According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Packers cornerback Sam Shields didn’t show for Tuesday’s organized team activities. It likely has to do with that fact that he wants a long-term contract.
A restricted free agent, Shields has not signed his tender with the team. Coach Mike McCarthy would not offer a specific reason for Shields not practicing, but Shields is likely eyeing a lucrative long-term deal.
“Sam Shields is a young player and our program speaks for itself and how young players develop year to year,” McCarthy said. “I wish Sam was here. He’s not here for his specific reasons that I’m sure if he wants to answer them, he can answer them. It’s about the opportunity to compete and our secondary is very competitive. I wish he was here.”
Given the second-round tender, Shields would make $2.023 million in 2013 if he signed.
Shields has been a good player for the Packers that has had his ups and downs as well. Not sure how much money he’s looking to make per year.