DeShawn Shead will return to Seattle for his fourth NFL season after the 6-foot-2, 220-pound defensive back re-signed with the Seahawks on Thursday, according to the NFL's transaction report.
Shead, who was an exclusive rights free agent, has been a versatile piece of the Seattle secondary since joining the club as an undrafted free agent out of Portland State following the 2012 draft. The 26-year-old native of Palmdale, Calif. made his first career start in 2014 in place of injured safeties Kam Chancellor and Jeron Johnson, who has since signed with the Washington Redskins in free agency. Shead finished the year with two passes defensed and seven tackles, four of which came against the Oakland Raiders in that first career start.
Shead was active for all 16 regular season games this past year, seeing snaps on special teams - where he recorded six tackles and blocked a punt, at cornerback, and at both safety spots.
Wide receiver Ricardo Lockette, the team's other exclusive rights free agent, re-signed with the Seahawks on Wednesday.