The Packers didn't use the franchise tag on CB Sam Shields or DT B.J. Raji before Monday afternoon's deadline.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Packers are "trying to give" free agent CB Sam Shields a deal worth less than $6 million annually.
A league source confirmed to Profootballtalk.com that free agent CB Sam Shields will not sign with the Packers before the market opens on March 11.
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Packers and free agent CB Sam Shields will not reach an agreement before free agency begins.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel doesn't consider free agent CB Sam Shields a candidate for the franchise tag.
ESPN Green Bay reports contract talks between the Packers and free agent CB Sam Shields "heated up" over the weekend.
The Packers are expected to meet with free agent CB Sam Shields' player rep at the Combine.
A source tells the Journal-Sentinel that the Packers and free agent CB Sam Shields have been in regular contact.
Packer Report's Bill Huber believes it's "increasingly likely" free agent CB Sam Shields will hit the open market.
An MRI showed impending free agent CB Sam Shields only sustained a bone bruise on his knee during Sunday's Wild Card loss to the 49ers.
Packers CB Sam Shields exited Sunday's Wild Card game with a first-quarter left knee injury.
Packers re-signed restricted free agent CB Sam Shields to a one-year, $2.023 million contract.
The player rep for restricted free agent CB Sam Shields is meeting with the Packers on Monday to discuss a long-term deal.
Restricted free agent CB Sam Shields was absent from the start of Packers OTAs Tuesday.