Ricardo Lockette
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5 months ago5 Comments

Lockette (neck) is expected to announce his retirement from the NFL in a news conference Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

In Week 8 of last season, Lockette sustained a serious neck injury on an illegal hit while fielding a punt against the Cowboys. Season-ending surgery was quickly ordered up, and he spent the next week-plus in a Dallas hospital before returning to Seattle. Although he didn't exactly develop into a regular receiving threat in parts of four seasons with the Seahawks -- 22 receptions for 451 yards and four touchdowns in 34 career games -- he boasts a Super Bowl ring from the 2013 campaign.

Ricardo Lockette
WR SEA (5)
10 months ago

Lockette (neck) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Lockette underwent neck surgery after Week 8's game against the Cowboys, so this move seemed like a formality. There's no telling if the 29-year-old will be cleared to play football again next season as the Seahawks have been extra precautious with neck injuries in the past, but that decision likely won't be made until later the following year.

Ricardo Lockette
WR SEA (5)
11 months ago

Lockette had neck surgery on Monday afternoon, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

After completion of the procedure, the Seahawks reported that Lockette's neurological signs were are all positive. While he's expected to remain in a Dallas hospital for a few more days, he could be "up and moving around" as soon as Tuesday. Nevertheless, the hit that forced him out of Sunday's win against the Cowboys is season-ending.

Ricardo Lockette
WR SEA (5)
11 months ago

Lockette will undergo neck surgery and miss the remainder of this season after being injured in Sunday's game against the Cowboys, seattlepi.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lockette took a gruesome, illegal hit while covering a punt Sunday, which required him to be stretchered off the field and rushed to a local hospital. Thankfully, Lockette has full motion and feeling in all his extremities, but he'll still require surgery to stabilize ligaments in his neck. While it's unclear if Lockette's career is in jeopardy following Sunday's incident, he definitely will not play again this season, according to coach Pete Carroll.

Ricardo Lockette
WR SEA (5)
1 year ago

Lockette has signed his contract tender to remain with the Seahawks, 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

His one-year deal with the team is reportedly worth $660,000, with Lockette now set to reprise his depth wideout/special teams role with the Seahawks. The 28-year-old recorded 11 catches for 195 yards and and two touchdowns in 2014, while adding three catches for 59 yards in the Seahawks' Super Bowl loss to the Patriots.

Ricardo Lockette
WR SEA (5)
2 years ago

Lockette played only three offensive plays and saw no targets in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

It's a little surprising that the special-teams speedster wasn't used in the passing game following the trade of Percy Harvin. But the Seahawks also wanted to get rookies Paul Richardson and Kevin Norwood involved too. The Seahawks still show no inclination to stretch the field, so until that happens, Lockette won't have much of a role.

Ricardo Lockette
WR SEA (5)
2 years ago

Lockette could see more targets after the Seahawks traded Percy Harvin on Friday.

Lockette is a speedster and seems to be a natural choice to stretch the field, but the Seahawks weren't using Harvin to stretch the field anyway. Rookies Paul Richardson and Kevin Norwood likely will be given increased opportunities to prove themselves. Lockette's role will depend on which way the offense evolves.

Ricardo Lockette
WR SEA (5)
2 years ago

Lockette caught a 39-yard touchdown in Sunday's overtime win against Denver.

It was Lockette's lone catch, but it was pretty nonetheless. He's primarily a special teams player, although he has scored two touchdowns already this year, showing a nice blend of size and speed.

Ricardo Lockette
WR SEA (5)
2 years ago

Lockette did not catch a pass on one target in Sunday's loss to the Chargers.

He carried once for two yards. Expect a similar line most weeks as Lockette is mainly a special teams player.

Ricardo Lockette
WR SEA (5)
2 years ago

Lockette caught two passes for 38 yards and a touchdown on three targets in Thursday's season opener against the Packers.

Lockette caught a 33-yard touchdown in the second quarter when Russell Wilson pulled up to pass on what appeared to be a read-option running play. Though uncovered by the defense, Lockette did have to break a tackle to reach the end zone, thus doing his part to score the second touchdown of his career. Despite his strong start to the season, Lockette is unlikely to play more than 10-15 snaps per game in the coming weeks, as he's competing with Jermaine Kearse and Paul Richardson for playing time behind starters Percy Harvin and Doug Baldwin. Kearse, who caught one pass for eight yards on three targets Thursday, is still a better bet to produce than either Lockette or Richardson.