The Seattle Seahawks have retained the services of backup tight end Luke Willson and starting cornerback DeShawn Shead. According to Danny O’Neil, they’ve both signed one-year deals, with Ian Rapoport adding that Willson can earn up to $3 million, while Shead will get $1 million guaranteed out of his $1.5 million contract.
Willson is the only member of the ill-fated 2013 draft who is still with the Seahawks. He caught 15 passes for 129 yards and a pair of touchdowns last season, but missed several games due to a knee injury. With Willson back in the fold, it’ll still be a TE trio of Jimmy Graham/Luke Willson/Nick Vannett.
Shead recently visited the Buffalo Bills, having become an unrestricted free agent when the Seahawks opted not to tender him as a restricted free agent. He suffered a torn ACL in Seattle’s playoff loss to the Falcons, and it’s expected that he will miss the start of the regular season. Shead earned the role of CB2 after the merciful end of the Cary Williams era in November 2015. In 2016, he missed only one regular season game, and also recorded an interception off Tom Brady in Seattle’s big win over the New England Patriots.
Notable free agents the Seahawks have yet to re-sign include linebacker Mike Morgan, backup safety Kelcie McCray, fullback Marcel Reece, and defensive tackle Tony McDaniel.