Report: Sam Shields, Packers in “ongoing” negotiations

AP

The 32 NFL teams spend their time in Indianapolis during the NFL Scouting Combine analyzing and interviewing prospects to add to their rosters in May.

They also spend time meeting with agents to discuss contracts for their pending free agents ahead of the start of free agency. Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports that the Packers did just that with Drew Rosenhaus, who represents cornerback Sam Shields.

Per Demovsky, no deal is considered imminent but the two sides are engaged in “ongoing” negotiations designed to keep Shields in Green Bay for the long term. Shields was a restricted free agent last year and made $2.023 million after being tendered by the Packers. He intercepted four passes in 14 games, but was forced out of the team’s playoff loss to the 49ers by a knee injury.

That injury isn’t expected to have any lasting impact into next season, which would leave Shields with a clear path to retaining his starting job and place as one of the Packers’ best defenders. General Manager Ted Thompson hasn’t ruled out using the franchise tag on Shields, but the team would surely prefer to avoid the $11 million price tag while Shields likely would prefer a long-term deal to a one-year contract.

21 responses to “Report: Sam Shields, Packers in “ongoing” negotiations

  1. Pay the man. We’ve got 28+M in cap, front load him to keep his cap number low after ’14. Starting calibre CB’s with a 4.32 40 time don’t grow on trees.

  2. In large part the delay is because TT had to have a minion run over to the local Applebees to get a booster seat for Sam so he could be seen at the bargaining table.

  3. Hayward and Shields will be the 2 main guys going forward, I also look forward to Hyde seeing if he can develope. I would like to see them invest a 1st pick in Pryor or Clinton-Dix.

    If both happen to be gone I would settle for the best player on D available even if it is Stephen Gilbert.

  4. About six days ago I was shoveling two tons of snow and ice out of the end of my driveway, the latest greeting card from our winter from hell. A pickup truck with Minnesota plates and a plow on it went by, then stopped and backed up. Although I had my Packer hat on and hadn’t even looked at the guy, he honked, waved me out of the way, plowed out the snow, shook his head as I started to pull out my wallet, and just took off.
    Consequently, I will have no snide remarks to make about the Vikings.
    Until after the draft.
    God bless wonderful Minnesotans!
    And the Pack will sign Shields, even though he still peeks into the backfield too much when in man coverage.

  5. People want to bash TT for not spending money in FA, but as of late he has some solid players he has needed to keep around and he will continue to do so next year with Nelson and Cobb.

  6. Hey Sammy, can you negotiate how to get out of the first round of the nfl playoffs? 5 straight years of one and done. Lol

    #thankheavensforgreenbaychokingathome

  7. Who cares? Sign him or don’t. He’s a journeyman level talent, but that get’s a big contract in Green Bay. Just look at Clay Matthews. He’s the chunky soup guy now. Good for him. I even saw that offensive stud Kuhn on one of those commercials. Man, the Green Bay Packers are pretty cool.

  8. Ever notice how Viking fans come out in full force beating their chests in the offseason yet disappear when the rest of the leagues fans have the last laugh once the season begins?

  9. Goin’ look good in purple. Shield deserves top cornerback money. Thompson will give him top backup-cornerback money. Ziggy will open up the paycheck.

    Rhodes and Shields shut down Rodgers. Get used to that headline.

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