GREEN BAY — The
Packers have officially announced the re-signing of Sam Shields,
who would have been one of the top cornerbacks available this
offseason in free agency.
Ted Thompson made it official in a statement Monday. The undrafted
rookie in 2010 out of Miami started 14 games last season with 61
tackles, four interceptions and 16 passes defended.
Shields agreed to
a four-year deal worth $39 million with a $12.5 million signing
bonus. He has combined with Tramon Williams to form a solid
cornerback tandem for Green Bay.
Shields posted on
Twitter that he signed the deal Monday, but that this was
"only the beginning."