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RFA Shields Lacks Leverage After Rebound

Shields (Benny Sieu - USA Today Sports)

Sam Shields ranked as one of the top cornerbacks in the league in several categories, including ranking first in receptions allowed per snap. Nonetheless, he didn't get a nibble in restricted free agency. The only card up Shields' sleeve is not showing up, but the Packers have all the power.

By staying away from the voluntary organized team activities, Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields is using the only leverage he has at his disposal. Shields is coming off of a season in which he played outstanding football when healthy. In 10 games, he ranked among the league leaders in several categories and is on the verge of establishing himself as one of the NFL's top young cover men. A...

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