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Statement Regarding WR Shepard

Posted May 1, 2013

The Philadelphia Eagles have released the following statement regarding former LSU wide receiver Russell Shepard's claim that he had signed a contract with the team prior to the end of the NFL Draft.

“Russell Shepard has not signed a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. However, we did come to terms on a contract with he and his agent after the draft was completed. We anticipate he, like all of the rookie free agents we have agreed to terms with, will take a physical examination upon arriving in Philadelphia prior to next week’s rookie minicamp and then sign a contract."

Shepard originally made the remark that he signed a deal prior to the end of the NFL Draft in a radio interview with the ESPN Radio affiliate in Baton Rouge, La. Shepard later clarified his remarks on his Twitter account. Shepard was one of nine undrafted players who agreed to terms with the Eagles, which the team officially announced on Monday afternoon.

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