Cornerback Sam Shields has signed his restricted free agent tender with the Green Bay Packers, according to multiple reports.
In March, the Packers decided to give Shields a second-round tender that is worth 2.023 million for the 2013 season. Shields did not show up for the teams first two weeks of offseason training activities. But, with mandatory minicamp practices beginning Tuesday, Shields -- with agent Drew Rosenhaus in tow -- finally signed the tender Monday afternoon.
Shields was seeking a long-term deal with Green Bay, three years after the Packers signed him as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Miami. Now 25 years old, Shields has far surpassed the production of a typical undrafted player. Hes started a total of 21 games and has nine interceptions, 28 passes defensed and 102 tackles.
When the Packers began OTAs, coach Mike McCarthy was disappointed that Shields was one of only two players to not be in attendance.
"I wish Sam was here," McCarthy said on May 21...