Posts tagged Sam Shields

Shields Will Be One Of League’s Top Corners

In some circles — namely, mine — Green Bay Packers rookie cornerback Sam Shields has already been labeled a future starter with the potential to be a star. Shields, who has tremendous speed, has improved by leaps and bounds since coming to the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Miami, where he played […]

Sam Shields Is Packers Kick Returner… For Now

One of the more interesting developments to come out of the Green Bay Packers mauling of the Dallas Cowboys was cornerback Sam Shields taking over as the Packers kick returner. The team has been looking for a reliable kick returner all season. Receiver Jordy Nelson, who was given first crack at the job, had some […]

McCarthy On Al Harris’ Release

Veteran cornerback Al Harris can still play, but he didn’t fit into the Green Bay Packers plans. That was the message from coach Mike McCarthy after the Packers released Harris, on Monday. “We made a decision based on the overall depth and future of our roster. A number of different variables went into that decision,” […]

Packers Release Al Harris

It’s somewhat surprising it ended like this, but the Green Bay Packers have released cornerback Al Harris, a move first reported by Jason Wilde. Harris, who suffered a major knee injury last November, has been on the physically unable to perform list throughout the season. The Packers had to make a decision on whether to […]

Harris And Bigby Will Return, May Play This Week

The Green Bay Packers will get cornerback Al Harris, safety Atari Bigby and running back James Starks back this week. All three players have been on the physically unable to perform list since the beginning of the season and this week is the first they are eligible to return to practice. Coach Mike McCarthy said […]

Rodgers, Matthews, Pickett Held Out, Shields Returns

As expected, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (concussion), linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring) and defensive end Ryan Pickett (ankle) didn’t practice on Wednesday. Rodgers has a shot at playing against Miami this weekend if he passes a battery of tests to see if he’s fully recovered from the concussion he suffered against Washington. Matthews also […]

Injury Replacements: Who To Be Worried About

If you haven’t heard that the Green Bay Packers have a shitload of injuries, well… then get the hell out of here. The Packers will be down four week one starters against the Redskins this week — five, if you count linebacker Brandon Chillar and six, if you count cornerback Sam Shields. Those players are […]

Nick Collins “Not Optimistic” About Knee

Add safety Nick Collins to the Green Bay Packers growing list of injury concerns. Collins missed Wednesday’s practice with a knee strain and said he’s not optimistic about playing against the Redskins on Sunday, according to Kareem Copeland. “I’m doing the best I can to get ready for Sunday,” Collins said. “Just trying to strengthen […]

Chillar Out, Shields Doubtful For Lions

The Green Bay Packers will be without linebacker Brandon Chillar, who has an injured shoulder, against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, while cornerback Sam Shields is doubtful with a calf injury and not expected to play. You know what that means! Actually, in one case you do — A.J. Hawk will take the bulk of […]

Predictons: Packers vs. Bears

Steffen: It’s hard for me to say this, but I think Packer nation just has to accept it — the Chicago Bears are better than they were last year. They are a different, more confident team. They are playing faster on a defense that features a refurbished Brian Urlacher and the freakish abilities of Julius […]

Whitt Makes It Clear: Shields Is Nickel Back

There was some speculation about what would happen to Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields when Brandon Underwood returns from a shoulder injury. Underwood was the nickel back before he got injured in the third preseason game. Shields has filled that role since. On Monday, cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt made the situation clear. “If Brandon […]

Packers Not Exactly Dominant In Season-Opening Win

Kevin Kolb

Maybe it’s time to table the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl talk for a bit. The defense, led by linebacker Clay Matthews, was the biggest reason the Packers were able to escape Philadelphia with a 27-20 win over the Eagles. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense wasn’t close to firing on all cylinders, but […]

Underwood Out, Neal And Bishop May Not Go Sunday

The Friday injury report essentially determines who will play and who won’t on Sunday in the NFL. For the Green Bay Packers, cornerback Brandon Underwood has officially been ruled out and defensive end Mike Neal and linebacker Desmond Bishop are questionable. The good news is the Packers will have all their starters on the field. […]

Nelson, Williams The Packers Primary Returners

The Green Bay Packers will go into their week one game with the Philadelphia Eagles with receiver Jordy Nelson and cornerback Tramon Williams as their primary return men after cutting safety Will Blackmon, Saturday. Nelson will return kicks and Williams will return punts. Running back Brandon Jackson will also be in the mix as a […]

Al Harris Will Open Season On PUP List

Green Bay Packers cornerback Al Harris will start the season on the physically unable to perform list, according to coach Mike McCarthy. The move means Harris, who hasn’t practiced this preseason while he recovers from a serious knee injury, won’t be available to the Packers for the first six weeks of the season. “Al Harris […]

Shields Playing Nickel, Lee In Danger Of Getting Cut

Undrafted free agent cornerback Sam Shields looks like he’s just about locked up a roster spot on the Green Bay Packers. Pat Lee, a former second-round pick, looks like he’s in danger of getting cut. Shields served as the Packers nickel cornerback during Sunday’s practice. While some sources have suggested he could soon be taking […]

Observations From Packers 59-24 Victory Over Colts

Peyton Manning

The Green Bay Packers offense is potent, we knew that, but in their longest outing of the preseason against last year’s AFC champs, they put any doubts to rest. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who I have a hard time believing isn’t on his way to becoming the best player in the NFL, cut up the Colts […]

The End Of Jarrett Bush?

We’ve been waiting for it for three years, but the end of cornerback Jarrett Bush as a member of the Green Bay Packers appears to be getting closer. As we’ve documented many times, Bush is a liability on defense. What’s kept him on the team thus far is his play on special teams. A few […]

Packers Veterans Who May Be In Trouble

At the end of every summer, the Green Bay Packers end up cutting a couple veteran players whose release comes as a surprise. Last year, it was receiver Ruvell Martin and safety Anthony Smith. Here’s a list of several players who could potentially be on that list this year. Justin Harrell, defensive tackle — The […]

Training Camp Observations — August 19

Morgan Burnett

The following is from Green Bay Packers training camp on Aug. 19. Moving Bulaga around In an interesting development on the offensive line, rookie Bryan Bulaga, who was spending most of his time at left guard, was moved back to starting left tackle for the morning practice with veteran Chad Clifton resting. Bulaga has been […]