Seahawks hope to keep DeShawn Shead

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The Seahawks released cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Jeremy Lane. They’ll also be releasing cornerback Deshawn Shead, but they hope to keep him.

Shead’s agent recently said that the Seahawks will be releasing Shead, whose contract tolled into 2018, on Monday. The Seahawks nevertheless would like to try to keep him.

“They called me and they said, ‘Just giving you a heads up that we’re going to release DeShawn on Monday, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want him,” agent Cameron Foster said, via “That means we are living up to our word and we’re going to release him, otherwise his contract would be required to toll.’ So kudos to the Seahawks for doing the right thing. It’s them living up to their word, letting DeShawn test the free-agent world, but they have said they’d like to have him come back.”

Foster also said that other teams are interested in Shead, including the Lions. Foster told Curtis Crabtree of KJR and PFT that a visit has been set up with the Lions, but a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT no Detroit visit has been arranged for Shead, yet.

11 responses to “Seahawks hope to keep DeShawn Shead

  1. I never could get my head around this contract “tolling” business but it seems it is pretty one-sided in favor of the team. If they want the player it sounds like they get another year of him under contract, but if they don’t, they don’t have any financial obligation to him.

  2. The Seahawks are better than 28 other teams. They are Nirvana. Do you think they think they are bad…..with Russell Wilson? No. They just need to fix some stuff….like the Packers.

  3. So the Seahawks did the right thing in releasing him. Shead and his agent won’t repay their honorable deed and will go to another team.

  4. skawh says:
    March 11, 2018 at 10:12 pm
    not reliable health wise. he got embarrassed in SB49 by poor play. Time to get a fresh CB at low salary and begin again

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    Ruh roh Skawh they’re blowing up the dynasty!

  5. Seahawks doing their best to maintain their reputation as player-friendly. Not so easy to do when the faces of the franchise are in exodus. Hope they can get it done but I have my doubts.

    Last year I thought it was a great opportunity for them to get back to the SB. Not a bad assumption as the teams that ended up in the NFCCG were starting backup QBs, it was a wide-open year. And the Hawks were awful. How much better can they be after shedding gobs of talent? This coming season is the final referendum on the quality of Russell Wilson. It is ALL on him now.

  6. With Sherman off the team he’s the best corner we have (Griffin is really close, but I put his value over the top with his versatility) so I would be shocked if we let another team beat the Hawks offer. He is a stud hands down.

  7. Im a Lions Fan til I die!!! An we would definitely love to have Him. He could make this secondary group scary Good. There good already but he’s better then D.j Hayden so it’s a great replacement for him. An he should play major roles in Patricia defense.

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