According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Green Bay Packers are trying to pay cornerback Sam Shield less than $6 million per season.
Packers trying to give him Tim Jennings deal (< $6M per) RT @PriscoCBS: Watching Sam Shields, I think he’s going to get paid big time.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 2, 2014
This is obviously why Shields will hit the open market. He wants to see what other teams are willing to pay him.