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Pete Carroll: DeShawn Shead has possible ACL tear

Divisional Round - Seattle Seahawks v Atlanta Falcons

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 14: DeShawn Shead #35 of the Seattle Seahawks is carted of the field agianst the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on January 14, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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The offseason has begun for the Seahawks with a serious injury issue.

After Saturday’s loss to the Falcons, coach Pete Carroll said cornerback DeShawn Shead has a possible ACL tear, via multiple reports.

A full-time starter in 2016 for the first time, Shead exited in the third quarter of a game that started very well for Seattle but that quickly fell apart.

Undrafted in 2012, Shead is due to become a restricted free agent in March. The injury puts an obvious damper on the extent to which other teams would be interested in signing him.