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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).”
Our ESPN.com coverage included a story on quarterback Aaron Rodgers reiterating on his weekly radio show that he and coach Mike McCarthy are fine following their disagreement on the sideline during Sunday’s game against the Bengals, a breakdown of the snap counts from the game and a look at where the Packers fell in our weekly Power Rankings.
At ESPNWisconsin.com, you can listen to the entire Rodgers radio show during which he used some form of the word “frustrated” several times to describe the start to this season.
In the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, columnist Michael Hunt revisits McCarthy’s decision to go for it on fourth-and-1 against the Bengals.