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Deshawn Shead | Defensive Back | #35

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/28/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 212
College: Portland State
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Seahawks activated CB Deshawn Shead (knee) from the reserve/PUP list.
Shead missed 11 months recovering from ACL surgery. He's expected to be active Sunday but may be limited to special teams. With Richard Sherman (Achilles) on IR, Shead should eventually push for a role in the secondary. Sat, Dec 23, 2017 02:15:00 PM

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Seahawks CB Deshawn Shead (knee, PUP) returned to practice on Wednesday.

The Seahawks now have three weeks to either activate him from the PUP list or place him on season-ending I.R. Shead has spent most of the year recovering from a torn ACL he suffered during a playoff game in January. He's expected to miss Sunday's game at Jacksonville but could be on hand for Week 15 against the Rams.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 06:20:00 PM

Seahawks CB Deshawn Shead (knee, PUP) could return to practice next week.

Shead has been in a holding pattern the last few weeks, but the Seahawks are hoping he can make a late season return. With Richard Sherman out for the year, Shead will have a role when healthy.
Source: USA Today
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 09:02:00 PM

Seahawks CB Deshawn Shead (reserve/PUP, knee) could return in Week 7.

Coach Pete Carroll says Shead is "progressing well" in his recovery. Shead is out for at least the next four games, but has a chance to be activated when first eligible. With Jeremy Lane struggling, Shead should regain his starting role when healthy.
Source: USA Today
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 07:30:00 PM

Seahawks placed CB Deshawn Shead (knee) on reserve/PUP.

Shead is still working his way back from a shredded ACL suffered in the playoffs last year. Rookie Shaq Griffin and Jeremy Lane will pitch in as the Seahawks' Nos. 2 and 3 corners behind shutdown LCB Richard Sherman.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 08:40:00 PM

The Tacoma News Tribune believes Seahawks RCB Deshawn Shead (ACL) could be sidelined "well into" the regular season.

Coach Pete Carroll has already said Shead is unlikely to be ready for Week 1. Now it sounds like he's a candidate for the reserve/PUP list, which would cost him a minimum of six games. Third-rounder Shaq Griffin is expected to take Shead's place on the boundary while Jeremy Lane remains in the slot.
Tue, Jul 4, 2017 04:37:00 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll reiterated RCB Deshawn Shead (ACL) is unlikely to be ready for Week 1.

"I don't think so, I don't think we'll be pushing that," said Carroll. Shead tore his ACL in the Divisional Round after a breakout season opposite Richard Sherman. Jeremy Lane is markered in as Shead's replacement in the starting lineup, but Lane covers the slot in sub-packages. The Seahawks need third-round pick Shaq Griffin to step up as a starter at the other boundary position.
Thu, Jun 15, 2017 04:14:00 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he would be "really surprised" if CB Deshawn Shead (ACL) is ready for Week 1.

Shead tore his ACL in the Divisional Round. It is not surprising Shead is doubtful for Week 1, but it is surprising the notoriously optimistic Carroll would admit as much. It is possible Shead opens the season on the PUP. Especially with Richard Sherman's future suddenly in question, the Seahawks need some help at corner.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 01:04:00 PM

Seahawks re-signed CB Deshawn Shead to a one-year, $1.5 million contract with $1 million guaranteed.

Tight end Luke Willson is also back on a one-year deal. Shead tested the market after the Seahawks non-tendered him, but he didn't draw much interest. The only visit he took was with Buffalo. Shead is just two months removed from tearing his left ACL in the playoffs. It's hard to imagine him being ready for Week 1.
Fri, Mar 17, 2017 10:36:00 AM

The Bills are hosting CB Deshawn Shead for a free agent visit.

Shead enjoyed a breakout 2016 season, only to tear his left ACL and meniscus in the Divisional Round and fail to receive a restricted free agent tender from Seattle. Before essentially cutting him loose, the Seahawks expressed major concern about the stability of Shead's knee. The Bills are paper thin at corner after letting Steph Gilmore walk and cutting Nickell Robey-Coleman.
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 09:42:00 PM

The Seahawks will not tender an offer to restricted free agent CB Deshawn Shead, making him a free agent.

Shead was a starter in 2016, but tore his ACL in the Divisional Round. The Seahawks are either confident they can re-sign him for less than the "low" tender of $1.797 million, or are ready to let him walk. Shead held his own opposite Richard Sherman, but was not an impact player. Seahawks GM John Schneider has labeled cornerback an offseason priority.
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 02:28:00 PM

Seahawks GM John Schneider doesn't expect restricted free agent RCB Deshawn Shead (ACL) to be ready for Week 1.

It's not a surprise after Shead tore his left ACL on January 14. It's also an untimely injury for Shead, who might have drawn interest on the restricted free agent market were he healthy. He'll now be easy for Seattle to retain. Schneider confirmed cornerback has become one of the Seahawks' top priorities.
Wed, Mar 1, 2017 12:50:00 PM

Seahawks restricted free agent RCB Deshawn Shead recently underwent ACL surgery.

While the surgery will make Shead easier for the Seahawks to retain in restricted free agency, it puts his status for Week 1 in question and makes cornerback an offseason need for Seattle. 28-year-old Shead turned in a breakout 2016 campaign opposite Richard Sherman, racking up 81 tackles and 14 breakups with two forced turnovers. Shead still figures to land a second-round tender.
Source: USA Today
Fri, Jan 27, 2017 11:25:00 PM

Coach Pete Carroll confirmed RCB Deshawn Shead suffered a "really significant" knee injury in the Divisional Round loss to the Falcons.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Shead will undergo surgery to repair a torn ACL. "It’s going to take him a really long time," Carroll added without saying what Shead's injury is specifically. But it doesn't sound like Shead is dealing with only an ACL tear. He's likely to open camp on the PUP list.
Mon, Jan 16, 2017 01:09:00 PM

Speaking after Saturday's playoff loss, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll admitted the team feared a torn left ACL for RCB Deshawn Shead.

Shead went down in non-contact fashion in the second half, and it had the looks of a significant injury from the get-go. Completing his first year as a full-time starter, the injury could not have come at a worse time for Shead, who is a restricted free agent. He's now a candidate for a low/original-round tender as a former UDFA. Going on 29, Shead isn't exactly a spring chicken, either. He was reasonably effective this season, but might not even be tendered a contract.
Sat, Jan 14, 2017 08:25:00 PM

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