ESPN's Rob Demovsky reported Tuesday that he expects the team to release the Pro Bowl defender this offseason.
"Sam Shields, the Packers' former No. 1 cornerback, will be done in Green Bay," Demovsky wrote. "The Packers will release Shields, who hasn't played since Week 1 because of a concussion that landed him on injured reserve."
Shields' latest concussion was his second in nine months and the fourth known concussion of his career. He signed a four-year, $39 million contract in 2014. The Packers can save $9 million off of its 2017 salary cap if they cut the cornerback.
Shields, 29, is expected in court on April 24 after being charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested a day after the Packers placed him on injured reserve.
Unfortunate. I hope the guy just retires, because he could be a vegetable after the next hit. Even before his last concussion I read an interview with he and his wife talking about how scary it was and how he considered retirement two concussions ago.
Also... The Packers needs a corner.
Edited by Favre4Ever, 08 February 2017 - 08:09 PM.