Shields (concussion) is listed as active Saturday in Arizona, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Active status implies that Shields has been cleared from the concussion protocol. When compounded with the healthy scratch of rookie cornerback LaDarius Gunter, Shields appears poised to take on a significant workload, though Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com warned earlier Saturday that the veteran corner may be contained to a limited role.
Shields (concussion) is listed as questionable for Saturday's playoff game against the Cardinals, ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports. Shields has been a limited participant throughout practice this week, although there still hasn't been a report that he's cleared the league's concussion protocol. If he's unable to do so prior to Saturday night's kickoff, the Packers will be forced into a fifth straight game without their top cornerback. In that situation, promising rookie Damarious Randall would figure to receive another start.
Shields (concussion) was limited in practice Wednesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. In the portion of Wednesday's drills open to the media, Shields handled most of the reps during a jog-through, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, yet the cornerback remains in the concussion protocol. With kickoff arriving on Saturday evening at 8:15 PM ET, time is running out to receive clearance from an independent neurologist. However, the aforementioned activity level provides a glimmer of hope that Shields is approaching his first game action since Week 14 against the Cowboys.
Shields (concussion) is ruled out for Sunday's playoff game against Washington. Shields was doubtful going into Saturday, so his status change confirmed an outcome that was expected all along. Shields' absence is good news for Kirk Cousins and the Washington wideouts.
Shields (concussion) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's playoff game versus the Redskins. Shields still hasn't cleared the league's concussion protocol, so he's likely to miss a fourth straight game. As a result, rookie Damarious Randall should see another start in Shields' absence.