Oakland Raiders

Position
DB
 
Jersey
21
Name  Lito Sheppard
Born  4/8/1981
Height  5-10
Weight  195
College  Florida
5/21/2010 12:36:00 PM
Description: The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Sheppard has an excellent chance to start at right corner in Week 1.
Insight: With Cedric Griffin (knee) unlikely to be ready for the start of the season, the starting spot opposite Antoine Winfield is open for competition at this point. (SportsBuff.com)
 
4/22/2010 1:01:00 AM
Description: Pro Football Talk.com reports the Vikings have signed Sheppard to a one-year, $2 million deal.
Insight: Sheppard has proven to be injury prone and inconsistent in recent years, so the Vikings' secondary could be in trouble if he has to play a major role. The team may still target a CB with their first round pick (#30 overall). (SportsBuff.com)
 
4/16/2010 7:58:00 PM
Description: In addition to the Lions, free agent Lito Sheppard is expected to be on the radar of the Vikings, Bears, and Raiders.
Insight: It be difficult to see how he would end up on the Raiders, a team already stacked with defensive backfield talent. (sportsBuff.com)
 
4/15/2010 12:33:00 PM
Description: The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that, in addition to the Lions, Sheppard is expected to be on the radar of the Vikings, Bears and Raiders.
Insight: Sheppard is just now making his first visit of the free agent season, so there doesn't appear to be huge interest in him. But he should be able to find a new team. (SportsBuff.com)
 
4/14/2010 11:35:00 AM
Description: Pro Football Talk.com reports Sheppard will visit the Lions on Wednesday and Thursday.
Insight: The Lions have a need at CB, but Sheppard has become injury prone and his poor play led to him being benched by the Jets in 2009. (SportsBuff.com)
 
3/9/2010 10:56:00 AM
Description: Tom Kowalski of MLive.com disputes a report the Lions are interested in Sheppard.
Insight: The Lions are clearly making their secondary a priority, with Monday's acquisitions of cornerbacks Chris Houston and Jonathan Wade. But they should not stop there, so having no interest in Sheppard seems puzzling. (SportsBuff.com)
 
11/12/2009 7:54:00 AM
Description: Sheppard practiced in full on Wednesday as he is trying to fully recover from a quad injury.
Insight: Sheppard has not played since Week 6 against Buffalo but could finally make his return to action this Sunday. (SportsBuff.com)
 
Out10/23/2009 1:17:00 AM
Description: The NY Daily News reports that Sheppard suffered a setback in practice and is suffering from a quad injury.
Insight: Sheppard's status is now in doubt for Week 7 against the Raiders as it looks as if he will not play. (SportsBuff.com)
 
10/21/2009 6:46:00 PM
Description: The Newark Star-Ledger reports that Sheppard did not practice on Wednesday due to a quad injury.
Insight: Sheppard was active in the Jets' Week 6 loss to the Bills but we will have to check on his status throughout the rest of the week for the Week 7 matchup against Oakland. (SportsBuff.com)
 
10/16/2009 8:46:00 AM
Description: Sheppard practiced on a limited basis on Thursday as he has been dealing with a quad injury.
Insight: Sheppard has missed the past three games but is expected to be in the lineup against Buffalo on Sunday. (SportsBuff.com)
 
10/3/2009 2:31:00 AM
Description: The NY Daily News reports that Sheppard has been ruled out of the Jets' Week 4 game against the Saints.
Insight: Sheppard has missed the last two games and with him out of the lineup, the Jets' will have to rely on some lesser talent in their secondary, which of course is great news for Drew Brees. (SportsBuff.com)