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Who will play the nickel?

Who will Jim Johnson decide to play at nickel?

Because of Lito Sheppard's injury troubles last season, along with Al Harris being on the Eagles roster, Philadelphia had several options when deciding who would be the team's nickel corner. This season is a different story. Harris is now a Green Bay Packer and that leaves Brown and Sheppard battling it out to see who will get to play on nickel situations. It has been a back and forth battle, but right now it looks like Sheppard may have the upper hand. Or does he?

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