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By PFW staff

ORT Sean Locklear has started 63 games over the past six seasons with the Seahawks and was a key member of the team's offensive line that led the way for former RB Shaun Alexander to win the league MVP award in 2005. Under new coach Pete Carroll, Locklear's roster spot was at risk, but he will be with the club when the team takes the field Sunday vs. San Francisco.

Locklear agreed on Friday to a $2.2 million pay cut in order to stay with the team; his 2010 salary will now be $3.25 million. He is the fourth player on the roster to slash his salary in the past few weeks, joining LB Leroy Hill, RB Julius Jones and FS Jordan Babineaux.

The way we see it

Locklear will see some playing time early in the year due to injuries on the Seahawks' offensive line. OT Ray Willis is on injured reserve following knee surgery, OG Chester Pitts is banged up with a knee injury and first-round pick OLT Russell Okung is expected to miss the first few weeks of the season with a high ankle sprain. Locklear is projected to start in Week One at right tackle.


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