Getting to know Packers Undrafted Free Agents Mike Pennel and Jayrone Elliott

The Packers discovered undrafted rookie free agent Sam Shields in 2010, bringing the receiver-turned-cornerback into training camp and watching him play a key role in their Super Bowl run. He kept right on developing and is now a player the Packers deemed worthy of a $39 million contract. Packers general manager Ted Thompson has had success with other undrafted free agents in successive...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers training camp report: Aug. 6

Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Practice Time: 11:45 a.m. (Total: 2 hours, 12 minutes) Movin' On Up: WR Jeff Janis / DB Micah Hyde There were two spectacular plays made in Wednesday's practice. The first came on the hands of rookie wide receiver Jeff Janis, who attempted to make up for lost time by hauling in a one-handed touchdown pass over Sam Shields. The coverage was...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Secondary seeks to redeem itself after awful season

Just because a player is paid the big bucks or drafted in the first round doesn't mean that player will do the job. The Green Bay Packers are betting that cornerback Sam Shields, on whom they lavished a $12.5 million signing bonus in March, won't backslide as safety Morgan Burnett did shortly after being handed an $8.25 million signing bonus last July. At the same time...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers training camp preview: Cornerbacks

  This is the ninth in a series of 14 previews leading up to the Green Bay Packers' July 26 start of camp. TODAY'S POSITION: CORNERBACKS Rating (1-to-10 scale): 8 Projected starters: Sam Shields, Tramon Williams Backups (asterisks indicate players expected to make the roster): *Casey Hayward, *Davon House, *Demitri Goodson, *Jarrett Bush, Antonio Dennard, Jumal Rolle, Ryan...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers CB Sam Shields ranked top-20 in the NFL

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 cornerbacks in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s CB to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 in 2014: The cornerbacks on the brink of breaking in

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 cornerbacks in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s CB to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Important Packers No. 12: Sam Shields

  Green Bay Packers beat writer Paul Imig will be analyzing the 25 most important players to the Packers' success in the 2014 season. Check back each weekday to see the latest player on the list. You can find the entire list here. NOTE: This is not a list of the team's 25 best players, but rather it's a list of which players mean the most to how Green Bay will fare this...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

From the Benches: Packers Underwear Olympics Underway

The boys are back and better than ever with a brand new show and new topics. They begin the show by discussing some news about Sam Shields, players that have shined at OTA’s, and Jordy Nelson’s comments about a contract extension. Following their news brief the guys give their opinion on if they are worried about some Packers players that are still not practicing before going...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Big contract in hand, Shields ready to be 'core player' for Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Sam Shields has accomplished a lot in his four-year NFL career, and it's hardly been through the traditional route. The most recent item added to Shields' resume is being viewed -- and paid -- as a core player with the Green Bay Packers. That distinction as a "core player" came from head coach Mike McCarthy after Tuesday's offseason practice...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Were Expected To Move Fast To Sign CB Sam Shields Had He Not Re-Upped With Packers

  Packers CB Sam Shields spoke to the media for the first time on Tuesday since he signed his new contract extension. Interestingly enough, Shields mentioned that he was set to board a flight to Cleveland right before free agency kicked off back in March. Shied’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, had been in contact with the Browns during the designated negotiating period right before...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Intriguing Packers UDFAs: Present and Future

Lonnie Ballentine, S Memphis As those who have posted with me for years know, the underdog UDFAs are the players I pull for more then any other. Of course you want that high draft pick to make an impact but seeing these last round and UDFA’s types make the practice squad, or the 53 man roster, you got to pull for them. Y ou will see them giving it all up to make the team. You see...
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Xs and Os: Phases of Man-to-Man Coverage

Cornerback Sam Shields excels at man-to-man coverage. Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers became famous while implementing the zone blitz defense. However, while in Green Bay, he has let his talented cornerbacks, mainly Tramon Williams and Sam Shields, play a lot of man-to-man coverage. This article looks at some of the basics of man-to-man pass coverage. While it’s...
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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.
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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

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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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
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