“We wish nothing but the best for Jerry in Buffalo,” Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson said in a released statement. “He's a talented guy that did everything we asked of him. At the same time, we are very pleased to be getting a young linebacker who has been a productive starter in this league.”
Sheppard, a third-round pick out of LSU in 2011, started 24 games for the Bills over the last two seasons, with 150 tackles. He will join the Colts inside linebacker unit of Jerrell Freeman, Pat Angerer and Kavell Conner.