The Minnesota Vikings, who to date have signed a kickoff specialist and a backup defensive lineman, could be beefing up their secondary via a former first-round pick.
Per a league source, Sheppard is visiting the Vikings today.
Traded by the Eagles to the Jets last year, New York cut him before he earned a large bonus. He recently visited the Lions.
The Vikings could use some depth at the position, given that cornerback Cedric Griffin suffered a torn ACL in overtime of the NFC title game.
Because Sheppard was cut by the Jets, the Vikings can sign him without regard to the rules of the “Final Eight Plan.”