Agent: Packers, free agent defensive back make deal

Jay Sorgi

Cornerback Sam Shields. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Agent: Packers, free agent defensive back make deal

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Mar 8, 2014

It looks like one of the most-discussed Packers free agents has made a deal with the team. 

As tweeted by Sam Shields' agent, Drew Rosenhaus:

ESPN's Adam Schefterand the Journal Sentinel's Tom Silverstein reported the contract numbers:

Shields became a free agent after his fourth season with Green Bay.

Had he been franchise-tagged, his salary could have topped $10 million/year, maybe $11 million/year.

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A lifelong sports fanatic whose grandfather appeared on a weekly show in the early years of 620WTMJ, Jay was well-groomed for a career with Journal Broadcast Group and WTMJ.