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Sam Shields Likely Sidelined Again

Sam Shields

The Green Bay Packers will very likely be without corner Sam Shields for the fourth straight game, this week.

As of Friday morning, Shields still wasn’t out of concussion protocol.

“When you’re talking about a concussion it’s obviously different than other injuries,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “You don’t just get to 70, 80, 90 percent. Everyone is different. Every player is different. Until he comes through the protocol that’s just where we are.”

And where we are is with a defense without their No. 1 cornerback.

That means the Packers will look to stop Kirk Cousins with rookies Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins outside and veteran Casey Hayward in the slot.

That’s not a bad lineup, but you’d like your top veteran for the playoffs.

As for Shields, this concussion certainly isn’t the norm. Most guys return the next week or maybe miss a game.

Defensive lineman B.J. Raji suffered a concussion in Arizona and played against the Vikings the next week.

The Packers have seen this before, however. Receiver Jared Abbrederis missed most of training camp and the preseason with a concussion.

Shields’ official status will be updated this afternoon.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. Jschizl January 8, 2016

    He’s head left a divet on the field, hope he can remember where he parked his car in 20 years.

  2. Nugs January 8, 2016

    it could possibly be his shoulder as well, if u remember the incident, he appeared to land very awkwardly on his arm…would not doubt it based upon the brass’s history of masking players injuries…just one of the reasons we don’t care for Mac very much…he plays afraid….

    1. Cheese January 8, 2016

      He sure does. “What’s that? We have the lead? Time to shut down the offense and make the defense play prevent for the rest of the game.”