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Concussion keeps Sam Shields out again this week

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 13:  Sam Shields #37 of the Green Bay Packers makes an interception on a pass intended for  Dez Bryant #88 of 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

The wait for cornerback Sam Shields‘ return from his latest concussion will continue for at least another week.

Shields has not played since getting injured in Week One and has now suffered four concussions in the last six years. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday that Shields will miss this Sunday’s game against the Giants as well.

“He’s making some improvements,” McCarthy said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “He will not be available this week.”

Shields missed four games with a concussion late last season, so his history is a concerning one as he deals with his current head injury. Shields went to see a concussion specialist last month and reports following that meeting suggested he’d be cleared eventually, although it remains unclear when that might be.

The Packers were picked apart through the air against the Lions in Week Three and the Giants will surely like to do the same to on Sunday night so they can shift the conversation about their offense away from Odell Beckham’s behavior.

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32 Responses to “Concussion keeps Sam Shields out again this week”
  1. skol4life says: Oct 6, 2016 12:06 PM

    The Packers secondary would be terrible with or without Shields. Just like the Vikings secondary looks good with or without Rhodes. It’s called coaching and depth of talent.

  2. zappo777 says: Oct 6, 2016 12:15 PM

    Packers are not playing PACKER FOOTBALL!!

  3. teal379 says: Oct 6, 2016 12:19 PM

    skol4life says:
    Oct 6, 2016 12:06 PM
    The Packers secondary would be terrible with or without Shields. Just like the Vikings secondary looks good with or without Rhodes. It’s called coaching and depth of talent.

    You do realize that since coming in as an UDFA, Sam Shields is second only to Richard Sherman for INTs – even though he’s missed over a season’s worth of games in that time?

    Shields – 18 ints in 80 games or an Int for every 5 games more or less.

    Rhodes – 3 ints in 47 games or an INT for season – more or less.

    BTW – Shields was undrafted, not a top 25 pick in the draft.

  4. slickspielman says: Oct 6, 2016 12:26 PM

    This is Sam Shields way to basically say “I dont want to be exposed by OBJ” he’ll be back week 5 getting burned like usual. I really feel bad for the kid Randall, Ted reached for him and now the fan base expects him to play like Xavier Rhodes. Randall lacks recovery speed something today’s CB’s need hence Trae Waynes interception on Rodgers and Cam.

  5. fartweasel says: Oct 6, 2016 12:26 PM

    Not a packer fan by any means, but I hope the best for this young man. Concussions at his age, with such lingering effects are perhaps a sign for him to hang it up, if he wants to play with and actually remember the names of his grand kids someday.

  6. allight59 says: Oct 6, 2016 12:26 PM

    Vikings hold OBJ to 23 yards, Packers will hold OBJ to 230 yards….

  7. shaggytoodle says: Oct 6, 2016 12:33 PM

    Get well young fella, with this being the second concussion keeping him out multiple games. I do wonder if he will lean towards retirement soon. I do hope he can pass his knowledge on to the young DBS in that secondary. They could certainly use some guidance.

  8. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 6, 2016 12:37 PM

    I hope Sam is able to get back on the field soon and that he doesn’t have lingering symptoms of these concussions. He’s a good player and the Packers can really use him, but his health has to be the primary consideration.

  9. ariani1985 says: Oct 6, 2016 12:41 PM

    good luck Sam! hope you get healthy. OBJ is going to go ape poop on that horrible defense!

  10. teal379 says: Oct 6, 2016 12:41 PM

    The biggest problem with GB’s pass defense isn’t the players but the fact Dom keeps playing them in Zone coverage.

    They all are much better press/man to man corners and the issues arise when he tells them to play zone.

  11. doe22us says: Oct 6, 2016 12:48 PM

    The way Randall has been getting toasted, if OBJ doesnt go off, i dont know what gives.

  12. mnvikes1961 says: Oct 6, 2016 1:06 PM

    Seems like a good guy- hope he’s back soon. Just don’t push it- health first.

  13. gtodriver says: Oct 6, 2016 1:13 PM

    For his own good, Sam should retire.

    He’s had a good run, but his health is much more important.

  14. ragnarthemagnificent says: Oct 6, 2016 1:31 PM

    The Fudge is going to wish the 10 run rule was enforced in the NFL after this one.

  15. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Oct 6, 2016 1:54 PM

    I miss Sam on our Packers. I hope he’s OK.
    I also miss all the posters who have vanished after talking so much trash. We know they’re not OK. We know who. You know, the stand up guys. The ones who were so looking forward to the Vikings game. And then disappeared. They kept us Packer fans going. Now we’re done. Like Sam.

  16. lindacaseauthor says: Oct 6, 2016 2:09 PM

    Take care, Sam. Don’t do anything foolish that will affect the rest of ur life. You were a really good CB in the NFL–that should be enuf for you.

  17. purpleguy says: Oct 6, 2016 2:49 PM

    Wish there was no trolling on an injury-related article — lets hope he recovers, but man 4 concussions is quite a few and it appears as if the collective impact of those makes each successive one worse.

  18. pkrlvr says: Oct 6, 2016 2:51 PM

    Ariaola, you do realize we have the best run defense in the NFL, by a long shot, right? Ranked higher than the Vikings even. At least put some thought into it…you’re barely even the worst troll on Pft anymore.

  19. Kelly's Chronicles says: Oct 6, 2016 3:34 PM

    I am a Packer fan and I want Shields to hang it up. I know our secondary needs him but life after football needs him more.

  20. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 6, 2016 3:43 PM

    He’ll end up retiring a talented player stuck on a non-contender. That’s a shame.

  21. deltaoracle says: Oct 6, 2016 4:22 PM

    Having Burnett back will help. Getting Goodson back next week will also help.

  22. lindacaseauthor says: Oct 6, 2016 4:40 PM

    I hope this talented young man makes a decision that will benefit the rest of his life. Good luck to him .

  23. stellarperformance says: Oct 6, 2016 4:59 PM

    I think it may be taking this long because he’s getting his “after football” affairs in order.

  24. The Almighty Cabbage says: Oct 6, 2016 6:17 PM

    crownofthehelmet says:
    Oct 6, 2016 3:43 PM

    He’ll end up retiring a talented player stuck on a non-contender. That’s a shame.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    You may be right; your Vikings do like to sign former Packers.

  25. jrsamps says: Oct 6, 2016 6:58 PM

    If the Giants beat the Fudgies this weekend, it would literally give the Vikings a 3 game lead in the division. GO G-MEN

  26. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 6, 2016 7:11 PM

    keep up Cabbage, I root for the most successful franchise in the history of the NFL.

  27. beerbratscheese says: Oct 6, 2016 9:58 PM

    crownofthehelmet says:
    Oct 6, 2016 7:11 PM
    keep up Cabbage, I root for the most successful franchise in the history of the NFL.
    —————————-

    Since the Pittsburgh Steelers came into existence, the Packers have won 10 championships, and three more in the twelve years before that. How many championships has your team won?

  28. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 6, 2016 10:29 PM

    The Steelers have 6 Lombardis, more than any other team in the league. Sheesh, you didn’t know that?

  29. beerbratscheese says: Oct 6, 2016 11:02 PM

    Today I learned Steelers fans don’t realize the Steelers existed before the Super Bowl era

  30. lukeshow says: Oct 6, 2016 11:42 PM

    Beer brats cheese,

    I have to jump in here. No one cares that you won a civil war era rugby match in a cow field against the Akron Nobodies. The merger made this game legit. Bragging about leather helmet era wins that we’re recorded with hieroglyphics is silly.

  31. gtodriver says: Oct 7, 2016 7:09 AM

    beerbratscheese says:

    Today I learned Steelers fans don’t realize the Steelers existed before the Super Bowl era
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Most people don’t put much stock into “Championships” won in the prehistoric era.

    Claiming a “Championship” in a season with no playoffs and your team not even winning the most games is pretty lame.

  32. beerbratscheese says: Oct 8, 2016 10:54 AM

    lukeshow says:
    Oct 6, 2016 11:42 PM
    Beer brats cheese,

    I have to jump in here. No one cares that you won a civil war era rugby match in a cow field against the Akron Nobodies. The merger made this game legit. Bragging about leather helmet era wins that we’re recorded with hieroglyphics is silly.
    ——————————

    That’s OK. You can think what you want to think. Real, actual NFL fans care more about what the NFL thinks than what you think. Guess what? The NFL gives the Packers all 13 Championships. If you don’t like it, petition the NFL. Don’t whine about how long ago they happened.

    I suppse we should dismiss all those World Series’ the Yankees won long before the Packers won their first championships as well, right?

    Also, I suppose when the NFL does expand into Europe and there’s a half dozen to a dozen more teams, we should just dismiss the current Super Bowl victories and start fresh again, right?

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