Nate Woelfel

Packers Shields Signs RFA Tender

Created on Jun. 03, 2013 6:29 PM EST

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. 

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