The Seahawks made it official Wednesday, agreeing to terms with wide receiver Ricardo Lockette on a one-year deal. An exclusive-rights free agent, Lockette tweeted March 10 that he would be back with Seattle — “proud to be a Seahawk for another year” — but his signing wasn’t confirmed until the release of Tuesday’s NFL transaction report.
Lockette, 28, enters his fifth year in 2015, and fourth overall with the Seahawks. He has 18 catches for 382 yards and three touchdowns, but it’s the catch Lockette didn’t make that is the most prominent part of his portfolio.
— Ricardo Lockette (@RicardoLockette) March 10, 2015
With the Seahawks in position to win Super Bowl XLIX, Lockette ran a slant at the goal line and was targeted by QB Russell Wilson. But New England’s Malcolm Butler jumped the route and picked off the pass, denying Seattle its chance of becoming the first team in 10 years to win consecutive Super Bowls.
Before that play, Lockette had three receptions for 59 yards against the Patriots.
Lockette made his most significant contribution to the Seahawks the past two seasons as s gunner on special teams, recording seven tackles and two forced fumbles.
The Seahawks originally signed Lockette as an undrafted free agent out of Fort Valley State in 2011. He bounced on and off the team’s practice squad before securing a spot on the 53-man roster in 2013.
SEAHAWKS FREE AGENT TRACKER
Unrestricted Free Agents
|3/8||TE Anthony McCoy||Re-signed||One year; injured last 2 seasons|
|3/10||CB Byron Maxwell||Signed-Phil||6 years, $63 million: ($10.3 avg)|
|3/10||LG James Carpenter||Signed-NYJ||4 years, $20 million|
|3/10||LB Malcolm Smith||Signed-Oak||2 years, $7 million|
|3/12||DE O. Schofield||Signed-Atl||$745,000|
|3/13||PR Bryan Walters||Signed-Jax||Primary punt returner in ’14|
|3/16||S Jeron Johnson||Signed-Was||$3.5 million over 2 years|
|3/19||TE Tony Moeaki||Signed-Atl||$745,000|
|3/19||DT D. Smith||Re-signed||$585,000|
|3/27||LS Clint Gresham||Re-signed||$745,000|
|4/2||FB Will Tukuafu||Re-signed||$745,000|
|4/2||DE D. Dobbs||Re-signed||$475,000|
Restricted Free Agents
|3/6||DE Greg Scruggs||Re-signed||Injured reserve last 2 years (knee)|
|3/9||LB Mike Morgan||Re-signed||Played in 53 games since 2011|
|3/9||CB DeShawn Shead||Re-signed||Played in 16 games with 1 start in ’14|
|4/15||WR Ricardo Lockette||Re-signed||11 catches, 2 TDs in ’14|
Extensions / Restructures / Cuts
|3/6||RB Marshawn Lynch||Extend.||3 years, $31 million; $12 million in 2015|
|3/6||TE Zach Miller||Cut||Played 3 games in ’14; had severe ankle injury|
|3/6||OT Garrett Scott||Cut||Waived due to a non-football heart condition|
Remaining Unrestricted Free Agents
|Kevin Williams||DT||34||$2,100,000||Considering retirement|
|Tarvaris Jackson||QB||31||$1,250,000||Played in one game in 2014|
|Heath Farwell||ILB||33||$1,125,000||Retiring to coach|
|Landon Cohen||DT||28||$730,000||Played in one playoff game|
|Lemuel Jeanpierre||C||27||$645,000||Played in 15 games in ’14|
Remaining Restricted Free Agents
|David Gilreath||WR||26||$495,000||Didn’t play in 2014|
|Jermaine Kearse||WR||25||$480,000||Winning TD in NFC Champ.|
Free Agents Signed
|3/9||Will Blackmon||CB||Jacksonville||12 starts for the Jaguars last 2 years|
|3/9||Cary Williams||CB||Philadelphia||Deal is 3 years, $18 million|
|3/16||Jesse Williams||DT||Seattle||Cut March 6, re-signed|
|3/19||Ahtyba Rubin||DT||Cleveland||Better suited to Seattle’s 4-3|
|3/10||Jimmy Graham||TE||New Orleans||Cost: C Max Unger, No. 1 pick|