Report: Seahawks WR Ricardo Lockette to retire after neck injury

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Report: Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette to retire following neck injury
Wednesday May 11th, 2016

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette will announce his retirement in a press conference on Thursday, according to's Ian Rapoport.

Lockette suffered a serious neck injury in Seattle's 13–12 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 1. The wide receiver collided with Cowboys safety Jeff Heath during punt coverage and then laid motionless on the field before he was carted off. He had suffered ligament and disc damage that required neck surgery

“I just remember looking around and all the trainers running up,” Lockette told in November. “They’re checking my wrist, but I can’t feel it. I’m looking at them, but I can’t respond. I can’t talk. My entire body is numb.”

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Lockette signed with Seattle in 2011 as an undrafted free agent out of Fort Valley State. He finishes his career with 22 receptions, 451 yards and four touchdowns in 34 games.

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