Sam Shields
DB GB (4)
6 months ago

Shields (concussion) is listed as active Saturday in Arizona, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Active status implies that Shields has been cleared from the concussion protocol. When compounded with the healthy scratch of rookie cornerback LaDarius Gunter, Shields appears poised to take on a significant workload, though Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com warned earlier Saturday that the veteran corner may be contained to a limited role.

Sam Shields
DB GB (4)
6 months ago

Shields (concussion) is listed as questionable for Saturday's playoff game against the Cardinals, ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports.

EDGE Analysis

Shields has been a limited participant throughout practice this week, although there still hasn't been a report that he's cleared the league's concussion protocol. If he's unable to do so prior to Saturday night's kickoff, the Packers will be forced into a fifth straight game without their top cornerback. In that situation, promising rookie Damarious Randall would figure to receive another start.

Sam Shields
DB GB (4)
7 months ago

Shields (concussion) was limited in practice Wednesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

In the portion of Wednesday's drills open to the media, Shields handled most of the reps during a jog-through, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, yet the cornerback remains in the concussion protocol. With kickoff arriving on Saturday evening at 8:15 PM ET, time is running out to receive clearance from an independent neurologist. However, the aforementioned activity level provides a glimmer of hope that Shields is approaching his first game action since Week 14 against the Cowboys.

Sam Shields
DB GB (4)
7 months ago

Shields (concussion) is ruled out for Sunday's playoff game against Washington.

EDGE Analysis

Shields was doubtful going into Saturday, so his status change confirmed an outcome that was expected all along. Shields' absence is good news for Kirk Cousins and the Washington wideouts.

Sam Shields
DB GB (4)
7 months ago

Shields (concussion) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's playoff game versus the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

Shields still hasn't cleared the league's concussion protocol, so he's likely to miss a fourth straight game. As a result, rookie Damarious Randall should see another start in Shields' absence.

Sam Shields
DB GB (4)
7 months ago1 Comment

Shields (concussion) remains in the league's concussion protocol as of Thursday morning. "Until he comes through the concussion protocol, that's just where we are," head coach Mike McCarthy said.

EDGE Analysis

Shields was able to practice last week leading up to the Packers' matchup with Minnesota on Sunday night, but he was ultimately ruled inactive for the contest. The prevailing belief, at that time, was that Shields would be cleared in time for the Wild Card matchup with Washington on Sunday, but at this point his status appears to be in considerable jeopardy.

Sam Shields
DB GB (4)
7 months ago

Shields (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday, Weston Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Shields' absence is a strange development considering he was able to practice in a limited fashion last week. It's unknown if more serious concussion symptoms have reemerged, but his participation in upcoming drills will likely make that clear, one way or another.

Sam Shields
DB GB (4)
7 months ago

Shields (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's contest versus the Vikings, Duke Bobber of the Packers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Shields reached the point in the concussion protocol in which light individual drills were allowed this week, but his inability to get over the hump doomed him to a third consecutive DNP to wrap up the regular season. With Shields out of the lineup yet again, the Packers will entrust rookies Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins with handling outside cornerback.

Sam Shields
DB GB (4)
7 months ago

Shields (concussion) has been downgraded to doubtful for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Following Saturday's practice, it does not appear that the Packers will have their top cover corner available for the division showdown against Minnesota. Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins will be asked to pick up the slack in Week 17.

Sam Shields
DB GB (4)
7 months ago

Shields (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Shields was able to practice in a limited capacity all week, but he will still need to be cleared of any concussion symptoms in order to suit up in Week 17.