Big news Seahawks fans, DeShawn Shead is off the PUP list and finally practiced on Wednesday.

Questions have been surrounding him all season regarding his return. It’s better late than never and coach Pete Carroll has been pretty verbal about it.

“We’re really fired up for that. It’s been a long haul for him. Anytime you ever heard me talk about him, I would tell you he’s ridiculously on it in terms of his rehab and his effort and his preparation and all of that. I’m thrilled for him to come back to practice now and have a chance. He has three weeks to show where he is and all that, and we’ll take a good look at it with our fingers crossed and high hopes that he’ll be able to help us out.”

While Seattle has been hurting at defensive back with Richard Sherman out, it is no guarantee that Shead will be starting anytime soon. Seattle has been grooming Shaquill Griffin all season, and with the addition of Byron Maxwell, Shead will have to prove himself to get on the field.

Shead suffered a season-ending ACL tear near the end of the 2016 regular season. He was questionable to return as he was an unrestricted free agent and in contacts with at least one other team. However, Shead decided to continue with Seattle on a 1-year contract worth $1.2 million.