Lockette (neck) is expected to announce his retirement from the NFL in a news conference Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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.
Lockette (neck) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
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.
Lockette had neck surgery on Monday afternoon, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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.
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.
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.
The Seahawks re-signed wide receiver Ricardo Lockette on Wednesday, the team announced.
Lockette was an exclusive-rights free agent and has played mostly on special teams. In 2014, he caught 11 passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns.
Wide receiver Ricardo Lockette said in a tweet that he will be with the Seahawks another year.
Lockette, an exclusive-rights free agent prior to re-signing, has played mostly on special teams since joining the Seahawks in 2011. The 28-year-old was not tendered by the team going into this year's free agency period.
The talk around the water cooler Monday morning and on pretty much every sports show -- whether on television, radio or the Internet -- is about the Seahawks' final play call that resulted in Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler picking off quarterback Russell Wilson's pass in the end zone and clinching a 28-24 win in Super Bowl 49 for New England.
It seems the consensus is that Seattle should have leaned on star running back Marshawn Lynch to run the football for the potential go-ahead score. Still, the Seahawks stand by the play call after the loss, with offensive coordinator Darren Bevell adding, “It was a great look, the look we wanted to get."
However, Bevell also seemed to put some of the onus on Ricardo Lockette, who was the intended receiver on the play. Bevell did mention a couple of times after the game that Lockette "could have been stronger through the ball," per 710 ESPN Seattle.
“(Butler) drove hard on the ball,” Bevell said, per the Tacoma News Tribune. “Our guys have to go hard to the ball, too."
Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell questioned wideout Ricardo Lockette's effort on the team's final play, according to the Seattle Times.
Bevell said he felt Lockette could have been more aggressive going after the ball on the interception. Lockette ran a slant route to the end zone, but the ball was intercepted by Patriots corner Malcolm Butler. The two players collided on the play, but Butler came up with the ball.
The decision to pass the ball on the one yard line has been questioned by many. Bevell said he called the play, though head coach Pete Carroll took responsibility for the call in post-game interviews.
Lockette finished with three receptions for 59 yards during the contest.
With rookie wideout Paul Richardson out for the rest of the playoffs with a torn ACL, the Seahawks will use Ricardo Lockette and rookie Kevin Norwood in addition to starters Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Coach Pete Carroll said Norwood, a fourth-round pick, must step up.
“We totally trust that he knows what’s going on and can make good plays,” Carroll said, per the paper. “They’re a little different in style but we think he’s going to be a very effective player. We just haven’t seen a lot of him so you would know that. But we’re OK about that. We’re going to definitely miss Paul because he just continues to show, he’s made a lot of big plays and big catches in tough situations. We’ll miss him in that.”
Seattle is a 7.5-point home favorite over the Packers in the NFC Championship Game.
The Seahawks backup receivers managed to get some work Week 14 against the Eagles.
Jermaine Kearse finished second on the team in receiving, gaining 37 yards on three catches. Paul Richardson had two receptions, picking up 27 yards. Kevin Norwood also had two catches. He finished with 22 yards. Ricardo Lockette hauled in one pass, gaining 19 yards. Tight end Tony Moeaki caught one pass, picking up 15 yards. Fullback Will Tukuafu also had one catch, gaining 4 yards. Luke Willson gained one yard on his only reception.
The group will look for more Week 15 against the 49ers.
Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette led his team in receiving yards Sunday, catching his only target for 48 yards in his team's 19-3 win over the Cardinals in Week 12.
No one receiver was able to deliver a breakout performance on a day where the Seahawks led for most the game and attempted just 22 passes. Quarterback Russell Wilson hit nine different receivers with completions in the game, with tight end Tony Moeaki hauling in a team-high four catches for 34 yards.
Tight end Cooper Helfet caught both of his targets for 27 yards and a touchdown, doing most of the work on the 20-yard score after catching the ball behind the line of scrimmage. Tight end Luke Willson (21 yards) and wide receivers Jermaine Kearse (19 yards) and Kevin Norwood (10 yards) each managed just one catch. Wide receiver Doug Baldwin caught two passes but for only six yards.
The Seahawks face a quick turnaround, with a Thursday night matchup with the 49ers on the schedule for Week 13.
Seahawks wideout Ricardo Lockette was ejected from Sunday's game.
Lockette was caught throwing a punch at a Chiefs player following a kick return in the third quarter. He received an unnecessary roughness penalty, and was immediately ejected from the contest.
The Seahawks pass catchers did little Week 10 against the Giants.
Cooper Helfet finished second on the club in yardage with just 32 yards. All of his yards came on just one catch. Doug Baldwin had a team-high four receptions, but only gained 31 yards. Ricardo Lockette caught one ball for 16 yards.
The three will take on the Chiefs Week 11.
The Seahawks backup receivers did little Week 8 against the Panthers.
Luke Willson had just one catch, but made the biggest impact. He hauled in the game-winning touchdown pass with under a minute left in the game. He finished with 23 yards. Ricardo Lockette had two catches, and finished with 22 yards. Paul Richardson also had two catches, gaining 20 yards. Jermaine Kearse clocked in with 15 yards on the day, and Kevin Norwood had 13 yards. Tight end Cooper Helfet caught one pass for 11 yards.
They'll look for more Week 9 against the Raiders.
The Seahawks' passing game was atrocious in Week 6. Aside from Jermaine Kearse, who caught three passes for 62 yards, no other wideout or tight end had more than two catches or 32 yards.
Receiver Doug Baldwin caught two of three targets for 32 yards, while tight end Luke Willson secured two of six targets for 11 yards. Wideout Ricardo Lockette had an 8-yard catch, tight end Cooper Helfet a 7-yarder.
Receiver Bryan Walters mustered a 5-yard grab on three targets.
Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette has gone from the roster bubble to a big-play threat, reports ESPN.com. He made a 39-yard touchdown catch in the overtime win over the Broncos, and had a 33-yard scoring grab in the opener against the Packers.
"He's made so much improvement," coach Pete Carroll said. "It's just been a long, long road to get to here. He's learned from everything that's gone on. He's matured so much in terms of how he applies himself."
Carroll noted Lockette has extraordinary speed. He's clocked a 4.3 forty. "He's got great football speed and he's real tough," Carroll said.
For the season, Lockette has three catches for 77 yards and two scores.
Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette scored his second touchdown of the season in a Week 3 overtime win over the Broncos on Sunday.
Lockette came down with a 39-yard grab in the end zone in the second quarter for his only catch and target of the day. It was the longest scoring play for the Seahawks this season. Lockette has three catches for 77 yards this season.
The Seahawks backup pass catchers did little Week 2 against the Chargers.
Tight end Zach Miller had just one catch for 22 yards. He made a bigger negative impact, as he was called on three different penalties during the contest.
Bryan Walters caught two balls, picking up 17 yards. Ricardo Lockette didn't catch a pass during the contest, but did have one rush for 2 yards.
They'll take on the Broncos Week 3.
The Seahawks backup receivers made some big plays Thursday against the Packers.
Both Ricardo Lockette and Derrick Coleman came through on scoring plays. Lockette was targeted on a read-option play. After Russell Wilson kept the ball, he hit Lockette with a short pass after the cornerback bit on the play. Lockette broke a tackle on his way to scoring a 33 yard touchdown. He would finish with two catches for 38 yards.
Coleman only made one catch, but made it count. With the team trying to run out the clock, Coleman caught a short pass on fourth down and managed to rumble in for the 15 yard score.
Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse didn’t play a big role in the contest. Baldwin caught three balls, but only gained 11 yards. Kearse caught just one pass for 8 yards. Tight end Luke Willson chipped in too, hauling in one pass for one yard.
All five players will take on the Chargers Week 2.
There will be no charges filed against 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette or 49ers receiver Quinton Patton from a suspicious incident that occurred earlier this offseason in Miami in which Kaepernick was linked to a possible sexual assault, Comcast Sports Net reports.
"No charges, no indication that a criminal act was committed," Ed Griffith of the state attorney's office said. "She was alleging that she may have been the victim of a sexual assault, and there was no evidence."
The announcement brings a conclusion to an episode in which Kaepernick maintained his innocence from the beginning.