Report: Cornerback DeShawn Shead visiting Bills

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A week after being non-tendered as a restricted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks, cornerback DeShawn Shead is set to visit the Buffalo Bills according to Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com.

Shead is still recovering from a torn ACL suffered in Seattle’s Divisional Round playoff loss to the Atlanta Falcons. The injury will likely keep Shead sidelined for the start of the regular season. The Seahawks elected not to tender him a contract last week, which would have been worth at least $1.797 million.

Shead assumed the starting cornerback role opposite Richard Sherman last season and started 15 games for Seattle. He had an interception, forced fumble and 14 passes defended on the year. Shead initially spent most of his first two seasons in Seattle on the team’s practice squad before earning a bigger role with the team.

The injury could be problematic, but Shead could help Buffalo fill the void created by the departure of Stephon Gilmore to New England in free agency.

4 responses to “Report: Cornerback DeShawn Shead visiting Bills

  1. Most teams don’t want to challenge Richard Charmin, especially if they think that he is healthy (LOL), so DeShawn Crap has to defend more passes than most cornerbacks around the league. 14 passes defended may seem like a lot but the number may not be so impressive if you figure how many passes have been thrown his way.

  2. He’d be a good pick up for The Bills. Gilmore better learn how to tackle if he’s going to stick around the Pats. The last two years he was terrible at tackling. He looked like he was afraid of getting hurt if he did.

  3. Seattle must think his ACL injury is worse than the rest of us do. Of all the guys they had to replace Browner after the SB run, Shead probably played the best and he was certainly the biggest. Seattle’s been looking for CB help across from Sherman as well, and Shead had skills at safety. Hopefully they were just being premature and the guy still has a chance at a career, because he’s still fairly young and did play well for Seattle last year as a number two. He could be productive player if his knee is well.

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