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Sam Shields | Defensive Back | #37

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 184
College: Miami (FL)
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Packers CB Sam Shields (concussion) said he's still having occasional headaches.
Shields suffered his second concussion in a calendar year back in Week 1 and ended up missing the rest of the season. It's a major concern, but Shields said he still wants to play. "I’m thinking it’s not over. I’ve still got more in me," Shields said. "I just love the game, man, and I feel that I can get back out there and play." The Packers are expected to explore cutting Shields this offseason. Jan 23 - 10:26 AM

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ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky fully expects the team to release CB Sam Shields this offseason.

Shields went down in Week 1 with a concussion that ultimately landed him on injured reserve. Cornerback is arguably the Packers' biggest need, even though they're one of the final four teams standing heading into championship weekend, but Shields is unlikely to be a solution to the problem. He has one year left on his contract, and Green Bay can save $9 million by releasing Shields. He's still just 29, but it's fair to wonder about his playing future after a serious concussion.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 17 - 8:38 PM

Injured Packers CB Sam Shields (concussions) was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia this week stemming from an October 19 incident.

He'll go back to court on April 24. The arrest occurred literally one day after the Packers placed Shields on injured reserve with a severe concussion on October 18. The combination of Shields' brain injury and his subsequent arrest should raise eyebrows inside and outside the league. Shields has suffered a whopping five career concussions. He turned 29 early last month.
Jan 13 - 11:21 AM

Packers placed CB Sam Shields on injured reserve with a concussion.

Shields posted on social media that he hopes to be the Packers' "return" player in eight weeks. Shields has been sidelined since Week 2. NFL.com's Mike Garofolo reports his concussion has "not subsided as first hoped." It's Shields' fifth career concussion. It's a big loss for a pass defense that's been middle of the road bordering on bad through five games. The Pack are very thin at cornerback, especially with Damarious Randall battling a groin injury.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 03:08:00 PM

Packers CB Sam Shields (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 7 against the Bears.

He's now missed Green Bay's last five games with a concussion. Shields has yet to resume practicing and it's unclear when he might be back. The Packers will continue to roll out Ladarius Gunter and Quinten Rollins at corner.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 12:36:00 PM

Packers CB Sam Shields (concussion) is out for Week 6 against the Cowboys.

This will mark his fourth absence in a row. Shields has yet to resume practicing and remains in the concussion protocol. Ladarius Gunter and Quinten Rollins have been starting at corner for Green Bay.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 04:59:00 PM

Packers CB Sam Shields (concussion) did not practice Thursday.

The missed session all but rules Shields out for Week 6. There is no timetable for his return.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 12:05:00 PM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said CB Sam Shields (concussion) will not play Week 5.

McCarthy said he is "making some improvements," but Shields has yet to practice since suffering the injury Week 1. With a long and scary history of concussions, Shields could be out several more weeks. The Packers' secondary has been a disaster the last two games.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 11:38:00 AM

Packers CB Sam Shields (concussion) will not practice on Monday.

Coach Mike McCarthy said Shields is "improving," but missing the first practice after a bye week is not a great start. He is questionable at best to face the Giants on Sunday night.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 12:04:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Packers CB Sam Shields (concussion) is expected to be cleared in "a few more weeks."

This is at least Shields' fifth concussion since entering the league, and there were some reports he was considering retiring. Schefter reports Shields received a "good report" from a concussion specialist this week, however, and will eventually return. The Packers are on bye next week, so Shields could be targeting Week 5.
Source: ESPN
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 09:49:00 AM

Packers CB Sam Shields (concussion) is out for Week 3 against the Lions.

Shields is out indefinitely after suffering a concussion against the Jaguars in Week 1. He's been seeing a specialist. Ladarius Gunter has been filling in at right corner. As Green Bay has a Week 4 bye, the Packers figure to target Week 5 for the returns of Shields, OLB Clay Matthews, and SS Morgan Burnett.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 04:21:00 PM

Packers CB Sam Shields is still in the concussion protocol.

Dealing with at least his fifth concussion since entering the league, Shields has reportedly gone to see a specialist. He is not going to play this week, and he could be sidelined for an extended period.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 12:15:00 PM

Packers CB Sam Shields (concussion) is inactive for Week 2 against the Vikings.

Shields is week to week with his fifth concussion. Also inactive for the Packers are QB Joe Callahan, CB Josh Hawkins, LB Jayrone Elliott, S Chris Banjo, and OT Kyle Murphy.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 07:10:00 PM

Packers CB Sam Shields (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 2.

Shields was never expected to play after suffering his fifth concussion. Quinten Rollins will start opposite Damarious Randall, with Ladarius Gunter the favorite for nickel snaps. Shields could be held out through Green Bay's Week 4 bye.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 05:21:00 PM

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports Packers CB Sam Shields' (concussion) career could be in danger.

It's a highly speculative take, as Shields hasn't even been ruled out for Week 2. Shields has five concussions since entering the league. It's not clear how severe his latest one is, but it's possible he could be held out through Green Bay's Week 4 bye. The Packers fully intend on Shields returning this season.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 07:39:00 PM

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