Lions sign ex-Seahawks cornerback Shead

From ESPN - March 14, 2018

Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback DeShawn Shead signed with the Detroit Lions on Wednesday.

It's a one-year deal worth $3.5 million that could go to $6.5 million with playtime incentives, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Seahawks released Shead on March 12, keeping their word to the cornerback that he would be an unrestricted free agent.

Despite releasing Shead, the Seahawks still had hoped to re-sign him.

Shead's free-agent status had been in question after he spent all but two games of this past season on the physically unable to perform list while working his way back from a torn ACL in his left knee. Per the NFL's collective bargaining agreement, that would technically require Shead's contract to toll, or to roll over to 2018 on the same terms.


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