Report: Dolphins hiring former Seahawks CB as defensive assistant

Since the end of the 2023 NFL season, the Miami Dolphins have made numerous changes to their coaching staff, most notably switching out Vic Fangio for Anthony Weaver as defensive coordinator.

With Weaver continuing to fill out his staff, the Dolphins are hiring former Seattle Seahawks defensive assistant and assistant defensive backs coach DeShawn Shead as their assistant defensive backs coach, according to South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s David Furones.

Shead, 34, joined the Seahawks staff back in 2021 and was a cornerback in the league prior to starting his coaching career. He played for the Seahawks (2012-17), Detroit Lions (2018), Seahawks again (2019) and New Orleans Saints (2019).

During his playing career, he recorded 171 tackles (three for a loss), 24 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and two interceptions in 66 games played. He was also on the 2013 Seahawks team that beat the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl.

More recently, he’s helped Seattle develop some young stars in their secondary Riq Woolen and Devon Witherspoon.

Story originally appeared on Dolphins Wire