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Kelvin Sheppard | Linebacker | #47

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/2/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 249
College: LSU
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 3 (68) / BUF
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Giants signed LB Kelvin Sheppard.
Sheppard appeared in all 16 games for the Giants last season, making 11 starts. The G-Men passed on re-signing Sheppard in free agency, and he couldn't make the Bears' 53-man roster after signing late in camp. Sheppard did little more than soak up snaps in 2016, struggling mightily. Nov 7 - 6:17 PM

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Bears signed ILB Kelvin Sheppard, formerly of the Giants.

Sheppard, 29, worked out for the Dolphins this week after they lost rookie MLB Raekwon McMillan to an ACL tear. In Chicago, Sheppard will provide some inside linebacker depth if Danny Trevathan (knee) isn't ready.
Aug 18 - 12:44 PM

Free agent LB Kelvin Sheppard worked out for the Dolphins.

The Dolphins visited with Sheppard and Rey Maualuga. An 11-game starter with the Giants last year, Sheppard would be a veteran fallback behind MLB Mike Hull.
Aug 16 - 5:49 PM

Giants signed LB Kelvin Sheppard, formerly of the Dolphins.

Despite finishing second on the Dolphins in tackles last season, Sheppard was a liability both in coverage and against the run. He'll give the Giants some depth at middle linebacker behind Keenan Robinson and Jasper Brinkley.
Sun, Apr 10, 2016 11:44:00 AM

The Giants are hosting free agent LB Kelvin Sheppard on Monday.

Despite being credited with 105 tackles, Sheppard was highly ineffective as Miami's starting middle linebacker last year. The Giants need help inside, but Sheppard wouldn't fix their woes. He struggles in both run defense and coverage.
Mon, Apr 4, 2016 05:27:00 PM

The Dolphins are currently using a timeshare at middle linebacker involving Kelvin Sheppard and UDFA rookie Zach Vigil.

Each played 19 snaps, exactly, in Week 1 against the Redskins. It's an obvious situation to avoid in IDP leagues, especially since neither plays in Miami's sub-package defense. 2014 MLB starter Koa Misi is now on the strong side.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 04:46:00 PM

ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker expects Kelvin Sheppard to stay at middle linebacker.

Sheppard began camp as a fill-in for Koa Misi, but instead of returning to middle linebacker, Misi replaced Chris McClain on the outside. Walker said Sheppard "hasn't been spectacular" this preseason but he's done enough to hold onto the starting job. The 27-year-old only played 121 snaps last season.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 12:03:00 PM

Kelvin Sheppard primarily played as the first-team middle linebacker at Dolphins' camp on Friday.

Despite his lackluster career to this point, the Dolphins seem intent on giving Sheppard a shot to win a starting job. Koa Misi, who looked locked in at middle linebacker throughout the offseason program, opened up camp as the strong-side linebacker. A third-round pick of the Bills in 2011, Sheppard was released by the Colts at final cuts last season and struggled to find playing time after latching on with the Dolphins in September.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 08:36:00 AM

According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, the Dolphins' coaching staff wants LB Kelvin Sheppard on the field more this season.

Caplan suggests Sheppard could get a legitimate chance to start at middle linebacker, depending on his performance in training camp. In that scenario, Koa Misi would move to strong-side linebacker, with Chris McCain handling No. 4 duties. Sheppard, 27, has played for three teams in the last three years. PFF gave him horrific run-defense grades with the Colts in 2013.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 10:56:00 PM

Dolphins signed LB Kelvin Sheppard.

A 2013 third-round disappointment, Sheppard is most infamously known for being the player the Colts traded Jerry Hughes to acquire in 2013. Sheppard will try to make the Dolphins as a special teamer and substitute linebacker.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 02:11:00 PM

Dolphins signed LB Kelvin Sheppard, formerly of the Colts.

Released by the Colts at final cuts, Sheppard is taking Dannell Ellerbe's (hip, injured reserve) roster spot. Sheppard was obviously ineffective in Indy, but has 31 games of starting experience. He'll provide depth for the Dolphins' injury-racked linebacker corps.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 01:31:00 PM

Colts released LB Kelvin Sheppard.

Colts GM Ryan Grigson regularly gets ripped for his 2013 trade for Trent Richardson, but dealing Jerry Hughes for Sheppard last April has arguably been his biggest blunder. Sheppard is now on the street, while 26-year-old Hughes is coming off a double-digit sack campaign in Buffalo.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 12:43:00 PM

Colts acquired LB Kelvin Sheppard from the Bills in exchange for LB Jerry Hughes.

A 2011 third-round pick, Sheppard started 24 games the past two seasons, including 15 at MIKE linebacker in 2012. Sheppard may compete with Kavell Conner at left inside linebacker in Indianapolis, but played just 521 snaps despite "starting" last season, and fared poorly against the run. He won't be an IDP factor.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 01:24:00 PM

Bills MLB Kelvin Sheppard is down to 240 pounds after playing in the 250-255 range as a rookie.

Sheppard's rookie season got off to a slow start in no small part because he pulled his hamstring in training camp after arriving roughly 20 pounds overweight. "He showed up in great shape [for OTAs]," said new DC Dave Wannstedt, "and his attitude is good and I think he's excited about this scheme."
Mon, Jun 4, 2012 04:11:00 PM

Kelvin Sheppard is practicing as the Bills' starting middle linebacker at OTAs.

The Bills have identified last year's third-rounder as a "nucleus" player on defense, after Sheppard racked up 61 tackles in the final nine games. He's quite likely to be an every-down player and impact IDP contributor. The Bills' starting weak-side backer is Nick Barnett, with Kirk Morrison currently at SAM.
Wed, May 30, 2012 03:34:00 PM

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