As reported back on Saturday, the Detroit Lions will be meeting with former Seahawks cornerback DeShawn Shead, who was released by Seattle on Monday. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that meeting will come today (Tuesday):
Shead is a versatile defensive back who has experience both as a corner and a safety. In six years with the Seahawks, he started 22 games with the team and tallied 24 passes defended with two interceptions. He missed nearly the entire 2017 season after tearing his ACL in the 2016 playoffs.
Earlier in the day, the Lions announced that safety Tavon Wilson has re-signed to the team for two more years. That likely means if the Lions still have interest in Shead, he’d most likely fill a depth role either as a backup cornerback or safety. The Lions have also expressed significant interest in Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler.
If the Lions are going to sign Shead, they may not want to let him leave Detroit. As Rapoport points out, Shead is scheduled to visit the 49ers next, and they have quite the recruiting resource in Richard Sherman waiting for him.