Seahawks WR Ricardo Lockette expected to announce retirement

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."

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: