[Renton, Wash.] – Wide receiver Ricardo Lockette has retired from the NFL, he announced this afternoon.
Lockette entered the league with Seattle as an undrafted free agent on July 26, 2011 and played in two games that season before being released and spending the 2012 season on the San Francisco 49ers practice squad. He was released by San Francisco during training camp on August 22, 2013 and signed to the Chicago Bears practice squad on September 1, until being released on October 21. He signed with Seattle the following day.
Excelling in special teams as a gunner, he helped Seattle allow only 82 punt return yards in 2013, ranking as the sixth-least in NFL history in a 16-game season.
Lockette played in 34 games with one start in his five-year career, recording 22 receptions for 451 yards and four touchdowns. On special teams, he tallied 11 tackles and two forced fumbles.