DeShawn Shead will make the transition to the coaching side. The former Seahawks cornerback will be part of the team’s 2021 coaching staff.
A former UDFA success story, Shead saw his playing career turn after he suffered an ACL tear in the Seahawks’ 2016 divisional-round game against the Falcons. He was not able to recapture his previous form, spending time on the workout circuit after his six-year Seahawks run concluded following the 2017 season. Shead, 31, has not played since the 2018 season.
Shead worked as a reserve for both of Seattle’s Super Bowl squads and moved into the starting lineup in 2015. Prior to his injury, the Portland State product operated as a full-time starter opposite Richard Sherman in 2016. Shead finished his playing career by suiting up for 12 games with the 2018 Lions.
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