Packers re-sign CB Sam Shields

Sam Shields

The Green Bay Packers have re-signed cornerback Sam Shields to a four-year, $39 million deal that includes a signing bonus of $12.5 million, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

A source told Schefter that Shields will earn $30 million over the first three seasons -- $15 million in the first year, $6 million in the second year, and $9 million in the third year.

Last season, Shields emerged as the Packers' top cover cornerback while playing for the restricted free-agent tender of $2.023 million.

The former undrafted free agent, who was a receiver for most of his college career at Miami, tied his career high with four interceptions in 14 games, including a game-changing pick in the Week 15 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Once viewed as just as speed corner, he has turned into a well-rounded player who often was given the assignment of covering the opponent's best receiver.

Shields' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, announced the deal on Twitter:

Congrats to RSR client Sam Shields & the Green Bay Packers on the new contract!

- Drew Rosenhaus (@RosenhausSports) March 9, 2014

Shields also acknowledged the deal on Twitter Saturday night:

Sooooooo happy to be back with my family #GoPack!!!!!! #turnup

- Sam shields (@ShieldSam37) March 9, 2014
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