Lockett caught five of seven targets for 60 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 24-17 loss to the Bears. Lockett's performance was highlighted by an excellent 19-yard grab in the back corner of the end zone to bring Seattle within a touchdown during the fourth quarter. That catch gave Lockett two scores in as many appearances this season, already matching his 2017 total. In leading the Seahawks in all major receiving categories Monday, Lockett continued to take advantage of Doug Baldwin (knee) being sidelined.
Lockett caught three passes for 59 yards and one touchdown on four targets during Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Broncos. Lockett showed off his deep-ball skills, hauling in a 51-yard bomb in the fourth quarter to put Seattle ahead. He accrued just eight yards on his other two catches. The 25-year-old will slot in as the team's No. 1 wide receiver until Doug Baldwin recovers from a sprained MCL that he suffered during Sunday's game. Lockett will have another tough test against the Bears in Week 2.
Lockett isn't listed on the initial injury report for Sunday's game against the Broncos, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Lockett missed the final three weeks of the preseason with a foot injury that was never believed to be serious. The lack of concern was supported by Seattle's decision to sign the wideout to a three-year, $31.8 million extension in late August. Lockett enters the season as the team's clear-cut No. 2 wide receiver, hoping to help fill the target void left by the offseason departures of Jimmy Graham and Paul Richardson. With top wideout Doug Baldwin and Broncos cornerback Chris Harris likely to spend much of Sunday's game squaring off in the slot, Lockett should have the more favorable matchup against outside corners Bradley Roby and Tramaine Brock.
Lockett (foot) agreed Wednesday with the Seahawks on a three-year contract extension with a base value of $31.8 million, including $20 million guaranteed, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Heading into the final year of his rookie deal, Lockett is now signed through 2021 on a contract with a maximum value of $37.8 million. It's a big commitment for a player with career averages of 2.9 catches and 39 receiving yards per game, but the Seahawks aren't wrong for thinking the 25-year-old has untapped upside, not to mention the crucial role he fills on special teams as the top return man for both kickoffs and punts. Lockett has only missed one game in three seasons, but the Seahawks believe a PCL injury and broken leg -- sustained on separate occasions -- kept him from reaching his top form the past two seasons. The extension also provides another hint that Lockett's current foot injury isn't too serious. He's entrenched as the team's No. 2 receiver, with the potential for an expanded workload if Doug Baldwin's troublesome knee flares up during the season.
Lockett (foot) is expected to play in Friday's preseason game against the Vikings, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports. Lockett missed last week's preseason game against the Chargers with a minor injury he sustained as a result of another player stepping on his foot. However, it looks like he'll be back in action Friday on a night he should serve as Russell Wilson's top target, as Doug Baldwin is out nursing a knee injury.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/07||Los Angeles Rams||1||4.00|
|9||11/04||Los Angeles Chargers||22||27.00|
|10||11/11||@Los Angeles Rams||1||4.00|
|11||11/16||Green Bay Packers||28||32.00|
|13||12/03||San Francisco 49ers||25||29.00|
|15||12/16||@San Francisco 49ers||25||29.00|
|16||12/24||Kansas City Chiefs||29||32.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||68||46||605||3||25||13.15||84|