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Tyler Lockett to be ‘ready to go’ for Week 1

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Per Sheil Kapadia of ESPN, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a broken ankle sustained in Week 16 of the 2016 season.

If this is true (which it likely is because Sheil has never led me astray before and I don’t expect him to start now), then that shriek of excitement you hear in the distance is Russell Wilson.

We all know how amazing Doug Baldwin is. We all know how amazing Jimmy Graham is. Jermaine Kearse will likely have a bounce back year in some capacity. Paul Richardson showed us during the postseason that he can be a dynamic downfield threat in the passing game. The Seahawks have one of the deepest and most versatile backfields in the NFL, boasting the likes of Thomas Rawls, C.J. Prosise, and Eddie Lacy.

The combination of these offensive weapons with a fully healthy Russell Wilson and (hopefully) a somewhat average offensive line will be terrifying for defenses. Add No-E back into the mix from the get-go, and I have no idea how coordinators will scheme for this.

Lockett has had amazing chemistry with Wilson throughout his two-year career and despite losing this offseason to injury rehab, there should be no doubt that this connection will only continue to improve moving forward.

Fingers are crossed for Tyler to stay ahead of schedule so that we can see him back out on the field as soon as possible.