Sam Shields Returning Kicks
Aug/01/12 08:45 AM Filed in: Sam Shields
One surprise was seeing cornerback Sam Shields back returning kicks. Shields is probably the fastest player on the team, but he's never been clean fielding kickoffs. With his cornerback job in jeopardy, though, Shields would be wise to exploit any and all special teams chances.
Shields, a key cog in the Packers' 2010 Super Bowl run, struggled in coverage and with his tackling last season. Shields seemed like the odd man out early in camp, but was back working in dime packages Monday.
"I think they are all in the picture," coach Mike McCarthy said of the cornerbacks. ""But these guys need to play in games. That's where the playing time will come."