One of the Green Bay Packers’ big offseason questions will be what happens to cornerback Sam Shields.
Shields didn’t play again after suffering his fifth concussion in week 1 of the season. On Sunday, he said he’s still dealing with headaches from that injury, but insisted he wants to keep playing.
“It’s just like some days tough headaches, some days it’s mild. It varies. I never know. I’m so used to it now, it’s normal. But it’s getting better. I’ll be back,” Shields said.
“I just love the game and I feel like I can get back out there and play. If not, not. Right now, it’s just day by day.”
Ultimately, the Packers may end up making the decision for Shields.
He has one year left on his contract, but the Packers would save around $9 million if they were to release him.
That will be a tough decision. Shields can play when he’s healthy, but the injury risk is significant at this point.