Sam Shields visiting Rams and Browns, as he hopes to resume career

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Former Packers cornerback Sam Shields hasn’t played in nearly two years, but he’s not ready to give up.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Shields wants to resume his career and is visiting the Browns as he begins checking with teams.

Shields’ last game was in Week One in 2016, when he suffered a concussion that eventually landed him on injured reserve.

The Packers released him last February, and he served a two-game suspension while not playing after he was busted for marijuana possession.

Shields has said he wants to continue playing, but it might be hard to convince a team to take a chance on him, given his medical file.

UPDATE 3:28 p.m. ET: According to Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Shields is also visiting the Rams tomorrow, before going to Cleveland later this week.

21 responses to “Sam Shields visiting Rams and Browns, as he hopes to resume career

  1. I love Sam Shields. When GB won the Super Bowl, with him contributing as a rookie, he went out and got a GB tattoo on his neck. He has admitted if he has one more concussion, he is done. Better to just hang it up Sam, having spent your whole career on the team that picked you up as an undrafted guy and developed you into a very good cover corner.

  2. I wish him well, but also sincerely hope he doesn’t regret this decision in 20 years.

  3. I think it was Cohen that interviewed Shields recently and he was excited about a potential comeback. But Shields also admitted that one more concussion would for sure end his career. It’s just not worth it for either side.

  4. I was at the game when he got that concussion. Went down right in front of me. Still can’t believe he got a concussion from that. We thought maybe his leg was hurt or a knee. Very weird.

  5. Helluva CB when he was healthy. Not an outstanding physical specimen but he had a very good sense of where the ball was and defensed a lot of passes thrown his way. And he had good speed.
    But the serious concussions he had can’t be overlooked. If some team signs him again and he ends up in the same position – out with another concussion,…….. then it’s on the team. Stay retired Sam. You have a full life to live yet.

  6. I honestly don’t understand his motivation.
    He had a really nice, albeit short, NFL career.

    He’s an NFL Champion and parlayed a few stellar seasons into a significant payday.
    Earned it, whether the contract had to be cut short or not.

    When your dealing with significant brain trauma, it just ain’t worth it.
    Hoping the best for Sam, but I would just wish he’d reconsider this course of action.

  7. The bulk of the Super Bowl XLV defense;

    Ryan Pickett
    BJ Raji
    Cullen Jenkns
    Clay Matthews
    Charles Woodson
    Tramon Williams
    Sam Shields
    Nick Collins

    Small wonder the Packers are such a shambles now…

  8. aarons444 says:
    March 5, 2018 at 5:17 pm
    Small wonder the Packers are such a shambles now…
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    When the training camps have ended and the last preseason power rankings come out prior to Opening Day, I’ll bet the Packers are rated ahead of the Vikings. Do you want that bet?

  9. stella says:

    When the training camps have ended and the last preseason power rankings come out prior to Opening Day, I’ll bet the Packers are rated ahead of the Vikings. Do you want that bet?
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    congratulations on your off season championship

  10. stellarperformance says:
    March 5, 2018 at 6:04 pm
    aarons444 says:
    March 5, 2018 at 5:17 pm
    Small wonder the Packers are such a shambles now…
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    When the training camps have ended and the last preseason power rankings come out prior to Opening Day, I’ll bet the Packers are rated ahead of the Vikings. Do you want that bet?

    ///////////////////////

    Just cant keep the Vikings out of your mind. Okay I bet you one gazillion dollars the Vikings break your heart again this year. Your jealousy of the Vikings is showing.

  11. flviking says:
    March 5, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    “Your jealousy of the Vikings is showing.”

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    Lol. Just what exactly does anyone have to be jealous of the Vikings?

    It never ceases to amaze me how deluded many Vikings fans are in their self-estimation. Word of advice: Win at least one Super Bowl instead of losing four, and then we’ll consider if the Vikings are worth being envious of,that is,at least for a brief second before shaking our heads with a chuckle and then moving along.

  12. aarons444 says:
    March 5, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    The bulk of the Super Bowl XLV defense;
    Ryan Pickett
    BJ Raji
    Cullen Jenkns
    Clay Matthews
    Charles Woodson
    Tramon Williams
    Sam Shields
    Nick Collins
    Small wonder the Packers are such a shambles now…
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    Are you saying was difficult for the GB secondary to absorb career-ending (interrupting) injury to an ALL-Pro player in his prime, twice (Collins, Shields)?

    While BJ Raji was special for two seasons, Mike Daniels is better than any other linemen on the list. And I’ll allow that Capers defense was a shambles without a shutdown corner, and opine that Shields injury ended up ruining Randall’s confidence.

    The hero of 2010 was Howard Green.

  13. Small wonder the Packers are such a shambles now…
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    When the training camps have ended and the last preseason power rankings come out prior to Opening Day, I’ll bet the Packers are rated ahead of the Vikings. Do you want that bet
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    Poor Stella. She’s reduced to picking fights with fellow Packers fans now?

    You know, I wish everyone on here was forced to show a picture of themselves in order to post. That way it would be easy to just not even bother responding.

    My guess is that in real life Stella is the cliff clavin type that nobody can stand.

  14. Are you saying was difficult for the GB secondary to absorb career-ending (interrupting) injury to an ALL-Pro player in his prime, twice (Collins, Shields)?
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    Yes.

    As well as indicting the people responsible for assembling the Packers roster.

  15. Stella

    Picking fights with honest Packer fans is not a good look for a supposed Packer fan.

    But it has always been hard to make a silk purse out of a how’s ear.

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