Shead (knee) re-signed Friday with the Seahawks on a one-year contract, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. Shead had also attracted interest from the Bills in free agency, but with the Seahawks submitting a competitive offer, the cornerback agreed to return to the only team he's played with in his career. The 28-year-old's health is somewhat of a question mark heading into training camp, as he sustained a left ACL injury during the Seahawks' divisional playoff loss to the Falcons. If Shead is back at full strength for the start of the season, he'll likely serve in a backup capacity in the secondary.
Shead (knee) will not have his contract tendered by the Seahawks, making him an unrestricted free agent, Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com reports. Shead started 15 games at cornerback last season but the Seahawks decided to let him test the market. It appears as if the main reason Seattle let the 28-year-old walk is due to the torn ACL he suffered in the divisional-round playoff loss to the Falcons. While his rehab is reportedly going well, Shead could miss a major portion of the upcoming season. Even with the injury, the unrestricted free agent should draw attention from at least a handful of teams.
Shead (knee) is doing well in rehab but isn't expected back for the start of the 2017 season, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Shead had surgery to repair his torn ACL in January. It would take a near superhuman recovery for him to return for the start of the 2017 season, but the Seahawks are hopeful that he'll be able to play at some point during the year.
Shead (knee) suffered a torn ACL during Saturday's playoff loss to the Falcons, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. Shead's left knee buckled while attempting to defend Falcons wideout Taylor Gabriel on a comeback route to open the second half Saturday. The fifth-year cornerback will now undergo surgery to repair his ACL, resulting in an eight-month recovery timetable. Considering Shead started all 15 games he played this season, recording 81 tackles, 14 pass deflections and one interception along the way, his injury is a considerable blow to a Seahawks secondary that already has Earl Thomas (tibia) rehabbing an injury and Richard Sherman coming off playing the second half of the season with an MCL issue.
Head coach Pete Carroll told Mike Garafolo of NFL Network that Shead suffered a "possible" ACL tear during Saturday's divisional-round defeat in Atlanta. Carroll was merely surmising about Shead's health, but the cornerback's left knee indeed buckled while attempting to defend a Taylor Gabriel cut. If the Seahawks' worst fears come to pass, Shead will spend the entirety of the offseason in a rehab program and could miss a decent share of the 2017 campaign.