Seahawks bring back Luke Willson, DeShawn Shead

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The Seahawks are bringing back tight end Luke Willson and defensive back DeShawn Shead Danny O’Neil of ESPN 710 in Seattle reported.

Both are one-year contracts.

The Seahawks visited with tight end Jared Cook earlier in the week and signed Willson after Cook chose the Raiders. Willson caught 15 passes and two touchdown passes last season and has been the team’s backup tight end over the past four seasons. He’s started 30 of 56 career games and has been a red-zone weapon for Russell Wilson.

Shead visited the Bills earlier this week. The Seahawks didn’t tender him as a restricted free agent but are bringing him back and hoping he’ll eventually be to contribute after recovering from a torn ACL he suffered in January.

Shead started 15 games last year and has two career interceptions.

14 responses to “Seahawks bring back Luke Willson, DeShawn Shead

  1. I’ll take these buns. @816

    Beats having the worst owner in the league and headed for another 2 win season. 4 coaches in 4 years. Enjoy that. Bring up class as you take a knee, only to stand now that you need money and a job.

  2. No one wanted those buns. Classless players, classless organization, classless “fans”.


    You sure? You ever seen Luke’s buns?

  3. Haven’t heard of any Seahawks fans attacking each other in the stadium bathrooms, which is a common occurrence among Claranettes. Your definition of “class” is seriously skewed, which is to be expected.

  4. LOL 49ers spent a 2nd round pick on Vance McDonald and got 64 catches, 866 yards and 7 TD’s. Seahawks spent a 5th round pick on Wilson, his back up at Rice, and got 74 receptions, 976 yards, and 7 touchdowns. 49ers then spent a five-year, $35 million extension that includes $16 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $7 million to keep BigMac. Seahawks kept Wilson, the better player, for $3 million.

    See this is why the Seahawks keep winning and the 49ers are in last place for the next decade.

  5. Oh, and where are the Cardinals fans telling me the Seahawks are going to be in cap hell? Beardinals? Anybody?!!?

  6. This may very well be THE signing for the Hawks this off season. Look for Jimmy to play a lot of X this year (sorry Kearse) which will put Vanette and Willson on the field more. Yes, we’re looking at a lot of 3-TE looks. Thomas, Eddie and CJ are going to be grinning from ear to ear when they see how much improved the blocking will be.

  7. They’ll be forced to run more 3TE sets with the way the O-line has been lately. But they’re not hurt by that because they’ve got a group of good receivers at TE, like Willson has been and will be in the future. The Seahawks don’t like to pay big for O-linemen or receivers from what I’ve seen, but having good TE play can help mitigate that and give them some flexibility up front.

    My main concern is about Shead. It seems like the Seahawks are worried about his knee being in good shape. He was a lock to come back before the injury. He’s got the size they like and he played very well for them after getting the starting job and let them move Jeremy Lane back to nickel where he’s better suited. The fact that they only offered him a one year deal and let him explore the market a bit makes me think they’re worried about his ability to come back after the injury.

  8. You win some and you lose some. They tried to do the same with Brock Coyle but the Niners signed him instead. Now they have to find another backup linebacker.

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