Originally written on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 8/13/12

GREEN BAY, WI - AUGUST 26: Sam Shields of the Green Bay Packers breaks up a pass intended for Pierre Garcon 85 of the Indianapolis Colts during a preseason game at Lambeau Field on August 26, 2010 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Colts 59-24. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
One of the disappointments of Training Camp has been Packers’ cornerback Sam Shields. Shields had a very surprisingly strong rookie season in 2010 as an undrafted rookie free agent, taking over as the nickel back en route to the Super Bowl. However, he regressed in that same role in 2011 and now appears to be regressing even further. He’s been buried on the depth chart as a result of the start that the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel called “wretched.” They also added that he looked like “a mess.” Shields is competing for the starting job opposite Tramon Williams, as Charles Woodson moves to safety in base packages and the slot in sub packages. However, it doesn’t look like he’ll be winning that job. More likely it will be either Davon House, a 2011 4th round pick, or Casey Hayward, a 2012 2nd round pick, though Hayward has to be considered the favorite after Houston dislocated his shoulder, putting his status for the opener in doubt. Jarrett Bush, a career special teamer, is also ahead ...
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