Sheppard is not a shutdown corner, but many teams would be happy to have him, especially the Jets—who ranked 29th in pass defense last season.
This move gives the Jets a second corner with pro-bowl experience, and while many fans are wondering how life will go on with out Brett Favre and Chad Pennington, the front office is looking at the big picture—having just signed Bart Scott to shore up their defense.
The Associated Press reported that Philly will take a fifth round pick from New York in exchange, and a conditional pick in next year’s draft.
Most fans remember that Asante Samuel was the primary corner in for the Eagles, but Sheldon Brown took starts away from Sheppard.
So the deal appears to work well for both teams, and probably could have happened sooner.
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