EAGLE ROOKIE CB SHEPHERD, BOYKIN’S REPLACEMENT, CARTED OFF

By Sarah Berkowitz

As Mike Tyson said, “Everybody has a plane until they get hit.”

The Eagles had planned to move rookie cornerback JaCorey Shepherd into the nickel slot vacated when they traded cornerback Brandon Boykin to the Steelers earlier last week.

JaCorey Shepherd had often found himself filling that role since Boykin’s departure, which makes his departure from Sunday’s practice on a cart a potentially bad development for the Eagles.

According to multiple reporters at the practice, Shepherd, a sixth-round pick this year, went down after a collision with running back Darren Sproles during a practice at Lincoln Financial Field.

Trainers came onto the field to take a look at Shepherd’s right leg and he was eventually loaded onto a cart for a trip to the locker room for further evaluation.

There’s no update on Shepherd’s specific injury or outlook at this point, but any extended absence would leave the Eagles thin at a position that was problematic for them last season.

 

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