Seahawks’ DeShawn Shead “making great progress,” still not expected for start of season

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Seahawks cornerback DeShawn Shead tore an ACL in his knee during Seattle’s Divisional Round playoff loss to the Atlanta Falcons in January.

Shead was unable to participate in any of the team’s offseason program as he continues to recover from surgery. Head coach Pete Carroll said following the conclusion of mini-camp last week that Shead is progressing well from the injury at the five-month mark in the recovery process.

“He’s making great progress,” Carroll said. “He is one of the all-time best healers. He applies himself as well as a person can do in terms of getting back. He’s got all the grit and the perseverance about making it through this as quickly as you possibly can, so he’s doing great.”

Shead will be just over seven months removed from surgery when the regular season starts in September. Carroll said he didn’t expect Shead to be ready to play by then.

“No, I don’t think so,” he said. “I don’t think we’ll be pushing him on that regard. Maybe he does it, I should never say no to him. Maybe he can pull it off. We’ll see.”

Shead wasn’t tendered as a restricted free agent following the injury but elected to re-sign with Seattle on a one-year deal in March. Shead started 15 games last year for Seattle and recorded 81 tackles with 14 passes defended, one interception and one forced fumble. Starting the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list is a distinct possibility.

13 responses to “Seahawks’ DeShawn Shead “making great progress,” still not expected for start of season

  1. Will lose his job to Shaq Griffin anyway. Has everything but ball skills. Hopefully he can continue his career someday

  2. Osiris, c’mon. Shead has put his heart out on the field and has earned his spot. Griffin doesn’t have the speed and hasn’t showed good route recognition yet. I like Griffin in the long term, but Shead is a good fit opposite Sherman.

  3. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Osiris, c’mon. Shead has put his heart out on the field and has earned his spot. Griffin doesn’t have the speed and hasn’t showed good route recognition yet. I like Griffin in the long term, but Shead is a good fit opposite Sherman.
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    The Seahawks specifically drafted 4 DBs with top ball skills. That should tell you all you need to know about what they think of Shead. I for one am tired of seeing him in perfect position only to see the ball whiz past his ear because he doesn’t get his head around. Time to move on to somebody better.

  4. Emmanuel Goldstein says:
    Jun 20, 2017 1:18 PM

    Osiris, c’mon. Shead has put his heart out on the field and has earned his spot. Griffin doesn’t have the speed and hasn’t showed good route recognition yet. I like Griffin in the long term, but Shead is a good fit opposite Sherman.
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    Seriously….Did you watch the hawks OTAs session or something. How in the world do you know he doesn’t have good route recognition? In any case someone who thinks they have good route recognition are susceptible to double moves and trick plays because they’re going to trust their instincts and their gut feeling and jump the wrong route. Look at ET his first two years in the league. He got fooled a lot. Griffin has 4.37 speed at his height is really fast.

  5. What is the difference between the See Hogs and the Patriots? Tom Brady will accept less money so his team can spend it on other players to build a championship team. Midget Wilson in contrast makes too much money for the See Hogs to afford offensive linemen good enough to keep him from getting a bum knee. LOL

  6. If Shead recovers, he is going to take over Richard Charmin’s spot on the roster. Charmin will be traded or cut after this season to keep the team under the salary cap.

  7. omeimontis says:

    If Shead recovers, he is going to take over Richard Charmin’s spot on the roster. Charmin will be traded or cut after this season to keep the team under the salary cap.

    omeimontis says:

    What is the difference between the See Hogs and the Patriots? Tom Brady will accept less money so his team can spend it on other players to build a championship team. Midget Wilson in contrast makes too much money for the See Hogs to afford offensive linemen good enough to keep him from getting a bum knee. LOL
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    The Seahawks have $31.5 million in cap space next year WITH Sherman and Wilson on the books and Tom Brady will make more than Wilson.

  8. Tom Brady has multiple Lombardi Trophies, and multiple Super Bowl MVP awards. Malcolm Smith has the MVP award in the See Hogs’ one and only Defensive Holding Gate tainted SB “win.” Brady is arguably one of the best quarterbacks who ever played. Midget Wilson is not even remotely close to being second best in the NFL right now, let alone NFL history. Brady deserves a lot more money than the Midget is getting.

  9. Shead puts his heart into this game. He’s come a long way. Not sure where people are getting the ball skills business. There’s a lot of tape on him making very good deflections on fades and crossing routes, if not a bunch of picks.

    But at CB his speed was borderline before the injury. It will take him at least a full year, and probably more, to get it all back.

    Griffiths, on the other hand, has explosive speed–on film and the track. He’ll get schooled a few times, as all rookie CBs do, but he’s a fearless competitor and an athlete. My guess is that he doesn’t start the season, but gets some decent playing time throughout the year.

  10. Oh, I forgot to add: Yes, that 43-8 Super Bowl win was definitely “tainted.” If the DBs hadn’t held so much it would have been the Broncs in a walk. At least a 50 point swing!! So obvious it hurts!!

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