Former Towson wide receiver Gerrard Sheppard was claimed off waivers today by the Green Bay Packers, one day after being cut by the Ravens, according to a source.
Sheppard, a McDonogh graduate who spent last season on the Ravens' practice squad, was released Tuesday when the team signed cornerback Marrio Norman.
Sheppard, 6 feet 2, 211 pounds, caught 52 passes for 584 yards and five touchdowns in two seasons at Towson after transferring from Connecticut.
In his lone season of football at McDonogh, Sheppard was named all-state as he caught 67 passes for 897 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior. He was an All-Metro basketball player at McDonogh, scoring 1,400 career points.