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Seahawks WR Ricardo Lockette expected to announce retirement

SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 20: <<enter caption here>> at KeyArena on April 20, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jim Bennett/Getty Images)

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Ricardo Lockette is expected to announce his retirement in a Seattle Seahawks press conference scheduled Thursday, FS1 NFL Insider Mike Garafolo reports.

The wide receiver suffered severe neck injuries after getting blocked illegally during Seattle's Week 8 game against the Dallas Cowboys last November.

Later, Lockette said had it not been for the care of the trainers and medics, "I would have died on that field."

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Seahawks announce a press conference tomorrow for Ricardo Lockette, who hasn't played since that scary hit in Dallas.

— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) May 11, 2016

The 29-year-old Georgia native has spent his entire NFL career with the Seahawks. Shortly after news of the Seahawks' press conference emerged, Lockette posted this to his Instagram account:

I just wanted to make my teammates, family, & The 12th Man proud!!!! #weallwegot

A photo posted by Ricardo Lockette (@ricardolockette) on