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Seahawks trade Tyler Lockett, keeping him on team in 2024

Seahawks trade Tyler Lockett, keeping him on team in 2024

The Seattle Seahawks entered the offseason with some big decisions to make when it comes to the salary cap, and with free agency just a few days away, they made another notable move to free up money by restructuring their receivers. Tyler Lockett a contract.

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The Seahawks restructured the deal for quarterback Geno Smith a few weeks ago, and earlier this week, Seattle released Jamal Adams and Quandre Diggs as well as tight end Will Dissly and defensive tackle Bryan Mone. All of these moves helped the Seahawks access nearly $42 million in available cap space.

But Lockett's new contract It should help the team have more money to spend now.

According to NFL Network's Mike GarafoloLockett's new contract is for two years and $30 million and is worth $34 million. Garafolo also reported that Lockett has nearly $13 million guaranteed this season. This also solidifies Lockett's place on the Seahawks' 2024 roster, as there has been speculation that he could be the next player to be released so Seattle can free up more salary cap space.

Lockett, 31, already had two years and $34 million remaining on his contract, but had a cap hit of nearly $27 million, the highest on the team, and a $17 million salary for next season.

Lockett just finished his ninth NFL season, all with the Seahawks.

A third-round pick in 2015, Lockett began his career as a third-round receiver and return specialist before becoming a focal point of the Seahawks' offense.

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Lockett's breakout year came in 2018 when he had 965 yards and 10 touchdowns. After that, Lockett had four straight 1,000-yard seasons.

2023 was the first time since 2018 that Lockett did not have over 1,000 receiving yards as he finished the year with 894 yards and five touchdowns.

Lockett ranks second in Seahawks history in receiving yards (7,994), touchdowns (59) and receptions (612), trailing only Hall of Famer Steve Largent in those three categories.

With free agency starting on Monday, the Seahawks are now in a better position to address some of the holes on the roster.

Seattle's top pending free agents who were not just released are defensive tackle Leonard Williams, linebacker Jordyn Brooks, tight ends Noah Fant and Colby Parkinson, guard Damian Lewis and center Evan Brown.

Free agency could also offer a look at the type of team new coach Mike McDonald is looking to build with the Seahawks. A former Baltimore defensive coordinator, some former McDonald's defenders are hitting free agency, including All-Pro linebacker Patrick Quinn, edge defenders Kyle Van Noy and Jadeveon Clowney and safety Geno Stone.

Stay up to date on every move the Seahawks make over the next few months with Seattle Sports' Seahawks Offseason Tracker, which you can check out in the link below.

Seattle Seahawks 2024 Offseason Tracker: Free agents, coach moves and more