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Lockette signs with Seahawks

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  The first order of business for NFL teams after the lockout is signing undrafted free agents.

Former Monroe star Ricardo Lockette looked at many offers and decided to sign with the Seattle Seahawks.

 

Lockette says his phone didn't stop ringing after news of the lockout ending broke Monday.

The Fort Valley State star says as many as eight teams were calling about signing him.

One of the fastest receivers at the NFL combine, the Seahawks believe Lockette could be an impact player on offense and special teams.

After waiting out the lockout, the dream has finally come true not just Ricardo but also his family who have been with him every step of the way to the NFL.

Ricardo Lockette said. "Pete Carroll the head coach called, the offensive coordinator called, the g.m. called. So, they guaranteed me some pretty nice things. I felt it would be the best decision."

Earl Lockette said. "The whole time as a parent you love to see that your child sticks with something and then you see it result in such a great thing as this and we are just very proud of him."

Seattle is scheduled to hold their first training camp practice on Friday and their first preseason game is August 4th in San Diego.

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