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Sam Shields cut by Green Bay

02/08/2017 - 4:35 PM

The Green Bay Packers have released defensive back Sam Shields on Wednesday.

Shields is the second long-time veteran Packers player to be released in the past 24 hours—the team also cut James Starks Tuesday. Shields, who played seven seasons in Green Bay, only appeared in one game in 2016. He suffered a concussion in Week 1 and missed the remainder of the year as a result. He’ll likely be signed by a new club this offseason if and when he is granted medial clearance to resume football activities.

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