The hits keep on coming for the Green Bay Packers. Now, they’ll be without one of their top cornerbacks for a significant period of time.
The Packers announced they have placed Sam Shields on injured reserve and confirmed the acquisition of running back Knile Davis from the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for a conditional draft pick.
Shields has been in concussion protocol since the beginning of the season after suffering his second concussion in nine months during Green Bay’s season-opening victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. This latest concussion could impact Shields’ career going forward. At the earliest, Shields could not return to practice for eight weeks. Each team can activate one player off of IR and the teams do not have to predetermine who that player will be.
Green Bay’s secondary has been banged up all season. Cornerbacks Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins have both been hampered by groin injuries. Randall was forced to leave Sunday’s loss against the Dallas Cowboys after aggravating the injury.
The Packers could be severely short-handed when they host the Chicago Bears Thursday night. Running back Eddie Lacy also could miss the game due to an ankle injury, which means newcomer Davis could see starting duties in his Packers debut.