The Packers Could Discover a Gem In OLB, Telvin Smith

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports The Green Bay Packers have done a nice job of shoring up some of their needs this off-season, especially those in the front seven.  They did a really nice job making two impactful moves, in re-singing BJ Raji, to now play Nose Tackle and adding Julius Peppers to play outside linebacker, opposite Clay Matthews, to give the Packers the best OLB crew...
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Bonuses help Packers lure players into offseason workouts

The first phase of the Green Bay Packers’ offseason program begins on Tuesday and more than 20 returning veterans are poised to cash in with their participation. Offseason workouts are voluntary, but Packers coach Mike McCarthy is a big believer in keeping players training at team headquarters leading up to June’s mandatory minicamp, and the organization is willing to pay to...
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Should the Packers target a top 10 cornerback in May’s draft?

Ted Thompson’s first highlight move of free agency was to re-sign whom many said was the most important piece for the Packers to make a deal with: Sam Shields. The deal came just days after reports came out that said the Packers would allow Shields to test free agency. That didn’t happen, a deal got done, and now the Packers have their best cover corner locked down for the next...
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Packers Annual Checkup: Sam Shields

Sam Shields had a breakout season in 2013 and expectations will be high for him in 2014 after being rewarded handsomely by the Packers with a big contract in the offseason.
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Green Bay Packers: Did they pay Sam Shields too much?

The Green Bay Packers entered this offseason with a goal of re-signing young and improving cornerback Sam Shields to a long-term deal. It didn’t appear that the two sides would be able to get something done, but just before free agency opened the Packers reached an agreement with Shields on a four-year, $39 million contract. While the Packers are happy to have their top priority...
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Defensive Back Group a Strength?

When it appeared that Sam Shields was out in Green Bay, the crazy anti-Ted Packer fans were ready to jump off a cliff and take Ted Thompson with them. When the Packers announced that they had re-signed Shields to a four year, $39 million contract, those same fans were outraged and wanted to burn Teddy’s house down. Regardless of how you feel about the Sam Shields deal, the Packers...
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Green Bay Packers re-sign CB Sam Shields

A lot of cornerbacks have been overpaid this off-season, Aqib Talib (57 million over 6 years), Vontae Davis (39 million over 4 years), and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (35 million over 5 years). However, I’m shocked that Sam Shields was also overpaid (39 million over 4 years) for two reasons. One, the Packers usually do a great job of not overpaying guys in free agency as Ted Thompson...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

How Overpaid Is Sam Shields?

Sam Shields is one happy camper. Ted Thompson likely got done with his top priority this offseason when he resigned cornerback Sam Shields to a 4 year deal worth a total of $32 million.  At the time, reactions were rather mixed; many national writers who don’t cover the Packers specifically probably didn’t know too much about Shields and as a result many were taken aback by...
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers continue to re-sign their own players

After re-signing Sam Shields and Mike Neal, the Packers came to a deal with yet another one of their own players. Tight End Andrew Quarless will remain a Packer. The details of the deal were not immediately made available. Quarless took over the starting job when Jermichael Finley succumbed to season ending injury. With Finley visiting Seattle, the Packers have seemingly decided...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Shields To Remain In Green Bay

 Photo Credit: Thomas Campbell- US PRESSWIRE Neil Mehta Staff Writer Cornerback Sam Shields has signed 4-year, $39 million contract to remain a Green Bay Packer. The deal includes a $12.5 million signing bonus. Sheilds had a break-out season last year, as he was the Packers’ top cornerback. Shields was only playing for a $2.023 million. Shields was an undrafted free agent in 2010...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Free agency outlook on the eve of the market opening: Green Bay Packers

Free agency is upon us! The Packers have locked up their most important re-signing by giving Sam Shields a four year deal worth $39 million, and now it’s time to fill the voids that the salary cap will allow. With the defense being the priority the Packers will likely be in the works to get at least one talented free agent to come to Titletown, and maybe more. Given that B.J. Raji...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

An In-Depth Look at 2014 Free Agency for the Green Bay Packers

Now that the Packers have wrapped up their most valuable in-house free agent by re-signing up and coming cornerback Sam Shields to a four-year deal their attention turns to the rest of the struggling Packers' defense. Reports a month ago stated that Ted Thompson was planning on breaking character somewhat during the 2014 offseason and dipping the Packers Green and Gold toes into...
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Packers: Don't Call it a Comeback

Last week it seemed as though we had seen the last of Sam Shields in a Packers uniform. Packer fans everywhere were calling general manager, Ted Thompson cheap. When news broke yesterday that the Packers were closing in on a new deal with Shields, Packer fans everywhere were likely jumping up and down like little school girls or boys when they find out they get a snow day. When those...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Ink Sam Shields to new deal

Green Bay Packers: Ink Sam Shields to new dealCornerback Sam Shields has emerged as the best corner for the Green Bay Packers over the past few seasons.  Entering this offseason, Shields was an unrestricted free agent, meaning he could sign with any team that offered him a contract.  The good news for Packers fans, Shields decided to stay in Green Bay after signing a four year...
March 09, 2014  |  1 Comment

Packers come to terms with Sam Shields before free agency.

Last week, it appeared Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields was going to hit the open market, as the two could not come to terms on a new contract. Reports now indicate that the Packers have signed Shields to a four-year deal worth $39 million. (Credit: Bleacher Report) The Packers were able to lock up Shields before free agency begins on Tuesday, and his contract will set the...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Shields will return to the Green Bay Packers

Cornerback Sam Shields and the Green Bay Packers have ended the speculation about their future together. On Sunday, it was confirmed by the Associated Press that Shields will not become a free agent after rumors surfaced that stated otherwise. Shields and the Packers agreed to a four-year, $39 million deal with a $12.5 signing bonus. The Packers secondary degenerated into one of...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Imig: Packers wise to re-sign Shields, even at that price

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It came at a higher price tag than most expected, but the Green Bay Packers just couldn't afford to lose Sam Shields. As one of the team's best defensive players on a defense that has plenty of issues to fix, not re-signing Shields would have been a step in the wrong direction. Yes, the safety position was a much bigger problem this past season than cornerback...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers re-sign CB Sam Shields

The Green Bay Packers have re-signed cornerback Sam Shields to a four-year, $39 million deal that includes a signing bonus of $12.5 million, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. A source told Schefter that Shields will earn $30 million over the first three seasons -- $15 million in the first year, $6 million in the second year, and $9 million in the third year. Last season...
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With Sam Shields Off the Free Agent Market, Who Could the Cleveland Browns Target at CB?

With CBS Sports insider Jason La Canfora reporting Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields has re-signed with his current team, the Cleveland Browns will have to look elsewhere in free agency and the 2014 NFL Draft to fill their glaring need in their secondary. In recent weeks, rumors had run rampant that Shields would be high on the Browns target list during the 2014 free agency...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Keep Shields in Key Move for Defense

The Packers re-signed a vital member of their beleaguered defense by inking Sam Shields to four-year deal. The contract details mean the Packers have plenty of money to make some more moves in free agency.
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers re-sign Sam Shields to big deal

The Green Bay Packers will keep Sam Shields in place next year as they try to revamp a beleaguered secondary. Pass defense was not exactly the Pack’s strong suit, and perhaps retaining Sam Shields will be a step in the right direction towards improving that. At least it does augment the concept of continuity on the defense. According to various media reports, Shields is getting...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Shields and the Packers come to terms on deal.

Packer fans can exhale now; Sam Shields is back. Shields, arguably Ted Thompson’s most impressive non-drafted free agent signing, will be in Green Bay for at least another four seasons. Shields was supposedly set to test free agency when the signing period starts on Tuesday, but the Packers decided to not risk letting him slip through their fingers. Shields’ contract is worth...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers reach four-year deal with Sam Shields

The Green Bay Packers and cornerback Sam Shields have reached terms on a four-year deal. Shields, 26, will receive $39 million over the course of the contract according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. As part of the deal, $12.5 million of that total will be paid via a signing bonus. He will be paid a $2.5 million salary in 2014. Shields will earn $6 million in 2015 and $9 million...
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers re-sign CB Sam Shields for $39 million

Packers CB Sam Shields re-signed with Green Bay for $39 million. The Green Bay Packers have re-signed up-and-coming cornerback Sam Shields to a 4 year, $39 million deal. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the deal includes a $12.5 million signing bonus. Shields’ agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed the deal via Twitter. That’s a lot of dough for a corner who has the talent to be...
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Shields lands a huge deal with Packers

Just a few weeks ago Sam Shields would have loved to land a 4 year deal woth 22 million, but today he landed a deal worth almost 40 million. @AdamSchefter: Packers gave CB Sam Shields a 4-year deal for $39 million, including a signing bonus $12.5 million, per source.The post Sam Shields lands a huge deal with Packers appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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