Locklear, who had started nine games, suffered a serious knee injury in the second half against Washington on Monday that will require surgery.|||||||
David Diehl, who hurt a shoulder against Green Bay the week before, took over after the veteran was carted off.
The New York Giants have signed veteran offensive tackle Sean Locklear. The Super Bowl champions announced the move on Wednesday, less than a week before the Giants start their offseason conditioning program. Contract terms were not available.|||||||
Locklear has played eight seasons in the NFL, the first seven with Seattle and last year with Washington. The North Carolina State product has started 82 of 105 regular-season games. Locklear started every game for Seattle in 2005, including its loss to Pittsburgh in the Super Bowl. He started four of eight games with Washington last season.
The Washington Redskins made a lineup change for Sunday's game against the New York Giants, starting Willie Smith at left tackle for Sean Locklear.|||||||
Smith, who had been splitting snaps in practice this week, will go against Giants right end Jason Pierre-Paul, the NFC defensive player of the week.
Locklear will start at left tackle for the Seahawks in Sunday's key divisional game at Arizona.|||||||
Locklear has been out since he sustained a high right ankle sprain midway through the second game of the season, Sept. 20 at San Francisco. Seattle has gone through five left tackles this season. Six-time All-Pro Walter Jones was supposed to make it back from major knee surgery but didn't and is on injured reserve. Damion McIntosh has started the last two games after signing last month.
Sean Locklear, who had been replacing injured Walter Jones at left tackle, has been sidelined because of a high ankle sprain.|||||||
Seattle hopes to get him back following the upcoming bye week.