December 18, 2011
Monroe’s Ricardo Lockette ran a 4.37 40-yard dash time at the NFL combine — the fastest for a receiver — but still went undrafted. He was eventually signed by the Seahawks, who cut him last year. Lockette was then picked up by the 49ers, who then cut him Thursday. (Herald file photo)
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In a surprising move Thursday, former Monroe star Ricardo Lockette, who seemed headed for a spot on the 49ers’ roster, is waived by the team.
For the first time since being signed by Seattle in July — then playing sparingly in the preseason before being placed on the practice squad — Albany native Ricardo Lockette sees his dream come true when he’s called up this week by the team to finally get a crack at a real NFL game when the red-hot Seahawks travel to Chicago today to take on the struggling Bears.