Shead announced his retirement Friday and will transition into a coaching role with the Seahawks, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.
Shead spent six seasons with the Seahawks, during which he played 54 games at safety and cornerback. The last time the 32-year-old saw the field was in 2019 with the Lions, a season in which he tallied 18 tackles and a forced fumble. The veteran will now aim to impart his defensive knowledge through his new coaching role.
The Saints waived Shead on Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Shead just signed with the team Tuesday, but the Saints have more pressing needs on offense -- namely, wide receiver and fullback -- for the season finale. The 31-year-old last played for the Lions in 2018, recording 18 tackles and a forced fumble.
Shead signed with New Orleans on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
With numerous injuries to its secondary, New Orleans could use Shead's versatility right now. He has yet to appear in an NFL game this season, however.
The Seahawks released Shead on Friday, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Shead attempted to make the roster of the team of which he spent the first five years of his career, but failed to do so. A locker room favorite among teammates, the 31-year-old will now look to bring depth and a veteran presence to another team this season.
Shead signed a contract with the Seahawks on Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Shead spent the first five years of his career in Seattle before heading to Detroit last season, and he now finds his way back to the Pacific Northwest. The 31-year-old's familiarity with the team should certainly increase his odds of cracking the 53-man roster after he failed to latch on elsewhere earlier in free agency.
Shead (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
Shead was already ruled out for the season finale, as this move simply creates roster space for the signing of cornerback Andre Chachere. James Agnew (knee) and Nevin Lawson (ankle) have been ruled out while Quandre Diggs (back) is questionable, potentially leaving the Lions secondary extraordinarily thin in experience.
Shead (knee) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Shead will remain sidelined as he nurses a knee injury sustained during last week's loss to the Vikings. Marcus Cooper will slot in as the top backup to starting left cornerback Darius Slay versus Green Bay.
Shead is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Vikings due to a knee injury, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
As long as Shead remains sidelined, Marcus Cooper will serve as the top backup to starting left cornerback Darius Slay.
Shead will start at cornerback for the Lions on Sunday against the Bears, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Shead is drawing the start in place of Darius Slay (knee). Shead has played more than 14 snaps just twice this season, but he's likely in line for a significant role Sunday. He'll figure to see an uptick in snaps as long as Slay remains out.
Shead signed a contract with the Lions on Wednesday.
Shead has a history with the Lions, having agreed to a one-year deal, and spending training camp and the preseason with the club before being released Sept. 1. The veteran cornerback should serve as a depth option at the position for Detroit.
Shead was released from the Lions on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Shead had been dealing with the effects of an injury and had struggled to make his presence felt throughout training camp. Factoring in Detroit's strong secondary, Shead's departure from the active roster seemed inevitable.
Shead agreed to a one-year, $3.35 million contract with the Lions on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
Shead was recently cut loose by Seattle after his recovery from a torn ACL kept him out for all but two games last season. The Portland State product is now healthy and proved to be a versatile defensive back who logged playing time at each position in the Seahawks secondary since the team signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2012. Shead will initially slot in as the No. 3 cornerback in Detroit behind Darius Slay and Nevin Lawson, though it's possible that the Lions' 2017 second-round pick, Teez Tabor, could push him for playing time before long.
The Seahawks plan to release Shead on Monday after his contract tolls for 2018, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
Shead spent the bulk of the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, which means he would have played the 2018 season at the same contract amount he earned with the team in 2017, Crabtree said. The Seahawks granting his release after the contact tolls will allow him to test the market as an unrestricted free agent. Seattle apparently has some interest in bringing back the 29-year-old, but the oft-injured cornerback is also likely to draw interest elsewhere.
Shead recorded two solo tackles in the Seahawks' Week 17 loss to the Cardinals.
Shead also played against the Cowboys in Week 16, but didn't make any statistical contributions. The 28-year-old remained on the Physically Unable to Perform list through Week 15 as he recovered from a torn ACL in a January 2017 playoff game, and enters 2018 as a free agent.
The Seahawks activated Shead (knee) from the Physically Unable to Perfrom list on Saturday.
Shead resumed practicing earlier this month and was recently cleared for game action. The 29-year-old hasn't played since tearing his ACL last January and his role on the Seahawks defense remains to be seen, but opportunities should be there as the team's secondary remains ravaged by injury.
Shead (knee) has been cleared to play for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Michael-Shawn Dugar of SeattlePI.com reports.
Shead resumed practicing in early December after tearing his ACL last January. That doesn't necessarily mean the 29-year-old will be active or play a significant role in what would be his first game action in 11 months, but it's certainly a possibility given the injury issues plaguing the Seattle secondary.
Shead (knee) practiced Wednesday, opening his three-week window for activation from the Physically Unable to Perform list, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Shead could make his season debut Sunday against the Jags, but head coach Pete Carroll will proceed with caution. In 2016, Shead accrued 81 tackles, 14 sacks and one interception, and he could be even more useful with Richard Sherman (Achilles) out for the year.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Shead (knee) is "really close" to being ready to practice again, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Shead has been on the Physically Unable to Perform list all season while recovering from a torn ACL suffered in the playoffs back in January. Once Shead resumes practicing, the Seahawks will have a 21-day window in which to activate him to the 53-man roster. The Seahawks could benefit from Shead's return, given that Richard Sherman (Achilles) is out for the season and Shaquil Griffin is recovering from a concussion.
Shead (knee) won't return this week, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
There were rumblings that Shead could make a return following the team's bye week in early October, but the depth corner has struggled to come back from the torn ACL he suffered back in January. With his absence this week, it's fair to wonder if he'll return at any point this season. For now, the team will continue to lean on the likes of rookie Shaquill Griffin and Jeremy Lane at the right cornerback spot.
Shead (knee) will remain on the Physically Unable to Perform list and not return to practice this week, Gregg Bell of The News Tribune reports.
Shead was hopeful to return by Week 7 or 8 this season after tearing his ACL in January. The goal was apparently a little optimistic, as he will need some practice time before suiting up on Sundays again. Week 10 against the Cardinals figures to be the earliest potential return date for the 28-year-old at this point.