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Extra Points: Undrafted drama in Philly

An undrafted rookie faces a significant uphill climb in his effort to make an NFL roster, so the last thing anyone in that position wants to do is make the ascent up the mountain any steeper.Former LSU receiver Russell Shepard did exactly that, however, when he boasted that he agreed to terms on a free agent deal with the Philadelphia Eagles before the draft actually ended."I actually took myself off the draft board during the draft," Shepard told WNXX radio in Baton Rouge. "Teams started calling me probably in the middle of the sixth round asking me, 'Is it true that you've signed with a team already?' and I actually got it out of the way before the draft was over, because that (the Eagles) was the perfect fit for me."Needless to say a player is not allowed to take himself off the board and the host tried to play Ted Koppel to Shepard's Al Campanis, throwing the young man a life raft by asking for clarification.Shepard, though, only doubled down on his dubious claim."I signed with the...

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