Corner back Lito Sheppard is an unhappy player. It appears as it stands he will not be a starter in Philadelphia this season, and he’s a player that has been the talk of trade rumors ever since the team spent a ton on free agent CB Asante Samuel. Despite being unhappy and not showing up to OTA’s and possibly not showing up to training camp, the Philadelphia Daily News says it will not necessarly force the Eagles into trading Sheppard.
It went so far Friday as Eagles President Joe Banner saying “He will be with us this year.” Sheppard skipped some workouts this past week, and word is he’s also unhappy with the five-year extension he signed in 2004. A four-year starter with the Eagles, Sheppard has missed significant time with injuries in each of the past three seasons but is perhaps the team’s most explosive defensive player.
Last season he played in 11 games for Philly, making 51 tackles and two interceptions. He was a first round pick of the Eagles back in 2002. In his career, he has 234 tackles, 17 inteceptions, and three touchdowns.