Report: Seahawks reach one-year deal with DeShawn Shead

With a tad bit of turbulence, the Seattle Seahawks have snatched their 2016 starting cornerback off of the free agent market.

Per 710 ESPN Seattle's Danny O'Neil, the Seahawks have re-signed cornerback DeShawn Shead to a one-year deal, after letting him lapse into unrestricted free agency.

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Shead became an intriguing case, as he's battling back from an ACL injury, which many believe will sideline him into next season. Still, the organization wanted him back, because of his stellar play in 2016 while trying to maintain their cap flexibility. Instead of tendering Shead for as little as $1.8 million, they let his restricted free agency lapse.

Reportedly, after the Seahawks signed cornerback Neiko Thorpe first, he was set to take a trip to meet with the Buffalo Bills; although no word came on if that meeting actually occurred. Now, the team has brought back the man who showed well opposite of Richard Sherman and took the brunt of targets from opposing quarterbacks, last season. 

In 2016, he had 81 tackles and 14 passes defended while maintaining his captaincy on special teams.

Shead now has a deal in place and can completely focus his attention on getting healthy for 2017.

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