Seahawks' Williams supplanted by Shead at starting cornerback

Published Nov. 30, 2015 9:55 p.m. EST

Cornerback Cary Williams has lost his starting job with the Seattle Seahawks.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said at his Monday press briefing that the team will continue to go with DeShawn Shead in favor of Williams, who was inactive for Sunday's 39-30 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

“We feel pretty good about DeShawn again this week,” Carroll said of Shead, who came on in the second half of Seattle's win over the San Francisco 49ers on Nov. 22 after Williams was benched in the third quarter of that game.

Shead had four pass breakups against the Steelers, matching Williams' total for the entire season. He also was second on the team with 10 tackles.


Williams, who signed a three-year contract in the offseason to replace the departed Byron Maxwell, plunged down the depth chart when Jeremy Lane made his season debut Sunday. “He’s trying to fight for playing time,” Carroll said of Williams.