Packers officially announce new deal with CB Sam Shields

2014-03-11T04:25:00Z Packers officially announce new deal with CB Sam ShieldsThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 11, 2014 4:25 am  • 

GREEN BAY — The Packers have officially announced the re-signing of Sam Shields, who would have been one of the top cornerbacks available this offseason in free agency.

General manager Ted Thompson made it official in a statement Monday. The undrafted rookie in 2010 out of Miami started 14 games last season with 61 tackles, four interceptions and 16 passes defended.

Shields agreed to a four-year deal worth $39 million with a $12.5 million signing bonus. He has combined with Tramon Williams to form a solid cornerback tandem for Green Bay.

Shields posted on Twitter that he signed the deal Monday, but that this was "only the beginning."

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  1. adamman
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    adamman - March 11, 2014 6:51 am
    I'm surprised he got that much from the Pack. Peter King on MMQB (Sports Illustrated) yesterday termed Shields as "pedestrian". I hope TT turns out to be right.
    Now, what is he going to do about the safety position and improving the linebacker group?

    GO GREEN BAY BADGERS!

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