Dec 15, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields (37) throws the ball into the stands after an interception in the fourth quarter against Dallas Cowboys receiver Miles Austin (19) at AT&T Stadium. The Packers beat the Cowboys 37-36. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency 2014: Green Bay Packers sign Sam Shields to four-year, $39M deal

NFL free agency doesn’t officially open until Tuesday, but already some big names are starting to come off the market. Just hours after the Jacksonville Jaguars came to terms with free agent defensive end Red Bryant, the Green Bay Packers have also added a defensive star.

According to, the Packers have agreed to a new four-year, $39 million deal.



There was hope that the Packers would work out a deal with Shields before he hit free agency, and that appears to have happened. Had he hit the market, there were a slew of teams waiting to see if Shields liked the offers they had but the Packers scooped him back up before any tampering could happen.


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  • Vvait Fang

    Interesting idea for you … I don’t have access to the raw data to do this, but maybe you do. The Packers PR lists all the great things that Shields has done, and truth is, he’s really shone at times. But how about compiling a list of the failures of the DBs this past year? Missed tackles… long balls they allowed to be caught… Missed coverages… poor tackles that gave up extra yardage, I’m sure you can come up with more. I don’t want to blast any players, hey.. they’re pros playing against pros. But it would be interesting to compare the pros and cons (pun intended). The same could be done for other positions, but the DBs were a real problem this year.