According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, The Green Bay Packers and Sam Shields will not have a deal completed in the next 10 days, meaning the cornerback will test free agency. Before this came out the Packers corner had said that he was hoping to get a deal similar to Tim Jennings of the Chicago Bears who just recently signed a deal worth 22 million for four years.
The Packers want Shields to return, but the 26-year-old instead will test the open market, according to the source.
A league source told ESPN.com earlier this week that talks had been “ongoing” between Shields and the Packers.
Shields, who played last season under a restricted free-agent tender of $2.023 million, is coming off his best season. He tied his career high with four interceptions in 14 games, including a game-changing pick in the fourth quarter of a Week 15 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
I would expect Shields to get paid more than he was originally expecting, because with the salary cap rising 5.5 million for a very solid corner in his prime is considered a steal.Do you follow the NFL Draft? If so follow NFL Draft Diamonds on Twitter and Facebook for up to date NFL Draft News, NFL Draft Projections, and NFL Draft Rankings. Jesus is the only way to Salvation