Agent: Packers, free agent defensive back make deal
Cornerback Sam Shields. Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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:
Congrats to RSR client Sam Shields & the Green Bay Packers on the new contract!— Drew Rosenhaus (@RosenhausSports) March 9, 2014
ESPN's Adam Schefterand the Journal Sentinel's Tom Silverstein reported the contract numbers:
Packers gave CB Sam Shields a 4-year deal for $39 million, including a signing bonus $12.5 million, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2014
Can confirm that Shields deal is $39 million over four years, but don't know the breakdown yet. The devil is in the details as always.— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) March 9, 2014
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.