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Buccaneers | Russell Shepard to IR

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 08:48:47 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed WR Russell Shepard (toe) was placed on Injured Reserve.

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Buccaneers | Several moves made

Sun, 01 Sep 2013 14:42:01 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed DT Chris D. Jones (Texans) and WR Russell Shepard (Eagles) off waivers. LB Najee Goode and WR Tiquan Underwood were waived. They re-signed CB Deveron Carr, OL Jace Daniels, LB Ka'lial Glaud, DT Matthew Masifilo, TE Danny Noble, WR Chris Owusu and OT Mike Remmers to the practice squad.

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Eagles | Five players cut

Sat, 31 Aug 2013 11:27:40 -0700

The Philadelphia Eagles have released OG Danny Watkins, TE/WR Clay Harbor, WR Russell Shepard, SS David Sims and OT Michael Bamiro.

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Eagles | Two WRs will try to play

Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:51:23 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles WR Russell Shepard (hamstring) and WR Damaris Johnson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 8, but it appears they will try to play in the first preseason game.

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Eagles | Two sitting

Thu, 08 Aug 2013 07:31:26 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles WRs Damaris Johnson (hamstring) and Russell Shepard (hamstring) are out of practice Thursday, Aug. 8.

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Eagles | Two WRs leave with hamstring injuries

Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:07:59 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles WRs Damaris Johnson (hamstring) and Russell Shepard (hamstring) each left joint practice Wednesday, Aug. 7, against the New England Patriots due to hamstring injuries. The severity of the injuries is not yet known.

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Eagles | Russell Shepard works with first team

Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:02:25 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles WR Russell Shepard saw first-team reps during practice Tuesday, Aug. 7. He has reportedly had a good camp, but he struggled Tuesday. He even drew a false start penalty, drawing the ire of head coach Chip Kelly.

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Eagles | Russell Shepard working with starters

Tue, 06 Aug 2013 11:04:28 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles WR Russell Shepard is getting work with the first-team offense in practice Tuesday, Aug. 6.

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Eagles | WR spots up for grabs

Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:06:00 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles WRs DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant and Damaris Johnson are considered locks to make the team. One or two more spots will be filled by Riley Cooper, Arrelious Benn, Ifeanyi Momah, B.J. Cunningham and Russell Shepard.

Fantasy Tip: Benn could be a better keep than Cooper because he can play the slot and outside along with his return experience. Either way, the wide receivers in Chip Kelly's system take a hit from past years in Andy Reid's. Jackson and Maclin are merely WR3s, and these depth players aren't as attractive as fantasy flyers anymore.

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Eagles | Rookie wide receivers coming along

Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:55:05 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said rookie WRs Russell Shepard and Ifeanyi Momah are learning the ropes. Shepard has done a great job and is working closely with Eagles WR Jason Avant, while Momah is shaking off the rust after missing his senior season at Boston College.

"He got better during the rookie camp, and you saw him improve over that," Kelly said, speaking of Momah. "So I'm excited about both of those guys. But we've got some competition out there. And they add to that."

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Eagles | DeSean Jackson could excel in new offense

Thu, 23 May 2013 15:21:26 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly confirmed that he prefers larger and taller players at most positions on his team, but he's in favor of protecting his smaller players like WR DeSean Jackson. Jackson touched the ball progressively less in each of his five NFL seasons in part because the team worried about keeping him healthy. Jackson only played in five games last year because of fractured ribs and only scored one touchdown. He hopes he can go back to being extremely productive in the team's new offense with larger players creating mismatches for their opponents. "I'm challenging myself to be able to play every position," said Jackson, who's been hinting all offseason that he could be lining up in the backfield as well. "There might be a play or a different position where I normally would not line up or be in, but the leeway of the offense gives us the opportunity to go inside and outside and things like that, so I'm taking advantage of the opportunity to learn the whole offense and be in different spaces throughout the game."

Twelve of the team's receivers on the roster are 6-foot-1 or taller, including WRs Arrelious Benn (6-foot-6), Greg Salas (6-foot-1) and Riley Cooper (6-foot-3). Kelly hopes to make opponents pay if they decide to double team Jackson or jam him at the line of scrimmage. Having bigger receivers outside to block should also help the running game. WR Russell Shepard, an undrafted rookie, will have the same opportunity as Benn to prove himself. "I was on the front line on kickoffs, I played running back, I played quarterback, I played receiver," Shepard said. "So (the versatility) is giving me more of an opportunity of making this 53-man roster."

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners should expect Kelly to try and involve Jackson more in an offense that should cater to Jackson's wishes to touch the ball more often and score more frequently. Jackson has been a frustrating play in point-per-reception formats in his career, but that could be changing. Until we know more about how he may be involved in this new scheme, consider him a midrange No. 3 wideout.

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Eagles | Nine undrafted players signed

Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:11:59 -0700

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed undrafted free-agent LB Jake Knott (Iowa State), RB Miguel Maysonet (Stony Brook), C Kyle Quinn (Arizona), DL Isaac Remington (Oregon), WR Russell Shepard (Louisiana State), DL Damion Square (Alabama), OG Matt Tobin (Iowa), RB Matthew Tucker (Texas Christian) and P Brad Wing (Louisiana State). Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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Patriots | Working out three

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 08:50:56 -0700

The New England Patriots sent running backs coach Ivan Fears to Louisiana State University to work out RB Spencer Ware, RB Michael Ford and WR Russell Shepard.

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Bills | Four prospects visit

Wed, 03 Apr 2013 12:27:31 -0700

The Buffalo Bills met with North Carolina State QB Mike Glennon, Louisiana State WR Russell Shepard, Southern Miss LB Jamie Collins and Clemson S Jonathan Meeks Wednesday, April 3.

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NFL | Russell Shepard changes mind about NFL Draft

Fri, 13 Jan 2012 21:48:25 -0800

LSU WR Russell Shepard posted on his official Twitter account Friday, Jan. 13, that he is returning to school for his senior season, apparently at the behest of his family and head coach Les Miles. "I would like to tell everyone that I had a great talk with my family and Coach Miles and I will be attending LSU for my season season," he tweeted.

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NFL | Russell Shepard leaves college

Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:32:15 -0800

Louisiana State WR Russell Shepard posted on his official Twitter account that he won't be back with the team. "Thanks for your support Tiger Nation, but I have to do what's best for my family and myself. Geaux Tigers," Shepard posted Wednesday, Jan. 11.

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