Seahawks will move on from DeShawn Shead

DeShawn Shead Seahawks

DeShawn Shead Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks are keeping a key member of the Legion of Boom in place after releasing one of the leaders of the group last week.

The deal is worth $13.95 million, according to NFL Network, which first reported the agreement.

That's due to a clause in the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement that states that players not activated off the Physically Unable to Perform List until after the sixth game of the season in the final year of their contract must have their contracts tolled (Shead was not activated until December 23). "'That means we are living up to our word and we're going to release him, otherwise his contract would be required to toll'".

Shead's agent, Cameron Foster, told ESPN that the National Football League recently informed the Seahawks that Shead's contract was going to toll.

He confirmed the deal in an Instagram post Monday.

The move allows Seattle to retain some depth in their secondary, following the loss of cornerback Richard Sherman and uncertain future of safety Kam Chancellor.

The team has agreed to a three-year deal with versatile safety Bradley McDougald, one of the team's 16 unrestricted free agents.

Another day, another Seahawks is player out the door. So if his contract were to toll, he'd be signed for 2018 at the same amount.

He started games against Washington and Arizona at mid-season at free safety in place of Earl Thomas, then started the rest of the season at strong safety when Chancellor was injured late in the win at Arizona. Seattle also has second-year players Denalo Hill and Tedric Thompson as backups at both safety spots.