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NFL Rumors: Sam Shields will test free agency

The Green Bay Packers can ill-afford to lose capable players in their secondary.

On Saturday they learned that cornerback Sam Shields will test the free agent market. From ProFootballTalk:

This confirms what the Packers suspected earlier this off-season, and there is still a chance that they will be able to sign him back as a free agent.

The other teams around the league could look at things two ways. On the one hand, Shields was one of a number of members of the Packers defense that got burned again and again over the course of the 2013 season. On the other hand, one could argue that he was a quality player on a defense that did not have enough quality pieces.

It will be interesting to see how Shields’ market shapes up and if a return to Green Bay is in the cards.

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