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Sheppard likely to start for Jets

Updated: March 1, 2009, 2:58 AM ET
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The Philadelphia Eagles completed their expected trade of cornerback Lito Sheppard on Satuday, sending him to the New York Jets for two undisclosed draft picks.

After being traded traded to the Jets for a fifth-round choice in 2009 and a conditional pick in 2010, Sheppard received a contract extension. Sheppard, according to a source, received a four-year, $27.2 million extension that ranks him among the higher paid cornerbacks in the league.

"I am excited to be ...

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