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Starter Pack: Contract in Shields' future?

9/25/2013

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Back in June, agent Drew Rosenhaus flew to Green Bay in an effort to get a long-term contract for client Sam Shields, who was a restricted free agent.

It didn’t happen at the time, and the fourth-year cornerback quickly signed his one-year tender offer worth $2.023 million.

But the way Shields is playing now, it might be a good thing for him that they couldn’t reach a deal back in June. He might get more money now.

In Sunday’s loss at Cincinnati, Shields was called upon to match up against Bengals star receiver A.J. Green at times. Although he gave up a touchdown pass to Green, Shields also had an interception. And as Weston Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette wrote: “If Shields keeps having performances like the one he had Sunday, he might be soon to follow (with a contract extension).”

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