Lito a no-show at voluntary workouts

Posted: June 03, 2008

Eagles cornerback Lito Sheppard was a no-show today at the team's voluntary full-squad camp.

After attending the team's mandatory minicamp last month, Sheppard wouldn't say whether he'd be back for this eight-day camp, which is the final full-squad gathering before the opening of training camp next month.

It's no secret that Sheppard, a two-time Pro Bowler, is unhappy with his contract situation and the fact that he lost his starting job at left cornerback when the team signed Asante Samuel to a six-year contract worth $57.14 million.

The Eagles have said they believe they can make the three-headed cornerback situation work with Sheppard, Samuel and Sheldon Brown all receiving considerable playing time.

But the fact that Sheppard has opted to boycott this camp is further evidence that he'd prefer to play elsewhere in 2008. An attempt to reach Sheppard today was unsuccessful.


Contact staff writer Bob Brookover at 215-854-2577 or bbrookover@phillynews.com.

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