- Bob Condotta confirms that Shead will visit with Buffalo and adds that he has an offer from the Seahawks along with interest from a few other teams.
This is the first reported interest in Shead since the free agent market officially opened last week.
Shead is coming off of a torn ACL and meniscus in his left knee that he suffered during the divisional round of the playoffs, his rehab will be a concern for teams. However, he’s one of the best cornerbacks still available in free agency.
Shead, 28, originally signed on with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Portland State back in 2012. He returned to the Seahawks on a one-year exclusive rights contract last year and was set to be a restricted free agent, but Seattle did not tender him a contract.
Shead is now testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career.
In 2016, Shead appeared in 15 games for the Seahawks and recorded 81 tackles, one interception, a forced fumble and 14 pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 40 cornerback out of 119 qualifying players.