Saturday's NFC divisional playoff game against the Arizona Cardinals will be Shields' first action since his Dec. 13 concussion, so the Packers might limit his role. But at least they have their top cover man back on the field.
Shields had been listed as questionable on this week's injury report after being a limited participant in practice every day. He missed the last four games because of a concussion, including the 38-8 loss to the Cardinals here in Week 16.
The Packers also will have fellow cornerback Quinten Rollins, who also was listed as questionable this week. Rollins, whose playing time spiked after Shields' concussion, had a quadriceps injury.
Left tackle David Bakhtiari also makes his long-awaited return. He has not played since Dec. 20, when he sprained his left ankle. In his absence against the Cardinals in the first meeting, Aaron Rodgers was sacked a season-high eight times.
For the Cardinals, both of the players listed as questionable for this game, defensive tackles Josh Mauro (calf) and Frostee Rucker (ankle), are active. Defensive tackle Red Bryant is a healthy scratch. The other inactives are quarterback Matt Barkley, cornerback Corey White, running back Kerwynn Williams, linebacker Shaq Riddick, tackle D.J. Humphries and nose tackle Xavier Williams.