Ricardo Lockette, formerly of the Seahawks, Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers is being called up from the practice squad to take the 53-man roster spot vacated by Rice. Lockette was on the practice squad with the rival 49ers for brief amount of time before being released and brought back with the Hawks.
Most Seahawks fans probably only know Lockette as the speedster wideout with potential from the 2011 season. The 23-year old caught a 61-yard bomb for a touchdown in the last game of the season against the Arizona Cardinals. After that, mouths were open hoping the Seahawks had the deep-threat receiver the team has been missing.
His only other NFL reception was a 44-yarder against the 49ers on Christmas eve, a game the Hawks lost 19-17 in CenturyLink.
His two catches are obviously a very small sample size but with the addition of Percy Harvin, and the presence of Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin who are more dangerous as short and intermediate threats in the passing game, Lockette has the skill and opportunity to continue to make plays deep downfield.
Now the Seahawks just need to address the concerns with the offensive line allowing Russell Wilson more time to throw.