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Packers Shields Signs RFA Tender

By Nate Woelfel



Cornerback Sam Shields signed his RFA tender with the Packers on Monday and is expected to participate in minicamp on Tuesday. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Cornerback Sam Shields signed his RFA tender with the Packers on Monday and is expected to participate in minicamp on Tuesday. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

With mandatory mini-camp just hours away, Drew Rosenhaus, the agent for Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields, met with the Packers Monday to discuss the state of Shields’ contract.

Though nothing long-term was established, a short-term decision was made. According to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Shields, a restricted free agent, inked a tender, worth a reported $2.023 million and will remain with the team through the completion of the 2013 season, when he is set to become an unrestricted free agent.

Shields, who was a no-show at OTA’s, is expected to participate in the three-day minicamp which is set to begin on Tuesday.

The third-year man out of Miami (Fla.) has appeared in 46 games for the Packers, including seven playoff contests. While he has made marked progress in his development as a player, Shields finds himself in the middle of a battle for one of the most highly contested positions on the roster in Green Bay.

After going undrafted in 2010, Shields has racked up 127 combined tackles in his three-year professional career to go along with 11 interceptions and two forced fumbles.