According the official team site the Los Angeles Rams have agreed on a contract to sign the former 30-year old Pro Bowl CB Sam Shields.
Shields took the entire 2017 season off after suffering as many as five concussions. For what was once a rising star in Green Bay, Shields quickly saw his career start to go off the rails due to injury. In his career Shields has started 62 out of his 80 games played, has amounted 18 interception, 211 tackles and 67 pass breakups.
The Rams have an uncertain future in the balance with their former No.1 CB Trumaine Johnson, as he is set to hit free agency, Kayvon Webster is working on returning from three major injuries, Troy Hill is a restricted free agent, Nickell Robey-Coleman is an unrestricted free agent and then there is just Kevin Peterson left to go alongside newly-acquired Marcus Peters. The Rams surely felt they needed to bolster the depth at the position and this by no means tells us what happens to both Johnson and Robey-Coleman.
Even so, don’t rule out another cornerback in free agency or the draft because the Rams are proving this off-season that no one is safe and this organization will demand excellence.