Cedric Griffin, who will not be in the lineup in the season opener at New Orleans.

Vikings address cornerback prior to draft

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 11:26 a.m. ET
The Vikings knew they had to add CB insurance given the season-ending ACL injury to Cedric Griffin and the fact that Antoine Winfield also is coming off an injury-marred season.

Vikings sign CB Sheppard

Posted April 21, 2010 @ 7:04 p.m. ET
The Vikings found CB help on the eve of the draft, signing ninth-year CB Lito Sheppard, who was cut by the Jets this offseason.

Jets release CB Sheppard

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
The release of Lito Sheppard was expected, as the Jets made it clear they would not be paying the $10 million roster bonus he was due this month.


Posted April 22, 2010
Sheppard says he is excited to join the team in large part because he has an opportunity to win a starting job.||||||| Sheppard signed a one-year deal on Wednesday to give the team depth in the secondary. With starting cornerback Cedric Griffin recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee, Sheppard has designs on getting plenty of playing time early in the season. Sheppard says he has not had detailed discussions with Vikings coaches about his specific role. He says the chance to start on a team that went to the NFC title game last season was too much to pass up.
Posted April 21, 2010
The Vikings signed Sheppard on Wednesday.||||||| He will help fill in for starter Cedric Griffin, who is recovering from surgery on his left knee. Sheppard played seven seasons with Philadelphia, the first four while Vikings coach Brad Childress was the Eagles' offensive coordinator. Sheppard was picked for the Pro Bowl twice. He has 19 career interceptions. Sheppard was let go by the New York Jets last month after one disappointing, injury-impacted season with the team.
Posted March 04, 2010
The New York Jets have released Sheppard after one disappointing and injury-plagued season. The move Thursday was expected since Sheppard was due a $10 million roster bonus.||||||| Sheppard was acquired last offseason in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles to play opposite Darrelle Revis in the secondary but started just nine games because of injuries and inconsistent play. The clearest sign that Sheppard's time with the Jets was done was when he was benched in favor of second-year cornerback Dwight Lowery in the AFC championship game against Indianapolis.
Posted Oct. 23, 2009
Sheppard missed his second straight game after reinjuring his quadriceps.||||||| Sheppard also missed two games with the injury earlier this season. He will have an extra week to heal as the Jets have a bye.
Posted Sept. 25, 2009
Sheppard was inactive for the Jets' game at Miami on Monday night because of a strained right quadriceps.||||||| Sheppard hasn't practiced or played since being injured in New York's victory over New England in Week 2.