Ex-Packers CB Shields signs with Rams

Longtime Green Bay Packer and former Pro Bowl cornerback Sam Shields has signed with the Los Angeles Rams, the team announced Thursday.

Shields, 30, did not play at all in 2017 and missed all but one game in 2016 after suffering at least the fifth known concussion of his career in Week 1.

A former undrafted free agent out of Miami, Shields collected 18 interceptions and 67 passes defensed across 79 games (61 starts) over his first six NFL seasons. He made the Pro Bowl as a replacement following the 2014 campaign.

The Rams have already added two-time Pro Bowler Marcus Peters via trade this offseason as they prepare for the likely departure of pending free-agent cornerback Trumaine Johnson. Slot cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman is also set to hit free agency when it officially opens on March 14.

--Field Level Media

03/08/2018 18:33

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