Report: Russell Shepard staking claim on No. 2 WR job
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2013) The Eagles' No. 2 receiver job is Russell Shepard's to lose, according to CSNPhilly.com. With Jeremy Maclin out for the season and Riley Cooper on extended leave, Shepard has been working with the starting unit opposite DeSean Jackson.
“He has great speed, he runs great routes, he has a good set of hands,” Michael Vick said. “He knows how to play football instinctively and that’s what you’re always looking for, a guy you don’t have to teach everything."
Defensive lineman Bennie Logan, a teammate of Shepard's at LSU, said the undrafted 6-1, 195-pounder is "dominating this camp." Shepard is ahead of Damaris Johnson and Arrelious Benn, according to the report.