Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette retiring

Injured Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette wears a neck brace as he arrives at CenturyLink Field before an an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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RENTON, Wash. (AP) Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette is retiring six months after suffering a serious neck injury in a game at Dallas.

The team confirmed the retirement and has scheduled a news conference with Lockette on Thursday.

Lockette was knocked out and remained motionless on the field for several minutes after a hit by Cowboys safety Jeff Heath during the Nov. 1 victory over Dallas. He was eventually strapped to a backboard and taken off the field. Lockette underwent surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas the next day to stabilize his neck.

Lockette has been a special teams standout for the Seahawks since joining the team in 2011. He's also been part of Seattle's rotation of receivers.

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