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Sam Shields out for Sunday night

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 13:  Sam Shields #37 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates with  Datone Jones #95 and  Damarious Randall #23 after making an interception against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter at Lambeau Field on December 13, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Getty Images

Originally listed as doubtful for Sunday night’s game at Minnesota with a concussion, Packers cornerback Sam Shields officially will miss the game.

Shields has been downgraded to out, after not making the trip to Minneapolis for the first regular-season game to be played at U.S. Bank Stadium.

As noted by Ryan Wood of USA Today, the fifth documented concussion of Shields’ career came on what seemed to be a routine hit last Sunday against the Jaguars.  The circumstances suggest that, if the concussions continue, Shields at some point may have to make a tough decision about his football future.

With Shields out, the Packers have three true cornerbacks, as explained earlier in the week by Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Damarious Randall, Quinten Rollins, and Ladarius Gunter. Safety Micah Hyde plays cornerback, too, covering receivers lined up in the slot.

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15 Responses to “Sam Shields out for Sunday night”
  1. stellarperformance says: Sep 17, 2016 8:20 PM

    I feel like Rollins is going to have a huge breakout game.

  2. aypeeswhippingstick says: Sep 17, 2016 8:26 PM

    Next to wide receiver, corner’s probably the deepest position on the team. I’d take our depth over Minnesota’s. At least we’re not playing a corner who’ll be collecting social security in two years!

  3. cheeseisfattening says: Sep 17, 2016 8:43 PM

    Sam Shields gets to stay back in Green Bay and play video games in the WR meeting room. I bet he is pumped about that.

  4. skol4life says: Sep 17, 2016 8:46 PM

    I feel like Rollins will be broken by Adrian Pederson

  5. richbiatch says: Sep 17, 2016 8:48 PM

    Doesn’t matter. Vikings lose by 10. Nelson 7 catches 137 yards 2 tds. Bradford out by the second play and peterson gets killed by the 1st overall run defense in 2016.

  6. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 17, 2016 8:59 PM

    Waynes will lock down Nelson. Rhodes being out is important, but not game breaking.

    Vikes “social security collecting” CB is as good as anyone on Green Bay who will play tomorrow night.

  7. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Sep 17, 2016 10:21 PM

    The worst part of it is that he has to stay back here, and in Green Bay.

  8. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Sep 17, 2016 10:26 PM

    At least Sam won’t be a defector this weekend. We have to watch out for that around here.

  9. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Sep 17, 2016 10:28 PM

    Sam has a choice to make tonight. Applebee’s, or Applebee’s West.

  10. contra74 says: Sep 17, 2016 10:55 PM

    The cheeseheads didn’t need another excuse for losing the game.

    Now they have an extra one.

  11. philcodean says: Sep 17, 2016 11:44 PM

    Pack will be just fine in their secondary tomorrow night. This game is an excellent opportunity for these young CBs to continue to grow into the position. Loaded with athleticism which will be on display….can’t hope for any better when your #1 CB is inactive. Pack 27 – Vikings 17

  12. qoojo says: Sep 18, 2016 2:52 AM

    I think he should retire. It looked like a routine tackle, and he ended up with a concussion. That’s one of the warning signs that players are pushing it. It gets easier and easier to get a concussion. It’s just a game after all.

  13. randalpnaditch says: Sep 18, 2016 4:49 AM

    This just in, Bradford tears rotator cuff and breaks humerus shutting off alarm clock

  14. packsupersoldier says: Sep 18, 2016 11:43 AM

    Shields should retire. I just wish Hawkins was ready to make his debut.

  15. axespray says: Sep 18, 2016 12:00 PM

    What was routine about that tackle?

    The freaking runningback bounced up in the air and landed on the back of the guy’s neck/head area.

    I thought it was Nick Collins all over again, it’d be nice if these big runningbacks would quit with that hurdling crap.

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