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Seahawks Re-Sign TE Luke Willson and CB DeShawn Shead

March 20th, 2017 at 11:46 AM
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On Friday, the Seattle Seahawks brought back two of their own, re-signing both tight end Luke Willson and cornerback DeShawn Shead to modest, one-year contracts. 

The Seahawks confirmed that they have agreed to terms with TE Luke Willson and CB DeShawn Shead, two key players on last season’s team.

The 27 year old Willson is the last remaining piece of Seattle’s dreadful 2013 draft class. Willson played in 11 games in 2016, catching 15 balls for 129 yards and 2 touchdowns. Throughout his time in the Pacific Northwest, he has backed up both Zach Miller and Jimmy Graham, but his speed, reliability and unselfish attitude have made him a key part of Seattle’s success over the past few years. The addition of Nick Vannett last year, combined with the big contracts given to Vance McDonald, Martellus Bennett, and several other tight ends, had caused many to assume that Willson would price himself out of Seattle’s range.

However, a loaded draft class drove the market down and led to Willson coming back to Seattle on a relatively modest one year deal that can earn him up to 3 million dollars with incentives. Next year, Willson will once …

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