Jets acquire Sheppard from Eagles

Admin - February 28, 2009

The New York Jets stayed busy in free agency, trading for CB Lito Sheppard from the Philadelphia Eagles. According to the NFL Network, the Gang Green will send a 5th round choice in the upcoming draft and conditional 2010 draft choice for the former Pro Bowler. The level of the 2010 choice will be determined by a number of factors including Sheppard's 2009 playing time.

Sheppard, 27, played his entire 7-year career with the Eagles, intercepting 18 passes (3 returned for touchdowns). Last season he recorded 21 tackles (18 solo) and picked off one pass.

Also, the Jets are close to re-signing OG Brandon Moore whom they released earlier this week in a salary cap related move.