Sam Shields signs his Packers RFA tender

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With a long-term deal possibly in the offing, Packers defensive back Sam Shields has made the first move toward multi-year security.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Shields has signed his one-year restricted free agency tender.

He’s now under contract through 2013, at a salary of $2.023 million.

Undrafted in 2010, Shields had been tendered at the second-round level.  Absent a long-term deal, he’ll be eligible for unrestricted free agency next year.

16 responses to “Sam Shields signs his Packers RFA tender

  1. Obviously he was going to sign the tender. The Packers get 1 more year to see if he’ll pan out, and Shields gets 1 year to prove he will, to either the Packers or another team. Win for both parties….

  2. Glad that’s resolved. To me Shields is a rather maddening player. There are times when he looks like an all-pro. But there are other times when he trusts his speed too much, gets caught up looking at the QB, and lets his man get ten yards behind him. I’m hoping that the gambling tendencies of everyone in the D Backfield will be lowered a bit now that they won’t be trying to play like Woodson. The defensive coaches need to haul on the reins this season, at least unless the pass rush improves without a lot of blitzing.

  3. ponderthedumpoffking says:Jun 3, 2013 3:53 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.

    Ooops.

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    Not the first time rick was wrong, won’t be the last. Sadly.

  4. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 3, 2013 4:08 PM

    You’re welcome, Packer fans. Obviously, Shields saw my comment and was shamed into signing the tender.

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    After half a century of ineptitude and futility, maybe you could shame your team into finally winning a Superbowl.

  5. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 3, 2013 4:08 PM

    You’re welcome, Packer fans. Obviously, Shields saw my comment and was shamed into signing the tender.
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    Alright, this one actually made me laugh.

  6. Shields had one card to play during OTAs and he played it. It would have been a surprise had he not held out a little bit. You at least see if you can’t get some kind of offer. I bet he is signed before the year is over.

  7. Had football’s sleaziest agent, Drew Rosenhaus, made an appearance at Lambeau? Packer fans have learned to loathe Drew after the Mike McKenzie and Javon Walker messes.

  8. Desperation move. TT can’t let mediocre players go w/out having a hoarding zap of impulse shoot through his sciatica. Keep kicking that empty can of Frito Cheese Dip down the road losers.
    Nothing will slow the decline.

  9. I wouldn’t be mad if we Let Tramon go and kept Shields – Sam has actually stepped up, improved his game since he’s entered the league, improved his tackling – everything.

    Tramon …improved at running away from physical play, smh.

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