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  • Shepherd to Texans

    The Rams have traded Jacoby Shepherd to the Texans for a conditional seventh round draft pick in 2003. I expected Jacoby Shepherd to depart from the Rams sometime this offseason, but I didn't think it would be a trade. It can only help our Rams, though. This might also slow down speculation of Dex being a June 1st casualty.

    Any thoughts?

    :shield:

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    Maybe,

    The loss of Shepard is no surprise. The speculation of Dex being cut came with the notion that Shepard would also be cut. Whether or not McCleon's job is still in jeopardy is a question, but hopefully, if he is going, the Rams can work out a trade instead of his outright release.

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