Marshawn Lynch isn't the only player who the Seahawks will lose to retirement this year. Wide receiver Ricardo Lockette has also decided to hang up his cleats.

According to, Lockette will make his retirement official during a press conference on Thursday.

Lockette's decision to retire comes just six months after he nearly died on a field in Dallas.

During a Week 8 game against the Cowboys in November, Lockette took a terrifying hit while covering a punt. After taking the hit, Lockette went straight to the ground and didn't move for several minutes.

The receiver explained in March that if he had moved or if someone had moved him, then he probably would've died on the field.

"I didn't realize how serious it was until it was over," Lockette said. "The doctor told me pretty much my skull, all the muscles, all the ligaments that connect my vertebrae. If I would have stood up then, the weight of my head, left right, front back, I would have died."

During the time that Lockette was motionless on the field, a wrong move by anyone could've killed him.

"If one of my teammates had come over and pulled my arm just barely, I might have died," Lockette said. "If the returner at the time would have broken a couple tackles and they would have fell on me on the field, I would have died."

Shortly after the injury, Lockette underwent neck surgery in Texas.

Lockette's retirement will bring his five-year career to an end. The undrafted free agent signed with the Seahawks in 2011 and spent all but one year of his career with them. Although he never really put up any huge numbers in his career, Lockette did have a big game in Super Bowl XLIX against the Patriots.

In the 28-24 loss, Lockette finished second on the team with 59 receiving yards.

The receiver, who turns 30 on May 21, will finish his career with 22 catches for 451 yards and four touchdowns.

Ricardo Lockette is done with football after five seasons in Seattle. USATSI