July 6, 2015
The New York Jets have acquired two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Lito Sheppard from the Philadelphia Eagles for undisclosed draft picks.
The deal was completed Saturday after New York re-signed guard
Brandon Moore earlier in the day and signed former Baltimore
linebacker Bart Scott on Friday.
Sheppard, who spent his first seven NFL seasons with the Eagles,
will help shore up a Jets secondary that ranked 29th against the
pass last year despite having Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis
and playmaking safety Kerry Rhodes.
Sheppard, 27, saw his role reduced last season as he started
only three games with Asante Samuel and Sheldon Brown in the
starting lineup. The former first-round pick out of Florida made
the Pro Bowl in 2004 and '06.
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