Sam Shields signs 4-year, $39 million contract with Packers

GREEN BAY (AP) — Sam Shields has agreed to re-sign with the Packers, keeping one of the top free-agent cornerbacks this offseason off the market.

Shields' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, confirmed the four-year NFL veteran agreed to a four-year, $39 million deal with a $12.5 million signing bonus.

Shields on his Twitter account Saturday posted that "he was happy to be back with my family."

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers had this to say on Twitter -- ending his message with "Packer Nation gotta be excited."

Undrafted out of Miami in 2010, Shields has emerged to combine with Tramon Williams to provide a solid corner tandem in Green Bay. He had 61 tackles with four interceptions and 16 passes defended last season.

Pro Football Talk first reported the deal.

This could be a busy offseason for the Packers, who are looking to add playmakers to a defense that slipped in the second half.