Sam Shields
DB FA
4 months ago

Shields (concussion) was released by the Packers on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Shields was the first to relay the news of his release via his personal Instagram account, but the transaction had been widely anticipated for a while, as the cornerback is still recovering from a concussion suffered in Week 1 of the season. With Shields' long-term health a significant question mark and the 29-year-old due $8 million and a $500,000 workout bonus for 2017, it was an easy decision for the Packers to make him a cap casualty. Shields has stated that he wants to keep playing, but given his history with concussions, it's unclear if he'll latch on with another team.

Sam Shields
DB FA
5 months ago

According to head coach Mike McCarthy, Shields has not yet passed the league's concussion protocol, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Shields suffered a concussion, the fifth of his career, in Week 1 and did not play the rest of the season. His storied past of head injuries, along with <a href=">http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2017/01/13/shields-charged-marijuana-possession/96535024/">legal trouble</a>, have Shields' future with the Packers and football in general in serious jeopardy.

Sam Shields
DB FA
5 months ago

Shields (concussion) admitted he's still experiencing concussion symptoms, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Shields appeared in just one game this season after sustaining a concussion in the season opener. While he stated he hasn't given up on playing football again, the fact he's still experiencing symptoms suggests this injury could threaten his career. Look for further updates on his health throughout the offseason.

Sam Shields
DB FA
5 months ago

Shields (concussion) was charged this week with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in a court case stemming from an Oct. 19 incident, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Shield has been on injured reserve since suffering the fifth known concussion of his career in Week 1 of this season. While that has left him unavailable, and likely contemplating retirement, Shields was found with marijuana and drug paraphernalia during an October search of his home on suspicions of drug related activity, WBAY.com reports. Since Shields is involved in an ongoing legal issue, the Packers have refrained from commenting on his situation, but the cornerback is now scheduled for an April 24 plea/sentencing hearing.

Sam Shields
DB FA
7 months 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."

Sam Shields
DB FA
8 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.

Sam Shields
DB FA
8 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.

Sam Shields
DB FA
8 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.

Sam Shields
DB FA
8 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.

Sam Shields
DB FA
9 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.