IRSam Shields
DB GB (4)
2 weeks ago

Shields (concussion) won't be activated from injured reserve before the end of the season, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tending to the fifth known concussion of his career, Shields wasn't a prime candidate to make another appearance this season, but head coach Mike McCarthy made it official Wednesday, when rookie cornerback Makinton Dorleant (hamstring) was tabbed as the one Packer on IR to attempt a return. McCarthy also noted that Shields will use the upcoming weeks and months to determine whether retirement is the best option. "Sam needs to get healthy for himself and family," McCarthy said. "That's what the focus is with Sam right now."

IRSam Shields
DB GB (4)
2 months ago

The Packers placed Shields (concussion) on injured reserve Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Shields has not definitively been ruled out for the season, but he will be out at least eight more weeks, so he will not be eligible to play again until Week 14 at the earliest. This is the fifth concussion Shields has suffered in his career, so the Packers will continue proceeding with caution, and it should not come as a surprise if he is unable to return this season.

IRSam Shields
DB GB (4)
2 months ago

Shields (concussion) is listed as out for Sunday's contest against the Cowboys, Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Shields hasn't practiced or played since suffering a concussion against the Jaguars in Week 1. He has reportedly been making progress and could return as soon as next week, though he's not been given a timetable for return.

IRSam Shields
DB GB (4)
2 months ago

Shields (concussion) will not practice Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Shields is apparently making progress in the concussion protocol, but for now he remains sidelined with the concussion symptoms that have plagued him since Week 1.

IRSam Shields
DB GB (4)
2 months ago

Shields (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though he remains in concussion protocol, Shields is attending team and positional meetings for the first time since going down in the season opener. He appears to be nearing a return, but is questionable at best to play against the Cowboys this weekend.

IRSam Shields
DB GB (4)
2 months ago

Shields (concussion) will not play in Sunday's game against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Head coach Mike McCarthy said that Shields is progressing though the concussion protocol, but he will remain sidelined coming out of the Packers' Week 4 bye. This will be the third straight game Shields has missed, and neither McCarthy nor the Packers have provided an estimated timetable for his return to the field.

IRSam Shields
DB GB (4)
2 months ago

Shields (concussion) didn't take part in Wednesday's practice, Michael Collins of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite having a Week 4 bye at his disposal, Shields hasn't stepped on the practice field since sustaining a concussion in the season opener at Jacksonville. On Monday, head coach Mike McCarthy said Shields is improving, which likely implies that he's completed some of the steps in the NFL's protocol for head injuries. Alas, the judgment of an independent neurologist stands in Shields' way as he attempts to rid himself of yet another concussion.

IRSam Shields
DB GB (4)
2 months ago

Shields' (concussion) condition is improving, even though still won't practice Monday, according to coach Mike McCarthy.

EDGE Analysis

Shields hasn't played since suffering a concussion in the Packers' season-opening win over the Jaguars, but the time off during their Week 4 bye served him well, according to McCarthy. Although he won't practice Monday, which suggests he hasn't cleared protocol yet, Shields seems to be edging closer to a return, making his status worthwhile to monitor in advance of Sunday night's game against the Giants.

IRSam Shields
DB GB (4)
2 months ago

Shields is expected to be cleared through concussion protocol in a few weeks, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

EDGE Analysis

Shields had already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lions, but the team is now expecting him to miss multiple games due to the concussion. Given the uncertainties with head injuries, it's unclear when Shields will be allowed to practice.

IRSam Shields
DB GB (4)
2 months ago

Shields (concussion) has been ruled out for the Packers' Week 3 contest against the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

Shields remains in the NFL's concussion protocol. As it stands, it's unclear if he'll have a chance to return Week 4.