The New York Jets are busy this off-season shaping their roster, they have already added LB Bart Scott and now res-signed RG Brandon Moore, now head coach Rex Ryan is looking to quickly add another piece top the NY Jets puzzle.
The Jets are in talks with the Philadelphia Eagles for a trade of CB Lito Sheppard. According to Adam Schefter of NFL Network, the Jets will surrender a fifth-round pick in 2009 and a conditional draft pick in 2010, which can range from a second-round pick to a fifth-round pick.
Sheppard, 27, is a two-time pro bowler who became expendable when the Eagles aquired Assante Samuels last off-season and pushed Sheppard down the depth chart. The recent re-signing of CB Joselio Hanson seemed like the final push out the door, this trade confirms it.
In 2008, the seven-year veteran played in mostly nickle and dime situations and started just 3 games.
The Jets not only want Lito Sheppard to join the team as a starter on defense but also to become a mentor for young and promising corner back Darrelle Revis.
A 2002 1st-round pick of the Eagles has 253 career tackles, two sacks, 18 interceptions, and 54 passes defensed in 93 games with 53 starts.