With the NFL combine in full swing, many are looking at how teams can help fill their roster holes using the NFL Draft and the Seattle Seahawks may have no bigger hole than safety by the time the offseason madness shakes out. With Kam Chancellor's future in doubt and Earl Thomas remaining their best trade chip, their safety position may look completely different in 2018 and while the draft remains a way to fill that need; the Seahawks have another plan to fill the hole, as well. According to ESPN's Brady Henderson, the team has approached DeShawn Shead about playing strong safety again. He started a game in 2015 at the position when Chancellor held out. Since then, he's moved to right cornerback where he started all 18 games in 2016 before suffering an ACL tear in their playoff loss to the Atlanta Falcons. After a long rehab process, Shead was only able to return for two games last season and only saw action on special teams. Now, as he enters free agency in March, he may return in an entirely different spot. Because of his bigger frame -- 6'2, 212 pounds -- and tackling abilities, he's always had the versatility to play safety or cornerback and with Bradley McDougald becoming a free agent that the Seahawks may have to let walk, the team could get creative with how they account for a potential Kam Chancellor absence.
Report: Seahawks approached DeShawn Shead about switching to SS
247 Sports | Mar 1