Packers Shields Signs RFA Tender
By Nate Woelfel
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.