Ricardo Lockette indicated via Twitter on Tuesday that he is returning to the Seahawks on a one-year deal.
“Proud to be a Seahawk another year,” he Tweeted Tuesday morning, hours before the official start of free agency.
Lockette, 28, was an exclusive-rights free agent. Seattle tendered Lockette an ERFA contract worth $660,000, according to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times.
His return means the Seahawks retain one of their top special teams players as well a member of their wide-receiver rotation. Lockette made 11 catches for 195 yards and two touchdowns last season. He was the intended target on the interception that sealed New England’s victory over Seattle in the Super Bowl.
Lockette was signed by Seattle as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He was elevated from the practice squad late in his rookie season and made two long catches, one of which produced a touchdown. He spent the 2012 season on San Francisco’s practice and has been back in Seattle the past two seasons. Only two of his four seasons – 2013 and 2014 – counted toward unrestricted free agency, hence his status as an exclusive-rights free agent.