RENTON — Seattle Seahawks cornerback DeShawn Shead returned to practice on Wednesday after spending the entire season on the physically unable to perform list.
Shead has been out since suffering a major knee injury in last January’s NFC divisional playoff game against Atlanta and has faced a couple of setbacks in his recovery.
After starting his career as an undrafted free agent, Shead had developed into a starting cornerback opposite Richard Sherman prior to his injury. Seattle now has three weeks to decide whether to activate Shead off PUP and add him to the active roster or place him on injured reserve for the season.
Shead’s return could be a boost for a secondary that has lost Sherman and safety Kam Chancellor for the season to injuries.
“I’m just ready to get out there and be able to help this team as much as possible, anywhere we need it,” Shead said. “I expect to earn my spot back, and I expect to earn my way back on the field. Nothing was ever given to me, that’s what I know. So I have to go out and prove myself again.”