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Former Packers CB Sam Shields signs with Los Angeles Rams

Terms are not yet announced, but the oft-concussed Shields has a new team.

St. Louis Rams v Green Bay Packers Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

After officially starting back on the comeback trail just a few days ago, Sam Shields already has a new NFL home. The former Green Bay Packers cornerback has settled on a new team, according to Ian Rapoport, signing a contract with the Los Angeles Rams.

The Rams officially announced the signing on Thursday evening.

This will be the first time Shields has been under contract for a team other than the Packers, who signed him as an undrafted free agent following the 2010 NFL Draft. He played in 14 regular season games as a rookie, starting six and intercepting two passes; he also recorded a pair of interceptions in that season’s NFC Championship Game victory over the Chicago Bears. In fact, Shields recorded five interceptions in eleven postseason contests, returning one for a touchdown.

Shields has suffered several concussions in his NFL career, including one in the first game of the 2016 season that left him unable to return that season. The Packers released Shields prior to the 2017 league year and he was out of football last season.

This move comes as another change to the Rams’ cornerback group, which has received a significant shakeup over the past week. First, the team agreed to a trade for Chiefs corner Marcus Peters, then on Thursday the team both signed Shields and agreed to acquire Aqib Talib from the Denver Broncos.