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Report: Cornerback DeShawn Shead visiting Bills

Wild Card Round - Detroit Lions v Seattle Seahawks

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 07: Defensive back DeShawn Shead #35 of the Seattle Seahawks breaks up a pass intended for Wide receiver Anquan Boldin #80 of the Detroit Lions in the NFC Wild Card game at CenturyLink Field on January 7, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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A week after being non-tendered as a restricted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks, cornerback DeShawn Shead is set to visit the Buffalo Bills according to Sheil Kapadia of

Shead is still recovering from a torn ACL suffered in Seattle’s Divisional Round playoff loss to the Atlanta Falcons. The injury will likely keep Shead sidelined for the start of the regular season. The Seahawks elected not to tender him a contract last week, which would have been worth at least $1.797 million.

Shead assumed the starting cornerback role opposite Richard Sherman last season and started 15 games for Seattle. He had an interception, forced fumble and 14 passes defended on the year. Shead initially spent most of his first two seasons in Seattle on the team’s practice squad before earning a bigger role with the team.

The injury could be problematic, but Shead could help Buffalo fill the void created by the departure of Stephon Gilmore to New England in free agency.