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Former Green Bay Packers CB Sam Shields to meet with Los Angeles Rams

Could the Sam Shields comeback tour go down in LA?

Green Bay Packers CB Sam Shields defends Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate
Green Bay Packers CB Sam Shields defends Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate
Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images

We learned today from ESPN’s Adam Schefter that former Green Bay Packers CB Sam Shields is making a comeback to the NFL after sitting out all of the 2017 season:

Shields missed nearly of the 2016 season due to the results of a concussion, his fifth in just seven seasons.

On the back of the news, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Michael Cohen is reporting that his first stop on the comeback tour will be the Los Angeles Rams:

The Rams’ cornerback position has been one of intense scrutiny ever since the season ended. With CB Trumaine Johnson likely to exit in free agency, CB Nickell Robey-Coleman on an expiring contract as well and CB Kayvon Webster having injured his Achilles in December and undergoing shoulder surgery last month, the 2018 Rams CB depth chart was one big question mark. The trade for Kansas City Chiefs CB Marcus Peters, though it can’t be made official until March 14 when the NFL new year begins, provided a stellar on-field replacement for Tru. But depth remained an issue and the slot CB role, which NRC filled adequately at a minimum, is still unresolved.

So Shields’ visit certainly reaffirms that the Rams are at least in the market for more cornerback talent. Whether or not it means that NRC is unlikely to sign a new deal is probably beyond this news.

Prior to the Peters trade, the overwhelming majority of mock drafts had the Rams taking a cornerback in the 2018 NFL Draft. If the Shields news is any indication whether it’s from the draft or free agency, the Peters trade probably isn’t the final move for the Rams this offseason when it comes to adding CBs.