Raiders sign veteran CB Lito Sheppard

Raiders sign veteran CB Lito Sheppard
August 26, 2011, 5:03 pm
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The Oakland Raiders announced Friday that they have signed two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Lito Sheppard, who played last season with the Vikings.

When he took the practice field Friday, Sheppard was assigned No. 21, reports Raiders Insider Paul Gutierrez. The previous owner of that jersey was Nnamdi Asomugha.

Originally drafted by the Eagles, Sheppard, 31 has played for three teams. The 10-year vetaran out of Florida has 19 career interceptions and 263 tackles.

Last year he started two games for Minnesota, appearing in 13 games.

In 2006, Sheppard became the first player in NFL history to have two interception returns of more than 100 yards. Both returns came against the Cowboys (2004 and 2006).