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Sam Shields | Defensive Back

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 184
College: Miami (FL)
Contract: view contract details

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Packers RCB Sam Shields (knee) is listed as doubtful for Week 8.
He didn't practice all week and won't play at the Superdome. It's an upgrade to Drew Brees' fantasy matchup in Sunday's projected shootout versus Green Bay. Oct 24 - 1:46 PM

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Packers RCB Sam Shields (knee) has been ruled out for Week 7.

With LCB Tramon Williams (ankle) slated for a game-day decision, the Packers may be without both of their starting cornerbacks against red-hot Cam Newton. It's a situation for Newton and Kelvin Benjamin owners to track.
Oct 17 - 1:24 PM

Packers CB Sam Shields left Sunday's Week 6 game against the Dolphins with a knee injury in the third quarter.

Shields and fellow CB Tramon Williams both got injured within minutes of each other. Shields' injury was strange, as he just collapsed without contact even before the play started.
Oct 12 - 3:24 PM

Packers re-signed CB Sam Shields to a four-year, $39 million contract.

The deal includes a $12.5 million signing bonus and puts Shields among the top-three cornerbacks in the league in average annual salary. Shields will receive a total compensation of $15 million for 2014 and $21 million through his first two seasons. It's a massive sum of money for a player that's struggled with injuries each of the last two years, is a liability in run defense, and has been an inconsistent cover man. Green Bay GM Ted Thompson is betting on Shields' improvement to continue, as he played wide receiver in college and is only 26 years old. Shields will return as the No. 1 corner in a deep Packers secondary that includes Tramon Williams, Casey Hayward, and Davon House.
Mar 8 - 7:05 PM

The Packers didn't use the franchise tag on CB Sam Shields or DT B.J. Raji before Monday afternoon's deadline.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports the Packers have made little progress in long-term talks with either player. The Pack have been talking with Shields' agent since January, but the sides are reportedly more than $1 million apart annually. Shields is fully expected to reach the open market.
Mar 3 - 4:23 PM

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.

Shields is believed to be seeking $7 million annually, so there's a fairly significant gap to be bridged. A deal signed by Bears CB Tim Jennings in January was worth $5.6 million per year, and Rapoport says that's where GM Ted Thompson values Shields. Shields' agent has made it clear through media reports that his client does not intend to re-sign with Green Bay before March 11.
Mar 2 - 5:40 PM

A league source confirmed to that free agent CB Sam Shields will not sign with the Packers before the market opens on March 11.

ESPN's Adam Schefter had a similar report on Saturday, so it appears Shields' agent is spreading the news, perhaps as a negotiating ploy. The Packers won't overpay Shields with Tramon Williams, Casey Hayward, Davon House, and Micah Hyde all capable of playing prominent roles at corner. There have been whispers that Shields is seeking in the range of $25-28 million over four years.
Mar 2 - 2:19 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Packers and free agent CB Sam Shields will not reach an agreement before free agency begins.

This comes as a surprise as all indications had been Shields and the Pack would work something out before free agency began. Shields could still return to Green Bay, but it looks like he will test the market first. He should not be at a lack for suitors, with CBS's Jason La Canfora already suggesting the Browns would be interested. Shields, 26, is Rotoworld's No. 6 free agent corner and could command $7 million annually.
Mar 1 - 11:52 AM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel doesn't consider free agent CB Sam Shields a candidate for the franchise tag.

The Packers are currently in talks on a long-term deal for Shields and are expected to sign him before the start of free agency. Per reporter Tom Silverstein, he could command $7 million annually. Shields, 26, is Rotoworld's No. 6 corner available this offseason. He would cost $11.83 million if tagged.
Feb 28 - 8:55 PM

ESPN Green Bay reports contract talks between the Packers and free agent CB Sam Shields "heated up" over the weekend.

Per reporter Rob Demovsky, the talks are ongoing, and the sides are expected to be in "regular communication over the next several weeks." There's obvious motivation on both sides to get a deal done before free agency opens on March 11. Shields' agent Drew Rosenhaus has a reputation for playing ball with teams. Shields should sign a multi-year offer in the near future.
Feb 24 - 2:21 PM

The Packers are expected to meet with free agent CB Sam Shields' player rep at the Combine.

Combine meetings are commonplace, but the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported late last month that the sides had been in "regular contact." The Pack are clearly motivated to lock their top corner up to a long-term deal, avoiding the roughly $11 million franchise tag. A former undrafted free agent, Shields has little incentive to agree to anything less than market value.
Feb 17 - 5:07 PM

A source tells the Journal-Sentinel that the Packers and free agent CB Sam Shields have been in regular contact.

The Packers want to re-sign Shields as a talented bookend to Tramon Williams. But the former undrafted free agent is going to go to the highest bidder, and position coach Joe Whitt Jr. didn't do the franchise any favors when it comes to leverage by calling Shields a top-10 NFL corner. Therefore, his return is considered "50-50" by the Journal-Sentinel's source as March creeps closer.
Jan 29 - 10:45 AM

Packer Report's Bill Huber believes it's "increasingly likely" free agent CB Sam Shields will hit the open market.

Shields will surely seek to max out his contractual worth, which may put him out of conservative GM Ted Thompson's price range. Cornerback is arguably the deepest position on Green Bay's roster, with Tramon Williams, Casey Hayward, Davon House, and Micah Hyde all under contract for 2014. Shields isn't quite valuable enough to be a candidate for the Packers' franchise tag.
Jan 27 - 3:25 PM

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.

Losing Shields in the first quarter was a big blow to the Packers, but his free agency stock remains intact as he avoids a ligament tear. The four-year veteran is coming off his best season, finishing with 61 tackles and four interceptions in 14 games as an every-down corner.
Jan 6 - 1:00 PM

Packers CB Sam Shields exited Sunday's Wild Card game with a first-quarter left knee injury.

He was carted off the field and ruled out at halftime. It's a big blow to Green Bay's defense, as Shields is arguably the Packers' most talented corner. They'll have to lean on usual fourth cornerback Davon House more Sunday.
Jan 5 - 4:55 PM

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