BY SPNW Staff 06:27PM 12/27/2016

Lockett injury opens spot for Kasen Williams

After Tyler Lockett was placed on injured reserve Tuesday followng surgery Saturday on his season-ending broken leg, another player who knows something about health setbacks, Kasen Williams, was promoted by the Seahawks to take Lockett’s place among the wide receivers Sunday for the regular-season finale in San Francisco.

The former University of Washington star had a similar injury in his junior season of 2013 when he broke his fibula against Oregon. He also had a foot injury. Both required surgery, ending his season and diminishing his senior year. One of the nation’s most sought-after recruits out of Skyline High in Sammamish went undrafted.

The Seahawks signed him to the practice squad as an undrafted free agent. He finally made the 2015 roster late in the season, and played in two regular season games and both playoff games, mostly on special teams.

In 2016, he was released on the Sept. 3 cutdown, mostly because of a persistent hamstring strain, but was added back to the practice squad Sept. 20.

Lockett broke his fibula and tibia during a second-quarter goal-line tackle in Sunday’s 34-31 loss to Arizona. The bones penetrated skin and required an immediate operation.  Coach Pete Carroll said he anticipated Lockett would be able to return to training camp in July.

Paul Richardson is expected to join Jermaine Kearse and Doug Baldwin in the three-wide sets. Carroll said Richardson is the likely kickoff and punt returner.



  • 1coolguy

    Go Kasen! Make the most of it. Remember: The separation is in the preparation!

  • Husky73

    This reminds me of another Husky- Chris Polk. With all of the problems the Seahawks have had at running back, why have they not taken a look at Polk? He was a productive back in both Philly and Houston. Is there a reason he remains a free agent?