Report: Free agent cornerback Sam Shields suspended for first two games of season

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Cornerback Sam Shields has remained a free agent since being released by the Green Bay Packers in February.

The former Pro Bowl defensive back appeared in just one game for Green Bay last season as lingering symptoms from concussions made him unable to play. While Shields continues to have a desire to return to football, there is a little incentive to sign him in the next few weeks.

According to Field Yates of ESPN.com, Shields has been suspended for the first two games of the season. While the report didn’t specify the policy violation that led to the suspension, Shields was charged with two counts of marijuana possession in January. Shields will effectively serve the suspension by not being employed for the first two weeks of the season.

Shields was named to the Pro Bowl in 2014 and has 18 career interceptions in seven seasons and 70 career games with the Packers.

4 responses to “Report: Free agent cornerback Sam Shields suspended for first two games of season

  1. In Teddy We Trust says:
    September 2, 2017 at 11:34 pm
    Could a day go by without another story about a Packer being arrested or suspended?

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    He’s not a Packer any more. He’s a free agent. He was let go because of his concussion issues, and he’d be smart to not play again.

  2. theaveragecharlie says:
    September 3, 2017 at 10:11 am

    In Teddy We Trust says:
    September 2, 2017 at 11:34 pm
    Could a day go by without another story about a Packer being arrested or suspended?

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    He’s not a Packer any more. He’s a free agent. He was let go because of his concussion issues, and he’d be smart to not play again.
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    Teddy knows all this, he just doesn’t care. He follows the same ritual every year. He’ll talk sensibly, like an actual Viking fan, when the Vikings are doing well but his actual-Viking-fan-to-purple ratio is inversely proportional to the team’s success. The worse they do, the more purple he becomes. If they win a few games early, he may visit with sanity, but only if and when that happens. Otherwise, this is what we get.

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