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LOS ANGELES RAMS (15-4)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DT Ndamukong Suh, S Lamarcus Joyner, OG Rodger Saffold, DE Dominique Easley, LB Matt Longacre, CB Sam Shields, DE Ethan Westbrooks, QB Sean...
Rams’ Shields fights back from concussions to 2nd Super Bowl
ATLANTA (AP) — Sam Shields is one of just four Los Angeles Rams who has played in the Super Bowl before. He finds the privilege much sweeter the second time around.
In the big game against Pittsburgh eight years ago, Shields won a ring as an undrafted rookie defensive back making plays for Green Bay. He eventually became a Pro Bowl cornerback for the Packers before a fairly innocuous tackle in the 2016 season opener derailed his life.
Back in play: Rams’ Sam Shields to face Green Bay friends
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Not many defensive backs know more about Aaron Rodgers' strengths and proclivities than Sam Shields. He went against the Green Bay Packers' superstar quarterback in practice each week for seven years while they were teammates.
"Oh yeah, it was a good competition, and we enjoyed it," Shields said Wednesday, chuckling at the memories. "He would give me the side-eye, like, 'I'm coming at you,' and things like that. It helped me, it helped him."
Rams backup cornerbacks set to step up against Vikings
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Sam Shields expects to be tested if the Los Angeles Rams do not have their two starting cornerbacks available against Minnesota on Thursday night.
"That's part of the game. Backups, hey, you gots to go at 'em," Shields said Tuesday night.
With Aqib Talib set to undergo surgery and the availability of Marcus Peters uncertain, Shields, Troy Hill and Nickell Robey-Coleman are preparing for an expected challenge from Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins.
Rams keep CB Shields and RBs Davis, Kelly in final cuts
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Tight end Temarrick Hemingway and linebacker Ejuan Price are among the players waived by the Los Angeles Rams in their final roster cutdown.
Backup running backs Justin Davis and John Kelly made the defending NFC West champions' roster Saturday.
Cornerback Sam Shields also made the roster. He hasn't played in the NFL since early in the 2016 season due to concussions.
Hemingway was a sixth-round pick in 2016, while Price was a seventh-rounder last season.
Rams Preview Capsule
LOS ANGELES RAMS (11-6)
New faces: DT Ndamukong Suh, CB Marcus Peters, CB Aqib Talib, WR Brandin Cooks, CB Sam Shields.
Key losses: LB Robert Quinn, CB Trumaine Johnson, LB Alec Ogletree, WR Sammy Watkins, WR Tavon Austin, LB Connor Barwin, offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur.
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Sam Shields thought hard about quitting football during his darkest, saddest days at home in South Florida over the past two years.
As a former undrafted free agent who became a Pro Bowl cornerback and a Super Bowl champion with Green Bay, Shields knows all about overcoming tremendous odds. Four recorded concussions and the ensuing months of agonizing headaches were a daunting obstacle to be surmounted — and moreover, he wasn't even sure if he should.
Los Angeles Rams sign former Packers’ defensive back Sam Shields
The Los Angeles Rams continued to bolster their defense on Thursday, signing former Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields and agreeing to trade for Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib.
Shields made 23 interceptions, including the playoffs, from 2010-2015 and won a Super Bowl with the Packers. But his 2016 season was cut short after one game after he sustained a concussion and he didn’t play at all in 2017.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have made another addition to their defense, bringing in former Packers starting cornerback Sam Shields.
Shields made 23 interceptions, including the playoffs, from 2010-2015. He also won a Super Bowl with the Packers. But his 2016 season was cut short after one game after he suffered a concussion and he didn't play at all in 2017.
Former Packers cornerback Sam Shields feels ‘normal,’ eyes comeback, paper reports
Former Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields wants to return to the NFL.
Shields, an undrafted free agent who signed in 2010, suffered his fifth documented concussion in the season opener in 2016. He was released after missing the rest of the season and hasn’t played since.
He has been working out in Sarasota, Florida and said he feels “normal” after battling on-going symptoms of repeated concussions and said he’s ready to make a comeback to football.
NFC North training camp capsules
GREEN BAY PACKERS (12-7)
OPEN CAMP: July 27, Ray Nitschke Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Green Bay Packers training camp capsule
GREEN BAY PACKERS (12-7)
OPEN CAMP: July 27, Ray Nitschke Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Davon House left Green Bay for two years, but his loyalties never strayed too far from the Packers.
Now he can dust off all the green-and-gold gear that he kept stowed away while playing in Jacksonville.
House has returned to Green Bay after two seasons with the Jaguars, one of the reinforcements being brought in to buttress the secondary.
Ex-Packers CB Sam Shields fined $500 in marijuana case
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Former Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields will pay a $500 fine after pleading no contest to marijuana possession.
The 29-year-old Shields changed his plea Monday after earlier pleading not guilty.
Packers release Sam Shields, cornerback hurt most of season
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have released cornerback Sam Shields, who was never cleared from the concussion protocol after getting hurt in the season opener.
A seven-year veteran, Shields joined the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Miami in 2010. He played in 80 regular-season games, having entered the 2016 season as Green Bay's top cornerback.
Packers secondary has setback with Randall’s foot injury
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Packers have added cornerback Damarious Randall to the injury report for Sunday's divisional playoff at Dallas with a foot issue, a potential setback for a secondary that has battled injuries most of the season.
Packers CB Shields pleads not guilty to possessing marijuana
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields pleaded not guilty plea Friday to marijuana possession.
Attorneys for Shields appeared on his behalf in Brown County Circuit Court. Shields was charged with two misdemeanors, possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia, after he allowed officers to search his Green Bay area home in October.
GREEN BAY — Dom Capers and Mike McCarthy insist they saw LaDarius Gunter’s emergence this season coming from the day the undrafted free agent cornerback joined the Green Bay Packers in May 2015.
Lacy and Shields out for season for Packers
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Running back Eddie Lacy and cornerback Sam Shields will stay on injured reserve for the rest of the season, with the Green Bay Packers planning to activate cornerback Makinton Dorleant from injured reserve.
Coach Mike McCarthy said on Wednesday that Dorleant, an undrafted rookie free agent, would be activated for the game Monday night at Philadelphia.
NFL teams can designate one player to come off injured reserve.
Packers down another cornerback after Randall has surgery
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — As the Green Bay Packers went back to work Tuesday after an extended break, they started to prepare for a big matchup with a diminished secondary.
Coach Mike McCarthy announced Tuesday that cornerback Damarious Randall, who had been sidelined with a groin injury, underwent surgery and is out this week.
Packers add WR Geronimo Allison, S Jermaine Whitehead
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have signed receiver Geronimo Allison and safety Jermaine Whitehead from the practice squad.
Allison and Whitehead were promoted to the active roster on Monday. They replace receiver Jared Abbrederis (quad) and safety Chris Banjo (hamstring), who were placed on injured reserve.
Packers: No easy answers at running back, cornerback as Green Bay begins prep for Bears
GREEN BAY — Mike McCarthy wishes it was simple. With two injury-ravaged positions needing help and a quick turnaround in the wake of Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys, the Green Bay Packers coach would love it if balancing the roster this week was easy.
Injured CBs active for Giants; Packers lose another CB
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Cornerbacks Eli Apple and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie are active for the New York Giants against the Packers on Sunday night, while Green Bay was without top cornerbacks Damarious Randall and Sam Shields.
Randall had a groin injury that limited him in practice all week, while Shields will miss his third straight game because of a concussion.
Second-year players Quinten Rollins and LaDarius Gunter will start at cornerback against the Giants.
Packers rule CB Sam Shields out for Vikings game
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers say Sam Shields won't play in Sunday night's game against the Minnesota Vikings after the cornerback was evaluated for a concussion this week.
The Packers initially listed Shields as doubtful on the injury report before ruling him out on Saturday. He missed practice this week while going through the NFL's concussion protocol .
Packers top CB Sam Shields doubtful for Vikings game
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have listed Sam Shields as doubtful for Sunday's game against Minnesota after the team's top cornerback was evaluated this week for a concussion.
Shields, who has been in the NFL's concussion protocol, hasn't practiced since getting hurt late in last week's season-opening win at Jacksonville.
Shields also missed four games late last season because of a concussion.
Packers running short on corners going into Vikings game
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers' roster is running short on healthy cornerbacks going into an important game this weekend at Minnesota.
Top cornerback Sam Shields remains in the NFL's concussion protocol after getting hurt late in the season-opening win over Jacksonville. Backup corner Josh Hawkins hasn't practiced yet this week because of a hamstring injury that kept him out last week, too.