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Packers release CB Shields

The Green Bay Packers have released another veteran player, parting ways Wednesday with cornerback Sam Shields.

Shields played seven seasons in Green Bay, including the Packers' Super Bowl winning campaign in 2010-11. Shields suffered a major concussion in the Packers season opener in Jacksonville in September and missed the rest of the season.

Shields announced his release on his Instagram account Wednesday morning before the team made the official announcement. Shields expressed his feelings on his release through a series of hashtags, including "#AtleastLetMeRetireFromThePack" and "NoMoreFreezingWeather".

Cutting the veteran saves the Packers $9 million in cap space, combined with the $3 million saved by Tuesday's release of James Starks. Green Bay reportedly has $45 million to spend this offseason.

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