On Monday, Seahawks HC Pete Carroll confirmed that Shead has a “significant” knee injury and it’s “going to take him a long time” to recover, per Bob Condotta.
Seahawks CB DeShawn Shead went down with a non-contact knee injury during the third quarter of Saturday’s playoff game against the Falcons.
Shead was later carted to the locker room and has already been downgraded to for the remainder of the game.
Based on video of the injury, David Chao says that the concern for Shead is that this could be an ACL tear.
Undrafted rookie DeAndre Elliott has replaced Shead in the Seahawks’ starting lineup.
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 is in line to be a restricted free agent in the coming months.
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.
We’ll have more regarding his injury as the news is available.