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Sam Shields: Released by Green Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shields (concussion) was released by the Packers on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Shields was the first to relay the news of his release via his personal Instagram account, but the transaction had been widely anticipated for a while, as the cornerback is still recovering from a concussion suffered in Week 1 of the season. With Shields' long-term health a significant question mark and the 29-year-old due $8 million and a $500,000 workout bonus for 2017, it was an easy decision for the Packers to make him a cap casualty. Shields has stated that he wants to keep playing, but given his history with concussions, it's unclear if he'll latch on with another team.

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Packers' Sam Shields: Has not cleared concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | Special to

According to head coach Mike McCarthy, Shields has not yet passed the league's concussion protocol, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Shields suffered a concussion, the fifth of his career, in Week 1 and did not play the rest of the season. His storied past of head injuries, along with legal trouble, have Shields' future with the Packers and football in general in some question.

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Packers' Sam Shields: Concussion symptoms linger
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shields (concussion) admitted he's still experiencing concussion symptoms, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Shields appeared in just one game this season after sustaining a concussion in the season opener. While he stated he hasn't given up on playing football again, the fact he's still experiencing symptoms suggests this injury could threaten his career. Look for further updates on his health throughout the offseason.

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Packers' Sam Shields: Charged with marijuana possession
by RotoWire Staff | Special to

Shields (concussion) was charged this week with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in a court case stemming from an Oct. 19 incident, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

Shield has been on injured reserve since suffering the fifth known concussion of his career in Week 1 of this season. While that has left him unavailable, and likely contemplating retirement, Shields was found with marijuana and drug paraphernalia during an October search of his home on suspicions of drug-related activity, reports. Since Shields is involved in an ongoing legal issue, the Packers have refrained from commenting on his situation, but the cornerback is now scheduled for an April 24 plea/sentencing hearing.

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Packers' Sam Shields: Won't return this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shields (concussion) won't be activated from injured reserve before the end of the season, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Tending to the fifth known concussion of his career, Shields wasn't a prime candidate to make another appearance this season, but head coach Mike McCarthy made it official Wednesday, when rookie cornerback Makinton Dorleant (hamstring) was tabbed as the one Packer on IR to attempt a return. McCarthy also noted that Shields will use the upcoming weeks and months to determine whether retirement is the best option. "Sam needs to get healthy for himself and family," McCarthy said. "That's what the focus is with Sam right now."

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29/17/17@ ATL8:30 pm
39/24/17CIN4:25 pm
49/28/17CHI8:25 pm
510/8/17@ DAL4:25 pm
610/15/17@ MIN1:00 pm
710/22/17NO1:00 pm
Bye: Week 8
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1111/19/17BAL1:00 pm
1211/26/17@ PIT8:30 pm
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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2010Green Bay Packers142925.040200.0006
2011Green Bay Packers154542.03046817.060012
2012Green Bay Packers102823.05133210.732010
2013Green Bay Packers146151.0100430.87016
2014Green Bay Packers144033.07026231.06209
2015Green Bay Packers123937.0203155.015013
2016Green Bay Packers133.000000.0000
Kick Returns
2010Green Bay Packers142145221.54902
2011Green Bay Packers1500---000
2012Green Bay Packers1000---000
2013Green Bay Packers1400---000
2014Green Bay Packers1400---000
2015Green Bay Packers1200---000
2016Green Bay Packers100---000
Punt Returns
YearTeamGRetFCRet YdsAvgLgTD20+
2010Green Bay Packers1400-1----100
2011Green Bay Packers15000---000
2012Green Bay Packers101000.0000
2013Green Bay Packers14000---000
2014Green Bay Packers14000---000
2015Green Bay Packers12000---000
2016Green Bay Packers1000---000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2010Green Bay Packers1400000000
2011Green Bay Packers1500100000
2012Green Bay Packers1010010010
2013Green Bay Packers14000001200
2014Green Bay Packers1400000000
2015Green Bay Packers1200001010
2016Green Bay Packers100000000

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