Now the Cleveland Browns are actually going to sign one of these players who visits at some point, right?
The latest veteran who will be taking a trip to Cleveland is cornerback Sam Shields, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Thank goodness is not Tramon Williams, because that former veteran from the Packers didn’t end well.
Former Packers’ CB Sam Shields is resuming his NFL career and will start visiting teams this week, including the Browns, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 5, 2018
Shields, now 30, was undrafted in 2010 and signed with the Packers. He’s started 62 games in his career, making the Pro Bowl once in 2014. In 2016, he suffered a concussion in Week 1, the fourth of his career, and was placed on IR. He missed all of football last year, but is looking to make a comeback to the NFL.
Schefter does note that he’ll be visiting multiple teams, but Cleveland could point to the success that veteran Jason McCourty had with the Browns last year as a promising sign for his chances. GM John Dorsey was the Packers’ Director of College Scouting when the team first signed Shields.