Sam Shields Gets Pay Day; Four-Year $39 Million

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The Green Bay Packers retained one more player before he was able to hit the market on Tuesday. The Packers have signed cornerback Sam Shields to a four-year, $39 million deal on Saturday evening. This comes in when many thought that Shields was going to test the open market when in reality, it looked as if Shields was rewarded by the Packers more than he would have by another team.

The deal includes a $12.5 million signing bonus. Shields will be receiving over $20 million his first two years of the contract and will count as $15 million on the 2014 salary cap. Shields will be the team’s number one cornerback on the depth chart.

General manager Ted Thompson is putting a lot on the line with Shields. Shields started becoming a name on the defense during the Packers’ Super Bowl run a few years ago. Now the Packers hope that Shields will be the man at corner for at least four years.

Brandon Sweeney is Co-Editor of the Gab Network. Follow him on Twitter @NFLNSTUFF, Like him on Facebook , add him to Google+, and Trust him on Sulia.


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