Remember what happened the last time someone reported a Seahawk starter was being shopped around the league?
T.J. Houshmandzadeh was cut by the Seahawks two days later.
Well, now it’s tackle Sean Locklear, a starter in Seattle the previous five seasons. He is being offered around the league in a trade, according to ESPN’s John Clayton. Not only that, but Clayton expects him to be gone by the time the Seahawks play their first game.
“While it was a nice move to pick up Stacy Andrews from the Eagles for a seventh-round pick, the trade is going to lead to the departure of right tackle Sean Locklear, who, according to multiple sources, is being shopped in a trade and isn’t expected to be around by opening day.”
— John Clayton, ESPN.com
Locklear became a starter in 2005, his second year after being drafted out of North Carolina State.
The Seahawks re-signed him in 2008, and just before the 2009 season, president Tim Ruskell disclosed the deal with Locklear was made with the idea he could be the successor to Walter Jones at left tackle.
Well, that didn’t work out so well last season. Locklear began the season at left tackle with Jones out, but suffered a high ankle sprain in the second game and missed seven games.
After showing great promise in his first year as a starter, he has been inconsistent these past two years as the talent around him on the line deteriorated.
Seattle not only acquired Andrews, but it also traded a late-round pick for Tyler Polumbus, who played right tackle in the exhibition finale.
Tags: eagles, ESPN, Exhibition Finale, first game, Five Seasons, High Ankle Sprain, John Clayton, Last Time, North Carolina State, Opening Day, Polumbus, Seahawks, Sean Locklear, Seattle, Second Game, Seven Games, Stacy Andrews, T J Houshmandzadeh, Tim Ruskell, Walter Jones
Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..