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90-in-90 Breaking Down the Miami Dolphins Roster: Kelvin Sheppard

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Breaking down the Miami Dolphins' 90-man roster over 90 days. Today, we look at linebacker Kelvin Sheppard.

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We bring back our annual look at the Miami Dolphins' roster heading into training camp, a series we call 90-in-90. Over the next 90 days (or a few more as roster changes happen), we will take a look at each individual player on the roster, review what they did in 2014 either in the NFL or in college, then take a look at how they might progress or regress this season, and the chances that player will make the roster.

KELVIN SHEPPARD

2014 Review:

2014 was Sheppard's first season with the Dolphins. He was signed after Dannell Ellerbe was lost for the season.

In his first season with the team, Sheppard appeared in 14 games and started 1 while recording 24 tackles and 1 forced fumble.

Why he might progress:

Sheppard has a chance to earn a starting position, he just has to beat out Chris McCain first.

The coaching staff really likes him and could see a bigger role with the team.

Why he might regress:

Wants to be a starter but I don't think that is going to happen anytime soon.

Will remain a depth linebacker/emergency starter.

Chances he makes the 53-man roster:

Sheppard will make the roster as a backup linebacker. He'll see some time on defense and special teams.

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