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CB Sheppard in ‘prove-it' mode

The Vikings have a lot of capable players vying for playing time at cornerback, but the addition of a two-time Pro Bowl player with something to prove could be a welcome bonus. Lito Sheppard talked about a number of reasons he wanted to sign with the Vikings.

After eight years in the NFL, cornerback Lito Sheppard has been exposed to a variety of defenses, styles and coaches. This year, despite familiarity with a couple of coaches from his Philadelphia days, Sheppard gets some Northern exposure to the Vikings' version of the Cover-2 defense. "It's more terminology. It's a lot of what I did my first seven years in the league, but with some little...

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