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Deshawn Shead | Defensive Back | #35

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 212
College: Portland State
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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. Jan 27 - 11:25 PM
Source: USA Today

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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.
Jan 16 - 1:09 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.
Jan 14 - 8:25 PM

Seahawks RCB Deshawn Shead suffered a non-contact left knee injury in Saturday's Divisional Round game against the Falcons.

The Seahawks' No. 2 corner, Shead went down in a heap trying to break up a pass. He tried to walk it off on the sideline before being carted to the locker room. UDFA DeAndre Elliott is now in the game behind Richard Sherman and Jeremy Lane. Shead is a huge loss for the already banged up Seahawks.
Jan 14 - 6:15 PM

Seahawks RCB Deshawn Shead (hamstring) will be a game-time decision for Week 12.

Shead did very little in practice this week, but coach Pete Carroll said that he had an "extraordinary" workout on Friday and Shead "looked explosive." One of the NFL's most underrated corners, Shead has been having a breakout season. Shead wins with length and physicality at 6-foot-1, 220.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 06:23:00 PM

Seahawks RCB Deshawn Shead left Sunday's Week 11 game with a hamstring injury.

After the game, coach Pete Carroll said Shead's hamstring began acting up on Saturday. The Seahawks pulled him out on Sunday when the hamstring was aggravated. It sounds like an injury that might cost Shead a game or two. Although Richard Sherman deservedly garners most of the headlines, Shead is having a great year. FS Earl Thomas also pulled his hamstring against the Eagles.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 08:56:00 PM

Seahawks re-signed exclusive rights free agent DB DeShawn Shead.

Shead played 93 snaps on defense in 2014. The majority of those came in Week 16 when he filled in for Kam Chancellor. Shead has been a solid special teams player for Seattle, logging six tackles and one blocked punt last season.
Thu, Apr 16, 2015 07:26:00 PM

Seahawks promoted DB Deshawn Shead from the practice squad.

A second-year undrafted free agent out of small-school Portland State, Shead has never appeared in an NFL game. He'll bring up the rear of Seattle's suspension-decimated cornerback corps.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 06:57:00 PM

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