DeShawn Shead has signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions. Shead is coming off an ACL injury from 2016, and returned in the 2017 season to play two games. He has also participated in two Super Bowls with the Seattle Seahawks, including Seattle’s SB XLVIII win over Denver.
Originally undrafted out of Portland State in 2012, Shead had spent his entire NFL career with the Seahawks.
Rising from the practice squad, to starter, to special teams captain, Shead has the work effort that the Lions front office is looking for.
According to Dave Birkett at the Detroit Fres Press, “…in Detroit, Shead could compete with Lawson and Tabor for the starting job opposite Slay. At 6-foot-2, he’s the biggest of the Lions’ cornerbacks. In 2016 he had 14 pass deflections and one interception”.
Read more about Shead at detroitlions.com.