By Chris Lingebach

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.

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