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Sam Shields says time with Green Bay Packers has ended

Posted: 9:05 AM, Feb 08, 2017
Updated: 2017-02-08 10:09:57-05

Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields says his time with the team has ended. 

Shields made the announcement on his  Instagram account Wednesday morning.

 

It says, " Sam Shields Released From The Green Bay Packers?  #SevenStrongYears   #IWasGettingBetter #TedThompson   #RussBall #CoachMcCarty   #StillMad #AtleastLetMeRetireFromThePack #BusinessIsBusiness #BouncebackShields #ICantPlayWithAnybodyElse? #ThatsHowTheGameGo   #ImDone?? #ThanksGreenBay?   #Ring   #Probowl #Money   #NowWithMyFamily #NoMoreFreezingWeather #EverythingHappensForAReason

No official word from the Green Bay Packers on Shields' being released. 

Shields suffered his fifth career concussion during week 1 of the 2016 season. 

Earlier this week the team released running back James Starks.