RENTON, Wash. - Seahawks cornerback DeShawn Shead returned to the practice field for the first time this season.
Shead is on the physically unable to perform list recovering from surgery to repair the ACL tear he suffered against the Atlanta Falcons in last year's playoffs.
"It's been a long haul for him,” said Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. “Any time you've ever heard me talk about him would tell you he's 'ridiculously on it' in terms of his rehab and his effort and his preparation and all that."
Seattle has three weeks to evaluate Shead's practice performance before activating him back to the 53-man roster.
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"We'll take a good look at it with our fingers crossed and high hopes that he'll be able to help us out,” said Carroll.
Carroll confirmed that Byron Maxwell will remain the Seahawks starter at left cornerback.
“I thought he did a good job last week,” said Carroll. “[He] had a couple of plays that were kind of unusual situations but he played really well throughout."
After Russell Wilson goes 20-of-31 for 227 yards and three touchdowns in the win over Philadelphia on Sunday, the NFL announced on Wednesday that Wilson is the NFC's Offensive Player of The Week.
Wilson and the Hawks now have the challenge of going up against a very dangerous Jaguars defense in Jacksonville, Fla., on Sunday.
"First and foremost, their front four is phenomenal,” Doug Baldwin, a Seahawks wide receiver, said. “Obviously, they lead the league in sacks so we know we have our hands full with them up front. Their linebackers are very smart and athletic. So we know they're going to be moving around and causing us some issues in the passing game."
"You want to stop the run and put them in passing situations, where you can allow the rush to kind of get to them,” said Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner. “And I feel like we're very confident in the possibility of stopping it."
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