Sam Shields DB GB 6 Months
Packers re-signed restricted free agent CB Sam Shields to a one-year, $2.023 million contract.
Flourishing as a cover man after a struggle-filled training camp, 25-year-old Shields registered ten pass breakups and three interceptions last season as an eight-game starter, appearing in ten contests. On Monday, agent Drew Rosenhaus met with Packers brass to negotiate a long-term agreement. Shields could come affordably because the free-agent market was unkind to corners.
Sam Shields DB GB 6 Months
The player rep for restricted free agent CB Sam Shields is meeting with the Packers on Monday to discuss a long-term deal.
Shields still hasn't signed his one-year, $2.023 million tender, and skipped the Packers' May OTAs. The Green Bay Press-Gazette considered Shields the Packers' "best cover corner" in 2012, ahead of Tramon Williams and Casey Hayward. Shields is still only 25 years old. He doesn't turn 26 until December.
Sam Shields DB GB 7 Months
Restricted free agent CB Sam Shields was absent from the start of Packers OTAs Tuesday.
It would have been surprising if Shields did report, as he's yet to sign his tender. "Sam Shields is a young player and our program speaks for itself and how young players develop year to year," coach Mike McCarthy said. "I wish Sam was here." Coming off a strong, if injury-marred, campaign, Shields is a strong candidate for a long-term deal.
Sam Shields DB GB 8 Months
The Packers are still talking with restricted free agent CB Sam Shields about a long-term contract.
Nothing is imminent as Shields is at least third in line for a new deal behind Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews. There's no urgency because he'll eventually sign the one-year, roughly $2M RFA tender. Per Pro Football Focus, Shields graded out as a top-eight corner in coverage last year.
Sam Shields DB GB 9 Months
Packers tendered restricted free agent CB Sam Shields at the second-round level.
The two sides couldn't work out a long-term deal, so the Packers ensure that Shields will remain under club control via the tender. Coming off an injury-plagued 2012 campaign, the former undrafted rookie out of Miami enters this offseason as a starting corner opposite Tramon Williams.
Sam Shields DB GB 10 Months
According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Packers plan to discuss a long-term deal with restricted free agent CB Sam Shields.
The Packers are expected to place at least a second-round tender on Shields this offseason, and could look to sign him to an extension rather than pay him the roughly $2 million he would count against the cap on a one-year deal. Shields missed significant time due to injury in 2012, but should return in a starting role with Green Bay next season.
Sam Shields DB GB Dec 10 '12
Packers RCB Sam Shields (ankle) returned with four tackles and an interception in Sunday's win over the Lions.
It was Shields' first game since sustained a high-ankle sprain in Week 6. He initially came off the bench behind Davon House, but was in his customary spot opposite Tramon Williams by the second quarter. With Casey Hayward and House playing well and Charles Woodson (collarbone) due back soon, this Packers secondary has a chance to shoot up the rankings.
Sam Shields DB GB Nov 06 '12
Packers RCB Sam Shields will compete with Casey Hayward and Davon House if he returns from his shin injury following the Week 10 bye.
Shields was the victim of a few questionable penalties early in the season, and it may be enought to cost him a starting job. Hayward was named NFL's defensive rookie of the month for October, and CBs coach Joe Whitt believes House has come "probably further along than anybody I've had."
Sam Shields DB GB Oct 26 '12
Packers RCB Sam Shields (shin) has been ruled out for Week 8 against the Jaguars.
Impressive rookie Casey Hayward will draw another start after notching his fourth interception in the past three games last week against the Rams. The Jags' No. 32-ranked pass game is unlikely to capitalize on Shields and FS Charles Woodson's (collarbone) Week 8 absences. They just don't have the firepower.