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Seahawks pass on waivers claim for Lockette

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The arms race between the Seahawks and 49ers apparently applies only to players who can, you know, play.

On Thursday, the 49ers cut receiver Ricardo Lockette, a former Seahawk who became so close to 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick that Lockette described them during the offseason as “inseparable.”  But the opportunity to pick Lockette’s brain about Kaepernick wasn’t enough to entice the Seahawks to add Lockette to the team.

Per Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the Seahawks didn’t make a waivers claim for Lockette.  None of the other 30 teams did, either.

And so Lockette becomes a free agent, with only a few days to land on a 90-man roster before all rosters shrink to a limit of 75, which comes only a few days before all rosters shrink to 53.

The bad news for Lockette is that, by getting cut now, the 49ers may not be inclined to sign him back to the practice squad, where he spent time in 2012.  If they viewed him as being worthy as one of the eight spots above the 53-man roster, logic suggests he would have made it at least to the final 75.

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28 Responses to “Seahawks pass on waivers claim for Lockette”
  1. blacknole08 says: Aug 23, 2013 5:39 PM

    Why do they need Lockette for any info? The Hawks owned Kaepernick the only time they saw him last season.

  2. fthrvic says: Aug 23, 2013 5:46 PM

    Who?

  3. offthelows says: Aug 23, 2013 5:47 PM

    Lockette’s already had 2 years of practice squad time. It’s tough to get a 3rd year. He may have to go to Canada

  4. ratsfoiledagain says: Aug 23, 2013 5:58 PM

    Harbaugh ‘fired up’ about young wide receiver

    “I’m sure there’s things I can specifically name, but there’s just something about him that I’m really fired up about,” Harbaugh said. “He’s got something else to him, too, besides just the analytical size, strength, speed. There’s something special there. I just feel it.”

    So, what were you feeling coach?

  5. surfinbird1 says: Aug 23, 2013 6:03 PM

    Maybe Pats should take a look at him.

  6. Dusty Grey says: Aug 23, 2013 6:07 PM

    They passed on him because they already knew he couldn’t play.

  7. jda129 says: Aug 23, 2013 6:23 PM

    Remember when Niners fans believed the Kaepernick-Lockette friendship was going to materialize into something on the field? Looks like the most Lockette can hope for now from the friendship is tortoise sitting on game day.

  8. chrismatthewsucks says: Aug 23, 2013 6:38 PM

    Lets be clear here.. SF picks up Seattle’s garbage, while Seattle picks up SF’s treasure *see Micheal Robinson.

    Remember what Fraudbaugh said after he picked up Lockette? ”

    “There is something special there,” Harbaugh said. “I can feel it.”

    Fraudbaugh probably still thinks Lockette has the best hands he has ever seen.

  9. pop562 says: Aug 23, 2013 6:41 PM

    blacknole08 says:
    Aug 23, 2013 5:39 PM
    Why do they need Lockette for any info? The Hawks owned Kaepernick the only time they saw him last season.

    How well did Wilson do at Candlestick? I can show you the horrible stats but you might start calling me names. I think the seahawks should pick up some Falcons players from the waiver so they can find a way to beat Matt Ryan.

  10. seatownballers says: Aug 23, 2013 6:55 PM

    No thanks. ..
    We have Kearse, Williams, and Harper

  11. fumblenuts says: Aug 23, 2013 7:07 PM

    Dude is CFL bound….mark it.

  12. genebulge says: Aug 23, 2013 7:13 PM

    @blackhole08. The game at Candlestick was early in the season and Wilson had hardly any experience besides being limited by the coaching staff on only a portion of the total offense. I don’t think the 49’ers can say they beat the tar out of the Hawks, not like later on in the Season once Wilson was getting to open up the playbook. Big difference in Wilson early in his rookie season than the last half.

  13. blacknole08 says: Aug 23, 2013 7:14 PM

    How well did Wilson do at Candlestick? I can show you the horrible stats but you might start calling me names. I think the seahawks should pick up some Falcons players from the waiver so they can find a way to beat Matt Ryan.

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    He did well enough to almost win there. Also he had a comeback effort against the Patriots the previous week. And he threw 18 TDs and only 3 picks after the first SF game.

    And, if Carroll would have loosened the reigns on Wilson earlier in the season they might have had the first round bye instead of SF.

  14. ripster65 says: Aug 23, 2013 7:42 PM

    *snicker* *snicker* P-E-D-hawk fans are just so cute!

  15. beastbythebay says: Aug 23, 2013 8:04 PM

    Hawk fans are funny…. they talk talk talk… cause they’re basically isn’t anything happening up there in the northwest. Just Starbucks, Microsoft, Seachickens and Mariners…. in the world of sports…. they’re not even on the radar. In the Bay area we have Niners, Giants (two legendary franchises), A’s (also impressive history and recent playoff team), Warriors (Talk of the town), Sharks (always in the hunt)… man, just so much action going on here… hard to keep track of it all. That’s why seachicken fans keep squaking… the preverbial small mans complex playing second fiddle to a bigger sports town like SF. Now we have Kapernick…. again… stealing your miget QB’s thunder…. must suck rooting for a team more noted for their PED history than their championship history. Can’t wait until the Niners take care of business against your team this year….its going to be sweet and Niner nation is going to stick it to you clowns good because you have it coming!

  16. pop562 says: Aug 23, 2013 8:05 PM

    @blacknole08

    Stop with the rookie excuse and opening up the playbook crap. Colin Kap was a back up QB and the playbook wasn’t even open till the Patriots game.

    Russell Wilson stats @ Candlestick

    9/23 passing for 122 yards and no TD and 1 INT.

    How do you come back if your only score came from the kicker.

  17. redrhoads says: Aug 23, 2013 8:08 PM

    Seattle lost to Alex Smith last year. Need I say more?

  18. whatwhat2013 says: Aug 23, 2013 8:26 PM

    redrhoads says:Aug 23, 2013 8:08 PM

    Seattle lost to Alex Smith last year. Need I say more?

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    Good point.. how’d they do in the second game?

  19. ripster65 says: Aug 23, 2013 8:45 PM

    whatwhat2013 says: Aug 23, 2013 8:26 PM

    redrhoads says:Aug 23, 2013 8:08 PM

    Seattle lost to Alex Smith last year. Need I say more?

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    Good point.. how’d they do in the second game?

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    Did it matter? That win didn’t in any way help Seattle any more than it hindered SF. It meant nothing. Seattle didn’t couldn’t even muster a home wild card game for the playoffs.

  20. whatwhat2013 says: Aug 23, 2013 8:53 PM

    ripster65 says:Aug 23, 2013 8:45 PM

    whatwhat2013 says: Aug 23, 2013 8:26 PM

    redrhoads says:Aug 23, 2013 8:08 PM

    Seattle lost to Alex Smith last year. Need I say more?

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    Good point.. how’d they do in the second game?

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    Did it matter? That win didn’t in any way help Seattle any more than it hindered SF. It meant nothing. Seattle didn’t couldn’t even muster a home wild card game for the playoffs.

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    And SF couldn’t win the Super Bowl. Every season there’s only one winner.

  21. jrcoop says: Aug 23, 2013 8:55 PM

    Why do all the guys on that team sniff their own armpits?

  22. japadacktle49 says: Aug 23, 2013 9:05 PM

    Remember when Seatwat fans posted ridiculous comments daily on every 49er thread on PFT? Oh wait they still do. As a 9er fan I’m looking forward to week 1 when the 49ers play the Packers, where as for most of you Clowns your focus is on week 2 & week 14.
    0-2 start for the Seatwats book it!

  23. MasMacho says: Aug 23, 2013 9:23 PM

    @beastbythebay

    Looks to me like you’re the one doing all the talking. Take a breath and find the return key.

  24. decon49 says: Aug 23, 2013 9:26 PM

    they love the “taking the reigns off” excuse now, its always something with those guys

  25. MasMacho says: Aug 23, 2013 9:28 PM

    Oh. And the sharks? Never won.always disappoint. Warriors? Seriously? Run tmc was 15 years ago. Nobody cares about the warriors. Raiders? Seriously? A’s playing in the biggest dump in mlb? Barry bonds?

    You can have them all. Including your Santa Clara 49ers. (the team SF didn’t want).

  26. norcalmafia says: Aug 23, 2013 11:06 PM

    Seattle is so lame…and so are there fans…small man complex..they cant handle always being 2nd..Even if you clowns win the division the Nin3rs will always be more popular and get more attention then the lames from the rainy armpit of the country.

  27. oreo51 says: Aug 24, 2013 1:21 PM

    Just a few weeks ago the SF blogs were all about how Lockette was going to start in place of Crabtree and light it up. Now he is cut and the Niners look to be in big trouble at the WR position.

  28. 64post says: Aug 24, 2013 8:38 PM

    blacknole08 says:
    Aug 23, 2013 5:39 PM
    Why do they need Lockette for any info? The Hawks owned Kaepernick the only time they saw him last season.
    That’s funny, the Seatwats couldn’t beat an Alex Smith led 49er team last year. Couldn’t score a touchdown..

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