WASHINGTON — The Green Bay Packers have released veteran cornerback Sam Shields.
Shields announced the news on Instagram, which comes after his season was shortened to one game due to a concussion sustained in Week 1 against the Jaguars.
The 29-year-old has said, despite still experiencing occasional headaches, he wishes to continue his NFL career. Shields signed a four-year, $39 million contract ahead of the 2014 season.
Shields — a three-year full-time starter since being signed as an undrafted free agent in 2010 — could be an ideal target for the Redskins, who are in need of secondary depth, in free agency.