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Report: Packers, Sam Shields talking contract

Green Bay Packers Shields celebrates scoring a touchdown on an interception against the San Francisco 49ers in their NFL NFC Divisional playoff football game in San Francisco Reuters

Cornerback Sam Shields hasn’t signed the second-round restricted free agent tender the Packers offered him this offseason and has stayed away from the team this offseason as a result.

The deadline has passed for Shields to sign with another team, but he’d like to land a long-term deal to stay in Green Bay. Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that talks about such a deal are underway.

According to the report, Shields’ agent Drew Rosenhaus is in Green Bay in hopes of hammering out a deal in time for Shields to participate in this week’s minicamp with the rest of the Packers. The minicamp, which begins on Tuesday, is mandatory for players under contract but Shields can’t be penalized since he hasn’t signed his tender for $2.023 million.

If Shields doesn’t agree to a long-term deal or sign his tender by June 17, the Packers could cut their offer to $540,000 for the 2013 season. Shields could then wait until Week 10 to sign the tender and become an unrestricted free agent after the season, but there’s been no indication that things are going to play out that way in Green Bay.

Shields has nine interceptions in 39 games for the Packers over his first three seasons.

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13 Responses to “Report: Packers, Sam Shields talking contract”
  1. jjthesportsguy says: Jun 3, 2013 2:00 PM

    This has been on the back burner all season. It’s really something the Packers need to address soon and not let it become more than an off-season news story. With 3 years in the system, Shields is a veteran in that secondary. Although, with many other young guys in the fold like Casey Hayward, Shields might not have much negotiating power.

  2. tokyosandblaster says: Jun 3, 2013 2:16 PM

    I’d say he’s behind Tillman and Williams as the best corner in the north. Pay him accordingly.

    Waaaaaay better than any of the trash in Detroit / Minny.

  3. purplepride74 says: Jun 3, 2013 2:18 PM

    That’s 9 more than Chris Cook. Shields is a nice player, I wish we had him instead of Cook.

  4. gnarlswoodson says: Jun 3, 2013 2:41 PM

    tokyosandblaster says: Jun 3, 2013 2:16 PM

    I’d say he’s behind Tillman and Williams as the best corner in the north. Pay him accordingly.

    Waaaaaay better than any of the trash in Detroit / Minny.

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    I would rather have Shields/Hayward as our starting corners than what Tramon has become.

  5. stevent92 says: Jun 3, 2013 2:54 PM

    One of the top 25 corners in the NFC North. I sincerely hope GB locks him up for a long time.

  6. filthymcnasty1 says: Jun 3, 2013 3:05 PM

    It was said late last year that Davon House will be pushing for a starting spot if he can stay healthy. The Packers are loaded at CB.

  7. bla bla bla says: Jun 3, 2013 3:23 PM

    The Packers are indeed loaded with young talent at CB. What’s needed now is another quality safety to play alongside Morgan Burnett. Nick Collins’ sad, untimely departure left an awfully big hole back there.

  8. twonis says: Jun 3, 2013 3:23 PM

    Tramon turned on the jets right when we needed him to for the SB run, but he’s kind of living on borrowed time right now. It’s a bit early to say it, but Casey Hayward could very well end up being the next Chuck Woodson in Green Bay. Shields has proven his value and it would be better to lock up a proven entity still to the front end of his NFl career than to rely on Williams and hope to coach someone up. The depth in the secondary is supposedly good but I question just how deep it really is.

    Pay the man.

  9. hansenbrothers says: Jun 3, 2013 3:24 PM

    “This has been on the back burner all season. It’s really something the Packers need to address soon and not let it become more than an off-season news story. With 3 years in the system, Shields is a veteran in that secondary. Although, with many other young guys in the fold like Casey Hayward, Shields might not have much negotiating power.”

    Disagree. Tramon isn’t what he used to be and Hayward is more of a slot guy. They need Shields.

  10. uwsptke says: Jun 3, 2013 3:32 PM

    If you look beyond the traditional stats, Shields looks even better. He graded out as one of the top CB’s.

    Shields (#3, 4.09%) and Casey Heyward (#5, 4.16%) are among the best percentages in combined First Downs/TD’s allowed per snaps played.

    Williams needs to bounce back in a big way. If these guy take another leap forward (along with House), they can’t keep Williams at a huge salary next year.

  11. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 3, 2013 3:32 PM

    Sounds like he isn’t a team player. Sign your tender and practice with your team, diva.

  12. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jun 3, 2013 3:40 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:Jun 3, 2013 3:32 PM

    Sounds like he isn’t a team player. Sign your tender and practice with your team, diva.

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    You’re the diva. He just singed his tender. Besides, shouldn’t you be worry about where jared allen is going to end up next year? Becuase it’s not going to be with your viks!

  13. deltaoracle says: Jun 3, 2013 3:40 PM

    He did, Magician. Thank you for playing, here are some lovely parting gifts, and now you can go back to daydreaming about Peterson’s abs.

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