Rams' Shields ready for Packers

Disappointed how it ended in Green Bay

Mike Clemens
October 26, 2018 - 6:42 pm

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Thousand Oaks, CA - Clay Matthews said he's a tremendous athlete. His position coach Joe Whitt said "My family owes him. He helped me succeed by playing well."  Aaron Rodgers said "He's a great guy. He wanted to come back here. I know that for a fact."

They were talking about former Green Bay Packer cornerback Sam Shields who made a routine tackle on a hot, sunny Sunday in September, 2016 in Jacksonville against the Jaguars T.J. Yeldon. 

It would be his last play for Green Bay. 

From then on Shields went through months of sleepless nights, headaches, unable to deal with sunlight or brightness. He could not even watch television or look for very long at his cell phone. 

Shields spoke to us today here at the Rams practice facility grateful for his opportunity with the Packers. He has a large tattoo to remember the team's Super Bowl 45 win.

Although he understands business decisions in the NFL, it still stings that he did not have that face - to - face sitdown exit meeting with Packers GM Ted Thompson to discuss why he was no longer a Packer. 

Shields now is having a good season after a year off from football with the Los Angeles Rams. He will play on 3rd down coverages, special teams, and has started some games for the undefeated Rams. 

Sunday he'll be covering his old teammates like the Packers Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison. 

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