Former Green Bay Packers cornerback and current free agent Sam Shields is hoping to get another shot at playing in the NFL after a string of concussions kept him out of the NFL since the 2016 season opener.
Shields, 30, couldn’t find a team in 2017 but he is keeping his hopes alive that he can find an opportunity in free agency this offseason so he can resume his NFL career, according to Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
At one point during his career, Shields, an undrafted free agent, was Green Bay’s #1 corner and even signed agreed to a four-year, $39M contract back in 2014.
Shields played 62 games in Green Bay, hauling in 18 interceptions and earning a Pro Bowl honor in 2014.
Packers Activate Aaron Jones
The Green Bay Packers have activated running back Aaron Jones from the suspended list earlier this week, according to an official team announcement.
In a corresponding move, the Packers waived cornerback Deante Burton.
Jones, 23, was suspended for two games by the league for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy after an October 2017 arrest..
Packers’ Aaron Rodgers Expected to Play Week 2
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had an injury scare during Sunday night’s comeback win over the Chicago Bears, but he is expected to play in Week 2, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.
Rodgers, who crumbled to the ground with a knee injury during the first half of action, re-entered Sunday’s game with sporting an air cast that is typically associated with knee sprains, and he will undergo further testing on the knee this week.
Packers Sign Korey Toomer
Toomer, a former 2012 fifth round draft pick of the Seattle Seahawks who has played primarily special teams during his career, signed a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers back in April of this year but was cut during final cuts this weekend.
In a corresponding move, Green Bay placed wide receiver Jake Kumerow on injured reserve
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