The Buccaneers are in the market for a cornerback, and they're reportedly one of several teams interested in trading for Eagles CB Lito Sheppard.

According to FoxSports.com, Tampa Bay spent Wednesday visiting with Sheppard in Tampa. However, PewterReport.com has been unable to confirm Sheppard's visit through its own sources.

Sheppard, 27, is a two-time Pro Bowler. He has intercepted 17 passes and scored three touchdowns during his six-year career.

The 5-foot-10, 194-pound Sheppard would fill a need for the Buccaneers, who could select a cornerback in the 2008 NFL Draft or trade for Sheppard due to the fact that Ronde Barber is 33 and Phillip Buchanon, Eugene Wilson and Sammy Davis are each in the final year of their respective contracts.

FoxSports.com also reported that the Buccaneers are the frontrunners for Sheppard, who likely will be traded by Saturday. The report suggested the Eagles were looking for at least a second-round pick in exchange for Sheppard.

Tampa Bay owns five picks, one each of the first five rounds of the 2008 NFL Draft, which will be held this weekend.


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