TheThe former Pro-Bowl cornerback and member of the Packers Super Bowl XLV team missed all but one game this past season due to a concussion suffered in Jacksonville. The release of Shields was announced on Wednesday. Starks suffered a concussion in a December vehicle accident and did not play in any game the rest of the way for the surging Packers. He sustained the fourth known concussion of his National Football League career on September 11 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and never returned.
Starks was removed from the Packers roster because of a non-football injury, according to Ted Thompson, the Packers' executive vice president, general manager and director of football operations.
"Some days it's tough headaches, some days it's mild", he said during an interview in Atlanta following the NFC Championship Game. I'm so used to it that it's just normal. The final year of prorated signing bonus - $3.125 million - will count against the cap as dead money. That gives the team nearly $43 million of cap space, based on OverTheCap.com's projection of a $168 million salary cap for 2017. Like I said, each day it's getting better. "I understand why you ask (why I'd continue to play)".
Shields was signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2010.
In seven seasons, he registered 2,506 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on 618 carries (4.1 avg.) while hauling in 125 receptions for 1,017 yards (8.1 avg.) and six touchdowns.
He was charged with possession of marijuana from an incident on October 19th when officials responded to his Ashwaubenon home.
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