After an almost two-year absence from the NFL due to serious head injuries, former Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields is returning to the league.

Though there is much speculation as to whether this was the right move for the 30-year-old and his future well-being, the Pro Bowler has been plotting his return for a while now. 

He'll now have a new home in L.A.

The Rams have been doing a bit of spring cleaning on the defensive side, surrendering big names like Robert Quinn to the Miami Dolphins and  Alec Ogletree to the New York Giants. They'll implement Shields into their rebuilt defensive unit.

Marcus Peters also joined the team in late February, and it's almost certain that with the addition of Shields, free agent Trumaine Johnson will be free to test the market next week.

Shields last game was in Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2016, when a concussion—the fifth of his career—sidelined him for the rest of the season. The Packers then released him in 2017. 

The Super Bowl Champion corner has 18 interceptions and 243 tackles in seven seasons.