[CNNSI] Will Shields, Kansas City’s 10-time Pro Bowl guard who’s been slowed all summer by a nagging back problem, went through a full practice Wednesday and says he’s ready for his 13th season.
Shields did not work at all during Kansas City’s three-week camp in River Falls, Wis., and coach Dick Vermeil admitted he was concerned.
“It went OK. I can’t complain,” Shields said. “I was out there, I was in pads and I finished practice.”
The back has caused him problems for some time, he said, but did not become particularly painful until this summer. He said he was not contemplating retirement.
“I told you I’m going to play, I’m going to play and that’s the way it goes. You can contemplate anything you want to. I’ve got the next couple of weeks, and go from there.”