Data Scout Notes: 2012: NA...2011: Ineligible and DNP in 2011...NA/PM2nd-AP
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Draft Scout Russell Shepard News
04/11/16 - WR Russell Shepard, who was tendered as a restricted free agent by the Buccaneers, was re-signed Monday (April 11). Shepard is primarily a special teams player who has caught seven passes for 91 yards and one touchdown in three seasons with the Bucs.
03/09/16 - WR Russell Shepard received an extended qualifying offer as restricted free agent by the Buccaneers on Wednesday (March 9). The 6-1, 195-pound Shepard has played in 43 games for the Buccaneers since joining the team off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013. In his three seasons with Tampa Bay, Shepard has caught seven passes for 91 yards and one touchdown, while leading the Bucs' special teams. Tampa Bay's special teams captain in 2015, Shepard has 30 career special teams tackles and his 29 solo special teams tackles are tied for the sixth-most in the NFL since 2013. He also has one career forced fumble.
10/28/15 - WR Russell Shepard (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday and would likely serve as the Bucs' No. 2 receiver against the Falcons.
10/07/15 - WR Russell Shepard (hamstring), who all missed Sunday's loss to Carolina, remained out during Wednesday's drills.
08/25/15 - WR Russell Shepard's biggest worth to the Bucs is as a special team player and he helped down a pair of punts inside the 5-yard line Monday night against the Bengals. But Shepard is emerging as a reliable receiver, where his role could soon expand.
Shepard had two catches for 44 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Mike Glennon on a fade route during an all-out blitz by the Bengals.
An undrafted quarterback from Louisiana State in 2013, Shepard has lobbied for more playing time on offense and defense. Now he may get his wish.