RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks set their 53-man roster on Saturday without a backup quarterback to Russell Wilson after releasing both Geno Smith and Paxton Lynch to reach the league...
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UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DE Ziggy Ansah, DT Ricky Jean Francois, LB Eli Harold, RB Zach Zenner, TE Levine Toilolo, TE Luke Willson, WR TJ Jones, CB DeShawn Shead, RB...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have put cornerback DeShawn Shead on injured reserve with a knee injury and signed cornerback Andre Chachere off the practice squad.
Detroit made the moves Saturday, a day before ending the season at Green Bay.
The Lions (5-10) also ruled out returner Jamal Agnew (knee) and cornerback Nevin Lawson (ankle) against the Packers.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have been assigned defensive end Mitchell Loewen via waivers from the New Orleans Saints.
The Lions also announced Friday that they have put defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson on injured reserve with a knee injury.
Detroit wraps up its season at Green Bay on Sunday. Cornerback DeShawn Shead and tight end Luke Willson will also miss that game for the Lions.
CHICAGO (AP) — Glover Quin had a chance to stop Anthony Miller. He ended up on the ground on the sideline, watching as Miller sped toward the end zone.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions signed cornerback DeShawn Shead, a possible indication they're not certain cornerback Darius Slay will be cleared to play New England.
Detroit made the move Wednesday, four days before hosting the Patriots.
Slay left Sunday's loss at San Francisco with a concussion.
Shead was among Detroit's cuts entering this season. He started 22 games for Seattle from 2014-16.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have cut quarterback Jake Rudock, paving the way for veteran Matt Cassel to move forward as Matthew Stafford's backup.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are retaining one of their key defensive backs by signing safety Bradley McDougald to a three-year contract.
Bringing back McDougald was important for the Seahawks after he showed his value last season with his ability to fill in at both strong safety and free safety. McDougald was able to fill in for Earl Thomas when he was injured and took over for Kam Chancellor after he was lost for the season to a neck injury.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (9-7)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: TEs Jimmy Graham and Luke Willson; Gs Luke Joeckel, Matt Tobin and Oday Aboushi; RB Eddie Lacy; DT Sheldon Richardson; Ss Bradley McDougald and DeShawn Shead; LBs Michael Wilhoite, Terence Garvin and Dewey McDonald; WR Paul Richardson; K Blair Walsh; DE Marcus Smith; CB Byron Maxwell; QB Austin Davis.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DE Dion Jordan; CB Justin Coleman; RBs Mike Davis and Thomas Rawls.
Dallas cornerback Orlando Scandrick with miss his third straight game with a back injury in what amounts to a playoff elimination game between the Cowboys and Seattle.
Scandrick is inactive for Sunday's game along with defensive lineman David Irving, who had already been declared out for the third straight week with a concussion. Scandrick and Irving were injured in a win over Washington.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Linebacker Bobby Wagner practiced on Friday and will play when the Seattle Seahawks face the Dallas Cowboys despite a lingering hamstring problem.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Wagner is ahead of where he was last week when he did not practice at all and was a game-time decision against the Rams.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Even though he's now a professional, Shaquill Griffin is still receiving an intense education.
And in this scenario, Richard Sherman is one of the primary instructors.
"He's mentally sharp. That's really, really unique for a rookie to be that mentally sharp and mentally on it," Sherman said. "He's incredibly coachable. He does a great job of just being coachable and when they correct a mistake then he makes sure he makes the corrections."
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OPEN CAMP: July 30, Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Renton, Washington.