1:28 PM EDT, Fri July 31, 2015

Packers by position: Linebackers

Acquisition categories: FA means free agent, D2 means second-round draft choice.. CORNERBACKS (8) Player Ht. Wt. Age Acquired College Sam Shields 5-10 193 27 FA-'10 Miami Accounted for three turnover-causing plays, down from five in 2010, '11 and '12 and from four in '13. Only tackle for loss in career came in '10. Casey Hayward 5-11 ...

2015 Most Important Packers No. 7: Sam Shields, CB

  Photo/ Sam Shields is now one of the elder statesmen in the Packers’ secondary. GREEN BAY – Even after earning himself a four-year, $39 million extension, even becoming one of the Green Bay Packers’ rags-to-riches success stories as he went from undrafted free agent to top-level cornerback, Sam Shields has never been the kind of cornerback that everyone talks about.Perhaps it’s his quiet demeanor, his relative disinterest in media interviews, or the fact that one of the team’s more popular and high-profile players, Tramon Williams, was always in the Packers’ secondary with...

2015 Most Important Packers No. 14: Casey Hayward, CB

  Photo/  Casey Hayward has had back-to-back disappointing seasons after an impressive debut in 2012. GREEN BAY – Casey Hayward’s rookie season in 2012 signaled a bright future. After two less impressive seasons – one because of injury, the other because of depth in the secondary – the time is now for the Green Bay Packers fourth-year cornerback.Not only will Hayward be given every opportunity to win the open starting cornerback spot opposite Sam Shields – an opening created when longtime starter Tramon Williams departed as a free agent in March – but Hayward is entering the...

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