Lions Sign LB Kelvin Sheppard

Posted by at 31 October, at 16 : 52 PM Print

The Lions signed linebacker Kelvin Sheppard , according to a team announcement. Sheppard will fill the roster spot left vacant by Tuesday’s Golden Tate trade . 

Sheppard worked out for the Lions earlier this week – his first audition since meeting with Detroit in late July. The 30-year-old linebacker was a three-year starter with the Giants from 2015-17 but has been a free agent all offseason. He’s just the latest ex-Giants front seven member to join the Lions and he’ll reunite with former teammates Damon Harrison and Devon Kennard  in Detroit.

Sheppard played with the Bills, Colts, Dolphins, and Giants over the course of his seven-year career. He notched a 102-tackle season with the Giants in 2015 and intercepted two passes — the first two of his career — despite being a midseason Big Blue addition last year.

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