Former Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette, who suffered serious neck injuries last November stemming from a blindisde hit he took during a game in Dallas, will announce his retirement on Thursday.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Lockette will announce his retirement. The Seahawks announced only that they would hold a press conference involving Lockette.
Lockette was covering a punt when a hit from Jeff Heath of the Cowboys initially left Lockette motionless on the field for several minutes. He spent four nights in the hospital and underwent surgery before returning to Seattle.
Lockette, 29, made the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He had 22 career receptions, four for touchdowns.