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Big-money NFL veterans who could be on the chopping block

The 2017 free-agent market will soon be infused with a bunch of aged and often-injured players who have been released by NFL teams for salary cap reasons. The Green Bay Packers have already released cornerback Sam Shields and tailback James Stark, and the Indianapolis Colts have parted ways with...
Acme Packing Company Feb 12, 2017
Reliving the Top Moments of Sam Shields’ Packers Career

Reliving the Top Moments of Sam Shields’ Packers Career

With the veteran Packers cornerback being released last week, we look back at some of his best moments. Earlier this week the Green Bay Packers made the difficult decision to part ways with cornerback Sam Shields. In his seven years with Green Bay, Shields built a reputation as an explosive cornerback whose presence was notably missed on the field for most of this year. As an undrafted free agent, Shields stepped into Green Bay in 2010 and became a vital contributor to the Packers defense by helping the team to several winning seasons. For that Green Bay will always be grateful. As a fan,...

Green Bay Packers’ biggest offseason need lies in the pass rush, not at cornerback

The Green Bay Packers finished 31st in pass defense last year and struggled mightily in the secondary without Sam Shields and with underwhelming play from Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins. But with multiple free agents looming at the position along with an aging star, Ted Thompson will need to address the pass rush first if […] Green Bay Packers’ biggest offseason need lies in the pass rush, not at cornerback - Lombardi Ave - Lombardi Ave - A Green Bay Packers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
FOX Sports Feb 12, 2017
Green Bay Packers' biggest offseason need lies in the pass rush, not at cornerback

Green Bay Packers' biggest offseason need lies in the pass rush, not at cornerback

The Green Bay Packers finished 31st in pass defense last year and struggled mightily in the secondary without Sam Shields and with underwhelming play from Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins. But with multiple free agents looming at the position along with an aging star, Ted Thompson will need t...
Acme Packing Company Feb 9, 2017
NFL Mock Draft 2017: Edge rusher, CB, and RB the top picks for Packers

NFL Mock Draft 2017: Edge rusher, CB, and RB the top picks for Packers

Draftniks really like a couple of positions for the Packers in round one of the 2017 Draft, but they absolutely LOVE projecting Pac-12 players to Green Bay. The Green Bay Packers have a handful of significant needs for this offseason. To be sure, the cornerback and edge rusher positions are critical, with both of Mike McCarthy’s “premier” defensive positions facing question marks in some significant manner. At corner, the Packers just cut Sam Shields and have Micah Hyde set to hit free agency. Among their top four pass-rushers, only Clay Matthews is under contract for 2017. And...

Green Bay Packers have cap room to burn following Sam Shields release

If the Green Bay Packers are ever going to become bigger free agency players under Ted Thompson, this might be the year. While Thompson usually opts to spend March fine tuning his draft preparation rather than signing outside free agents, multiple reports surfaced in January suggesting the Packers may approach free agency with rare aggression. NFL […] Green Bay Packers have cap room to burn following Sam Shields release - Lombardi Ave - Lombardi Ave - A Green Bay Packers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
FOX Sports Feb 9, 2017
Green Bay Packers have cap room to burn following Sam Shields release

Green Bay Packers have cap room to burn following Sam Shields release

If the Green Bay Packers are ever going to become bigger free agency players under Ted Thompson, this might be the year.While Thompson usually opts to spend March fine tuning his draft preparation rather than signing outside free agents, multiple reports surfaced in Januarysuggesting the Packers m...
Acme Packing Company Feb 9, 2017
Packers 2016 Cornerback Acquisitions: Undrafted rookies had virtually no impact

Packers 2016 Cornerback Acquisitions: Undrafted rookies had virtually no impact

There was very little shown this year from the new cornerbacks other than promise. Acme Packing Company continues the examination of the Green Bay Packers’ 2016 roster. Each day over the next two weeks, we will break down a different position on the roster with examinations of the players on the 53-man roster in 2016, the contributions of new additions and players who signed new contracts, and players who have contracts expiring this offseason. The Green Bay Packers came into 2016 feeling very secure at the cornerback position after watching Sam Shields and two young rookies lead them to...

Green Bay Packers save $9 million on 2017 cap by releasing Sam Shields

The Green Bay Packers officially released defensive back Sam Shields on Wednesday; Shields announced the news on his Instagram account. The #Packers are releasing CB Sam Shields, who apparently said goodbye in this Instagram post pic.twitter.com/WP2tutV2as — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 8, 2017 The cornerback played in the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but […] Green Bay Packers save $9 million on 2017 cap by releasing Sam Shields - Lombardi Ave - Lombardi Ave - A Green Bay Packers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
FOX Sports Feb 9, 2017
Green Bay Packers save $9 million on 2017 cap by releasing Sam Shields

Green Bay Packers save $9 million on 2017 cap by releasing Sam Shields

The Green Bay Packers officially released defensive back Sam Shields on Wednesday; Shields announced the news on his Instagram account.https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/829343960611033089The cornerback played in the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but suffered his fifth docum...
Acme Packing Company Feb 9, 2017
Packers 2016 Cornerback Grades: Young players fell far below high expectations

Packers 2016 Cornerback Grades: Young players fell far below high expectations

The loss of Sam Shields left a young cornerback group rudderless without a veteran leader. Acme Packing Company continues the examination of the Green Bay Packers’ 2016 roster. Each day over the next two weeks, we will break down a different position on the roster with examinations of the players on the 53-man roster in 2016, the contributions of new additions and players who signed new contracts, and players who have contracts expiring this offseason. The Packers cornerbacks were one of the shining spots of the 2015 team, but one of the toughest places on the 2016 roster. Sam Shields...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 9, 2017
Sam Shields' Packers departure raises concussion questions for Lions, NFL

Sam Shields' Packers departure raises concussion questions for Lions, NFL

Sam Shields spent 18 games in the NFL's concussion protocol before he was released by a Packers team that badly needed his veteran CB presence. It raises questions for the NFL ,the Lions and for Travis Swanson.
Acme Packing Company Feb 9, 2017
Cheese Curds, 2/9: Assessing Packers' cornerbacks and free agency plans after Shields' release

Cheese Curds, 2/9: Assessing Packers' cornerbacks and free agency plans after Shields' release

Green Bay has the flexibility to make some waves in the free agent market, but good veteran help at corner will likely be expensive. Perhaps no position on the Green Bay Packers' roster is in as much flux and faces as much uncertainty at this point as cornerback. The team just released veteran Sam Shields on Wednesday, and Micah Hyde is scheduled to hit the free agent market in March. That leaves a lot of youth on the roster - youth which did not do much to impress in 2016 when thrust into significant roles. Of course, the only way to bring a veteran presence into the room would be to sign...

Green Bay Packers: Replacing Sam Shields is offseason priority number one

Sam Shields‘ departure is jarring, yet unsurprising. A career plagued with injuries forced the Green Bay Packers’ hand, who must now replace their talented cornerback. The moment Shields went down for the year in Jacksonville last September, the Packers secondary stood before a mountain they never had a shot of climbing. Despite their selection in […] Green Bay Packers: Replacing Sam Shields is offseason priority number one - Lombardi Ave - Lombardi Ave - A Green Bay Packers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
FOX Sports Feb 9, 2017
Green Bay Packers: Replacing Sam Shields is offseason priority number one

Green Bay Packers: Replacing Sam Shields is offseason priority number one

Sam Shields' departure is jarring, yet unsurprising. A career plagued with injuries forced the Green Bay Packers' hand, who must now replace their talented cornerback.The moment Shields went down for the year in Jacksonville last September, the Packers secondary stood before a mountain t...

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