The Seattle Seahawks have activated leading wide receiver Tyler Lockett from the COVID-19 list, the team announced Thursday.
Lockett missed the Seahawks’ 20-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday after landing on the COVID list last Thursday. Coach Pete Carroll lamented his absence after Seattle managed only 214 yards of offense while Russell Wilson completed only 1 of 11 passes of 10-plus air yards.
“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.
Lockett is one of 11 players the Seahawks have put on the COVID list since last Thursday. He’s the second player to be activated off the list, joining running back Alex Collins, who was activated Wednesday. All 11 are vaccinated and tested positive, a source tells ESPN.
The Seahawks have nine players still on the COVID list: tight end Will Dissly, right tackle Brandon Shell, running back Travis Homer, cornerback D.J. Reed, defensive tackle Bryan Mone, defensive end Kerry Hyder Jr., tight end Ryan Izzo, offensive lineman Pier-Olivier Lestage and cornerback Mike Jackson. Izzo, Lestage and Jackson are on their practice squad.
Dissly tested positive Tuesday night after the team returned from Los Angeles. He was one of the two vaccinated Seahawks players selected for testing as part of the NFL’s new scaled-back testing protocols.