The Seahawks will welcome back a key offensive player on Sunday. Following a one-game absence, wideout Tyler Lockett has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Lockett tested positive for the virus last week, forcing him to miss Tuesday’s loss to the Rams. Russell Wilson and the offense had issues in the passing game, and head coach Pete Carroll referred to the receiver’s absence following the loss.
“I’m sick that we didn’t have a chance to play with Tyler in this game because this is the kind of game that he would have been a factor in for sure,” Carroll said (via ESPN’s Brady Henderson).
The 29-year-old has already exceeded 1,000 receiving yards for the third-straight year. In 13 starts this season, Lockett has hauled in 62 receptions for 1,023 receiving yards and five touchdowns.
While the Seahawks are welcoming back Lockett, they still have a number of players remaining on the reserve/COVID-19 list, including tight end Will Dissly, running back Travis Homer, defensive end Kerry Hyder, cornerback D.J. Reed, offensive tackle Brandon Shell, and defensive tackle Bryan Mone (h/t to Charean Williams of ProFootballTalk.com).