The Raiders just confirmed that they have signed veteran cornerback Lito Sheppard. He is practicing with his new team right now, wearing the No. 21 last donned by Nnamdi Asomugha.
Sheppard, 30, last played in 2010 for the Minnesota Vikings. He was signed by the Raiders late in training camp and appeared in one game, against the Seattle Seahawks. He was cut on the final roster cutdown.
He gives the Raiders another option at a position that has been hit hard by injury, with Chris Johnson and Chimdi Chekwa sidelined with sore hamstrings.
The Raiders were able to add Sheppard without making a roster move because they freed up a spot on the 53-man roster by waiving kicker Dave Rayner last week.
Sheppard will be asked for an interview as soon as practice ends. His comments will be posted soon thereafter, along with comments from other players and coach Hue Jackson.
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