The Dolphins have signed linebacker Kelvin Sheppard, according to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald (on Twitter). The move is a depth signing for the Dolphins who needed reinforcements at the position.
Sheppard, 26, spent the 2013 season with the Colts after two years in Buffalo. His best season came in 2012, when he was a starter for the Bills and racked up 80 tackles to go along with a pair of sacks. Pro Football Focus’ grades (subscription required) suggest Sheppard has typically fared better against the pass than the run, scoring much better in pass coverage and as a pass rusher than as a run stopper.
Miami picked Sheppard up in September when Dannell Ellerbe‘s second year with the team has been prematurely cut short due to injury.