Shead (knee) is progressing well in rehab but remains unlikely to return for the start of the regular season, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports.
Shead tore his ACL in the divisional round of the 2016 playoffs, which made it highly unlikely he would return for the beginning of the 2017 season. He'll continue to rehab and should be expected to return at some point this year.
Shead, who went down in the Seahawks' divisional-round loss to the Falcons in January, posted pictures and videos of himself on Instagram last week lifting weights and going through agility workouts. While he isn't realistically expected to recover in time for the regular-season opener given the nature of ACL injuries, general manager John Schneider didn't rule out such a possibility either.
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 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 be able to draw attention from at least a handful of teams.
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.
|P1||8/13/17||@ LAC||8:00 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ OAK||10:00 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ GB||4:25 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ TEN||4:05 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/22/17||@ NYG||4:25 pm|
|10||11/9/17||@ ARI||8:25 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|Year||Team||G||No.||Yds||Lg||Avg||Blk||I20||TB||Downed||No||Ret Yds||TD||Net Avg|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|