The Eagles have confirmed that cornerback Lito Sheppard has hired Drew Rosenhaus as his new agent.
All indications are that Rosenhaus has told the Eagles in a meeting that Sheppard is expected to report to training camp when the veterans report on Thursday, July 24. Rookies and selected veterans report on Monday, July 21.
The Eagles responded to a report from ProFootballTalk.com, which stated that Rosenhaus was hired recently by Sheppard and met with the Eagles in Philadelphia.
Sheppard, who reported to the team's mandatory post-draft mini-camp and then did not participate in the voluntary Organized Team Activities in the spring, is part of the team's deep and talented secondary that includes starting-caliber cornerbacks in Asante Samuel, acquired as an unrestricted free agent in the off-season, and Sheldon Brown, who has been a starter since 2004 and who has played in 105 consecutive regular season and post-season games.
Head coach Andy Reid will likely address the situation, as well as many others, in his kickoff press conference on Monday afternoon at Lehigh University. Make sure to watch it live on Training Camp Live!, which starts at 4:30 p.m.