Shead (knee) has been placed on the Reserve/PUP list.
The move allows the Seahawks to free up a roster spot without having to parting ways with Shead. The 28-year-old will be eligible to return to game action following Week 6, but it's unsure whether he'll be ready by that point anyway. We should have a clearer understanding of his progress as Week 6 inches closer.
Shead (knee), who suffered a torn ACL in January, may not return until well into the regular season, Gregg Bell of the News Tribune reports.
Shead is essentially doubtful to be ready by Week 1, so the Seahawks continue their search for a replacement at cornerback. Rookie Shaquill Griffin has emerged as a top candidate for the job, but Jeremy Lane and Richard Sherman (knee) should see a majority of the snaps in Seattle's base defense.
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.
|3||9/24/17||@ TEN||4:05 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
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|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|
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