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Russell Shepard | Wide Receiver | #89

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/17/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
College: LSU
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Bucs WR Russell Shepard caught 1-of-2 targets for 15 yards in Tampa Bay's Week 13 win over San Diego.
A gadget guy in Tampa's offense, Shepard doubles as a special teamer. He failed to step up in the Sunday absence of Cecil Shorts (knee) and Adam Humphries (concussion), with Freddie Martino (4-56) making more of an impact. Sun, Dec 4, 2016 08:20:00 PM

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Buccaneers WR Russell Shepard (hip) is questionable for Week 11 against the Chiefs.

Shepard is set to return after missing the last two weeks with a hip injury. Though he does have a pair of touchdowns this year, Shepard remains well off the fantasy radar.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 04:35:00 PM

Buccaneers WR Russell Shepard (hip) is practicing in full for Week 11.

That puts him on track to return Sunday against Kansas City. Shepard has drawn just 13 targets in seven games this year. The only Bucs' receiver worth owning in fantasy is Mike Evans.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 04:42:00 PM

Bucs WR Russell Shepard (hip) has been ruled out for Week 10.

Adam Humphries, Cameron Brate, and Cecil Shorts will continue to function as the Bucs' low-volume complementary pass catchers behind Mike Evans.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 01:11:00 PM

Bucs declared WR Russell Shepard, DT Clinton McDonald, QB Ryan Griffin, RB Doug Martin, RB Jacquizz Rodgers, OT Leonard Wester and OL Caleb Benenoch inactive for Week 9 against the Falcons.

Shepard is week to week with a hip issue. Jameis Winston has extraordinarily few weapons behind Mike Evans.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 07:05:00 PM

Russell Shepard (hip) is doubtful for Week 9 against the Falcons.

The Bucs will move forward with Adam Humphries, Cecil Shorts, and Freddie Martino behind Mike Evans on Thursday night. Evans should continue to dominate the targets, probably even more without Jacquizz Rodgers.
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 02:01:00 PM

Russell Shepard (hip) has been sidelined at Bucs practice.

Shepard took a huge hit in Sunday's loss to the Raiders, but wasn't announced with an injury. We now know it was hip, and that he's looking mighty questionable for Thursday's game against the Falcons. WR5/6 desperados need to be making other plans.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 01:55:00 PM

Russell Shepard caught 2-of-3 targets for 23 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 8 loss to the Raiders.

It was a quiet day for Shepard coming off his five-catch Week 7. He did manage to find the end zone for the second time in as many games. Shepard nearly got knocked out of the game by an illegal Karl Joseph hit, but managed to stay in. Shepard could eventually carve out some WR4 value in standard leagues, but he doesn't have it right now.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 06:34:00 PM

Bucs WR Russell Shepard caught 5-of-6 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 7 win over the 49ers.

Cecil Shorts was supposed to be the Bucs' No. 2 receiver in the absence of Vincent Jackson. Shorts wasn't even targeted, and Shepard took over in the role. A former high school quarterback who has largely played special teams so far in his NFL career, Shepard is a name to monitor. He will be a WR4/5 ahead of a Week 8 date with the Raiders' leaky secondary.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 07:55:00 PM

Coach Dirk Koetter talked up fourth-year WR Russell Shepard on Tuesday.

"Shep is one of those guys that he’s known for his special teams play, but he’s just always hanging around at wide receiver," Koetter said. "You can’t break that guy. Shep is always here. Coaches always say the number one ability is availability, and Shep is always available. He’s in the mix." With the No. 3 receiver job wide open, Sheppard figures to get a chance to win it.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 09:26:00 AM

Bucs re-signed restricted free agent WR Russell Shepard to a one-year, $1.67 million contract.

Shepard was hit with an original-round tender. Exclusive rights free agent DE Jacquies Smith also signed his qualifying offer. Shepard does not figure to be a factor on offense, but he is a solid contributor on special teams.
Mon, Apr 11, 2016 12:52:00 PM

Bucs extended an original-pick tender to WR Russell Shepard.

A quarterback-turned-receiver at LSU, Shepard went undrafted in 2012 but has carved out an NFL career as a special teams dynamo. The fact that the Bucs are willing him to pay him $1.671 million to cover kicks is still a bit surprising.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 09:55:00 AM

Bucs placed WR Russell Shepard (toe) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Shepard buzzed in a big way at Eagles camp back in August, but flamed out and was waived at final cuts. He latched on with the Bucs and turned into a special teams standout for 14 games, but didn't catch a pass.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 11:46:00 AM

Bucs claimed WR Russell Shepard off waivers from the Eagles.

A second-year undrafted free agent, Shepard found himself near the top of the depth chart earlier this summer after injuries decimated the Eagles' receiver corps, but faded once the preseason lights came on. He's just a depth signing.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 01:42:00 PM

Eagles waived WR Russell Shepard.

Thanks to Jeremy Maclin's injury and a hot start to camp, Shepard found himself in the mix for No. 2 wideout duties about three weeks ago. But then Shepard cooled off, Riley Cooper got back in the team's good graces and the numbers caught up with him. The undrafted free agent probably showed enough to get a look on a practice squad. The Eagles will roll with Damaris Johnson, Jason Avant and probably Jeff Maehl behind DeSean Jackson and Cooper.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 01:20:00 PM

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3Bernard Reedy
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