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Hawks CB Parker placed on IR; WR Lockette gets call

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 13, 2011 at 5:58 pm with 12 Comments »
December 13, 2011 6:09 pm

The Seattle Seahawks announced this afternoon that cornerback Ron Parker has been placed on the injured reserve with an Achilles injury.

The 24-year-old rookie out of Newberry College was claimed off waivers (Raiders) by Seattle on Oct. 24 and played in two games on special teams. Earlier this year Parker played in three games for the Raiders on special teams before joining Seattle.

With the vacant spot on the active roster, the Seahawks are expected to sign rookie receiver Richardo Lockette off the practice squad. At 6-2, 211 pounds, the 25-year-old rookie out of Fort Valley State showed promise and explosiveness during training camp and in the preseason, finishing with one reception for 16 yards in three games.

With Lockette on board, the Seahawks now have six receivers on the active roster.

The Seahawks also released defensive end Keith Darbut out of Division III Baldwin-Wallace College from the practice squad, who Seattle signed last week. Seattle added defensive end John Graves in his place, a 6-foot-3, 286-pound defensive end out of Virginia Tech. Graves was released during final roster cuts by Houston in September at the end of training camp.

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  1. Dukeshire says:

    That’s ironic. Someone asked about Lockette on the chat this morning.

  2. Ricardo Lockette

  3. JazBadAzz says:

    Didn’t Lockette have some wheels on him and deep ball skills?

  4. Soggybuc says:

    lol, was thinking the same thing reading that Duke. interesting what they are doing with these practice squad moves. seems as if they are using some of the spots as a rolling tryout mechanism. smart if you ask me.

    Duke, you mentioned the potential impact the Washington and Cleveland losses could have to our season. honestly, as a building block for the future I think it might what we want for a young team. let them spend this entire off season haunted by the failure to take those very winnable games. sometimes learning what it takes to lose can be more educational than learning what it takes to win.

  5. Dukeshire says:

    Soggy – If they do indeed miss the playoffs, that would be the ultimate silver lining, and a great way to approach it. A “teachable moment” as coaches like to say.

  6. I wonder how many guy’s are on IR now for the Hawks, can you just throw anyone on IR or does it have to be a legit injury. If it’s got a be a legit injury, isn’t kind of scary how many players are on it for the Hawks. What is it with Seattle and injuries?

  7. chuck_easton says:

    Tru,

    IR has long been used as a place to stash players with potential to protect the team from losing them to another organization.

    It’s been made reference to many times by players but the coaches and front offices can’t admit to it.

  8. That’s good to know, I was thinking like damn, what is it with players rolling up here and always getting hurt.

  9. yeah, Lockette looked good in the pre-season… I’m excited to see what he can do against a defense that doesn’t know anything about him.

  10. With the signing of another receiver,how does Deon Butler fit in?

  11. I think we’re going to trade butler to the Bears for a draft pick in April.

    There is no way we draft a WR in the 1st round this year because:

    1. Carroll has drafted offense with 2/3 of the 1st rounders he’s had so far.
    2. WRs like Baldwin can be more easily found later in the draft or in FA.
    3. Good pass rushing DEs and DTs are hard to find later in the draft, so we’re going to take the top DE or DT, if no QB falls to us.

  12. I asked about rikki rockette in the chat.

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