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Philadelphia Eagles Turn Down Offer for Lito Sheppard

C KSenior Analyst ISeptember 2, 2008

According to Philadelphia's 610 WIP radio, the Philadelphia Eagles have recently turned down a trade for Lito Sheppard.

ProFootballTalk.com has supposedly confirmed that a team (unknown as of now) did offer a trade for Lito Sheppard, and the Eagles turned it down.

The Eagles have been supposedly looking to trade Sheppard ever since they signed Asante Samuel. They reportedly were trying to trade him and a draft pick for Larry Fitzgerald a while back, but nothing ever came of it.

So if this is true, I am waiting until I see the offer and the team to decide if they should have rejected it or not.

Lito Sheppard is their third corner back behind Samuel and Sheldon Brown, and Sheppard has only played in fourteen games over the past three seasons. But in his time on the field, he has been a very good corner.

With that said, his value is pretty questionable. It all depends on who is going after him. If a team likes him, his value is obviously higher to them, and if they don't like him that much, his value is obviously lower to them. All depends on the team.

The Eagles reportedly want another offensive weapon (mainly WR), and are willing to part with draft picks as well, shown in their attempts for Larry Fitzgerald.

What would I do if I were the Eagles?

Well your corner backs would be weaker without Sheppard, but your wide receiver situation is brutal right now, so I would do exactly what he Eagles are doing right now; Lito and a draft pick for a wide receiver.

That's all for now. Updates will come when that are released.

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Well lookey here, I have an update!

Philadelphia's Comcast SportsNet has reportedly also looked into the matter, and they say no offer was even offered to the Eagles.

Interesting...

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Another update!

According to the Philadelphia Daily News, Sheppard's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, claims the Eagles received an offer from a team and expects Sheppard to be traded in a few weeks.

From rotoworld.com:

Agent Drew Rosenhaus said in an e-mail to the Philadelphia Daily News Tuesday that "at least one team has made a recent trade proposal" for Lito Sheppard and the Eagles would not accept. "The Eagles didn't like the compensation and turned it down," said Rosenhaus. "I will not identify the team at this time. I think there is a very good chance Lito gets traded in the next few weeks." Sheppard has voiced his frustration with the organization during much of training camp. He feels unwanted with the addition of Asante Samuel.

Interesting...

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