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Draft Scout Sam Shields News
02/08/17 - CB Sam Shields was released by the Packers on Wednesday after the seven-year veteran spent nearly the entire 2016 season in the NFL's concussion protocol. Shields, 29, suffered a concussion in the season opener against the Jaguars and missed the final 15 regular-season games and the team's three playoff contests. It was Shields' fifth documented concussion in his NFL career and Packers coach Mike McCarthy said at the postseason news conference last month that Shields still had not cleared concussion protocol.
11/23/16 - CB Sam Shields also was ruled out by head coach Mike McCarthy for the remainder of the season. The veteran starter has been on injured reserve after he sustained a concussion near the end of the season-opening win at the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 11.
10/19/16 - CB Sam Shields was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. The team's top cornerback has been sidelined since suffering a concussion toward the end of the Week 1 win at the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 11.
10/18/16 - CB Sam Shields (concussion) has been ruled out of Thursday's game against Chicago. Shields has missed the team's last four contests.
10/17/16 - CB Sam Shields has missed the last four games because of a concussion. Shields' status for the Thursday night game against the Bears is up in the air.